Fantastische Vier trust on rental partner ABS and Lawo technology for their unplugged concerts.
When MTV asked the “Fantastische Vier” (“The Fantastic Four”, “Fanta 4”) if they were prepared to repeat their ingenious unplugged concert of the year 2000, the four artists decided for a remake with new songs at that same spectacular venue that twelve years ago had been such a unique atmosphere: the Balve Cave (German: Balver Höhle). With regard to audio technology, they were served by Audio Broadcast Services (ABS) – and Lawo audio mixing consoles provided excellent sound under very difficult acoustic conditions.
The „Balve Cave“ outside Balve in central Germany is Europe’s largest cultural cave open to the public, with an entrance portal measuring 11 meters in height and is 18 meters wide. It was formed by penetrating water within millions of years. The huge hall, nearly 90 meters deep, offered space enough for the band plus orchestra and about 900 visitors.
Since they achieved their first chart success in 1992 with German rap, the Fanta 4 keep playing a central role in German pop culture as they elevated the German rap scene that was just developing in those days, out of their niche and sensitized the public for the radiance of spoken words in interplay with rap and pop elements. With their eight studio albums, they extended their influence and success, diversified their own style and always found a new musical approach and new texts and topics. ...