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  • Funktion-1 Sound system for Live Music

    I have heard a number of Funktion-1 rigs used for Dance Music, but never for a Live music performance. Went to the Elysium festival this past weekend (as a fan, not working)

    I have to say that I was impressed- Vocals were clear, Guitars Smooth, bass punchy. Great separation of instruments & clarity was great.

    Rig was 4 Resolution 3's over 4 F218's per side. Very impressive sound. I though the tuning was a bit bass-heavy, espcially in the 100-120Hz range, but I understand why- It was mostly a DJ based event, and they want the Low Thump.

    Bottom line is that it changed my perception of the Funktion-one as a live P.A.

    Rig was brought in by Funkworks here in Los Angeles.
    <div class="signaturecontainer">My Rig:<br />
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    EAW LA325's (2)<br />
    EAW LA400's (4)<br />
    QSC PLX 3402 (2)<br />
    QSC PL1.8<br />
    QSC RMX 2450<br />
    Ashly ProTea 3.24c<br />
    Ashly ProTea 4.24G<br />
    EAW LA212 Monitors<br />
    JBL PRX-512M Monitors<br />
    Whole Lotta Cables <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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    Well, funktion 1 has a solid rep over in the UK and places in south america, but has only recently come over to north america. I've been reading about them for years but haven't seen a rig.

    There's a lot of great sounding systems out there, and it's one I'd have to use myself before I really got an opinion on it. They look great though, and I've been hearing good things. I just find the aesthetic to be a little tacky.

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    • #3
      I don't see why not.

      You don't see them being used live as it's practically impossible to break into the rider acceptability of Martin Audio, Turbosound and D&B (In the UK).

      Now that the name Funktion 1 is synonymous with Dance music / Clubs i doubt it'll ever make it big as a live system brand
      <div class="signaturecontainer"><b>Desk</b>: Yamaha 01v96, Presonus D8, Alesis DEQ830<br />
      <b>Processor</b>: Behringer DCX2496</div>

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      • #4
        Kinda like Cerwin Vega. I never see them (esp mid/high boxes) except at DJ clubs and bowling alleys.
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        • #5
          I don't see why not.

          You don't see them being used live as it's practically impossible to break into the rider acceptability of Martin Audio, Turbosound and D&B (In the UK).

          Now that the name Funktion 1 is synonymous with Dance music / Clubs i doubt it'll ever make it big as a live system brand


          Thats one thing I dont really get- Funktion-one IS Turbosound!!! The guys that designed al those Rider friendly speakers created The company.

          But you may be right. That and the expense- 2x EAW. ow.

          nonetheless, a great rig.
          <div class="signaturecontainer">My Rig:<br />
          <br />
          EAW LA325's (2)<br />
          EAW LA400's (4)<br />
          QSC PLX 3402 (2)<br />
          QSC PL1.8<br />
          QSC RMX 2450<br />
          Ashly ProTea 3.24c<br />
          Ashly ProTea 4.24G<br />
          EAW LA212 Monitors<br />
          JBL PRX-512M Monitors<br />
          Whole Lotta Cables <img src="http://img3.harmony-central.com/acapella/ubb/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" /></div>

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