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Martin Audio sells first MLA system to Complete Audio

German production company invests in cutting edge rig after world debut


Recent industry deals

MARTIN AUDIO has sold its first Multicellular Loudspeaker Array (MLA) to Berlin-based production company, Complete Audio, following the completion of its world debut with German rap band Fettes Brot. Complete Audio placed an order for 20 MLA, two MLD enclosures

advancement – far exceeding the commonly hyped systems in the market – and the next step in the genealogy of line array-based systems. Martin Audio has taken an entirely revolutionary approach to designing a sound system.” Upon beta testing the system,

MLA is a technological advancement that

far exceeds commonly hyped systems. André Rauhut

Managing director, Complete Audio

and 14 MLX subs, along with the Merlin network management system, rigging and other peripherals, with Martin Audio’s German distributor, Atlantic Audio. Complete Audio MD, André Rauhut remarked: “I now own a system which is truly unique. The MLA is a genuine technological

André Rauhut and Fettes Brot’s FOH engineer, Oliver Voges discovered that MLA could deliver consistent sound up to 150 metres, translating the engineer‘s mix accurately, throughout the audience. “This was the proof I needed,” said Rauhut. “Before touring with Fettes Brot I only had the opportunity of

hearing the MLA under controlled circumstances, but out on the road everyone – the sound engineers, venue promoters and audiences – were all amazed at the sound clarity and consistency. With conditions changing daily from venue to venue, the MLA mastered even the most stringent challenges. All the promises which had been made by Martin Audio worked in reality.” Wolfgang Garçon, managing

director of Atlantic Audio, comented: “Many manufacturers have jumped on the line array bandwagon and Martin Audio could simply have developed a next generation version; but with an amazing R&D team headed by Jason Baird they have come up with a totally different principle. Their goal has been to create a coherent wavefront at the listener’s ear rather than the conventional method of providing coherent waves emanating

from the speaker.” >

RYAN HEWITT, whose credits include the Red Hot Chili Peppers, has adopted Universal Audio’s UAD-2 powered plugins to remix classic 70s rock tracks for the Guitar Hero series. “I had a direct copy of the 24- track analog master from Blue Oyster Cult’s Burnin' for You,” said Hewitt. “It was an honour to work with the original multitracks, because that was my favorite song as a kid. They mixed it on a Harrison 3624 console, which had the same eq that Universal Audio modelled from Bruce Swedien’s desk. I read an article about that desk and I thought: ‘Sweet, I have those eqs’.”

PLUS 4 AUDIO has taken delivery of 12 APG DX12 low profile monitor speakers for rental stock from UK distributor, Red Square Audio.

Plus 4 is one of the leading suppliers of PA and monitor systems to the UK TV industry. Based in Surbiton, Surrey, its clients include Fountain Studios, Maidstone Studios and the BBC, as well as various OB events and television shows such as the Mercury Music Prize and Strictly Come Dancing.

Plus 4’s Stewart Chaney commented: “I had been looking for a micro wedge monitor for our smaller shows for quite some time. Paul Nicholson said he’d got something that might interest me and gave me a demo of the new DX12s. I was more than pleasantly surprised.”

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