Melbourne-based audio specialist Full Throttle Entertainment has invested in a Vero sound system from Funktion-One.
According to company founder, Adam Ward, the addition of the vertically arrayed loudspeaker system equips them to do bigger shows and answers the requirements of a wider range of clients.
Vero is the brainchild of Funktion-One founder and Pro Sound Awards 2017 winner Tony Andrews.
He commented: “We’re very happy that there is now a Vero system in Australia and that it’s in the hands of a company that is not only technically proficient but also very knowledgeable when it comes to the demands of the market there. Adam and his team have already had some fantastic results with Vero. I’m certain that there are many more to come.”
Ward added: “Full Throttle Entertainment has been deploying the Resolution Series with much success for a number of years. We were consistently being approached by our clients to do bigger and bigger shows. Vero is the answer in addressing these large format requirements, as well as bringing what is, in my opinion, a new benchmark to live touring.
“From the beginning, we were excited to see what Tony would do next with loudspeaker design, and with Vero we were not disappointed. The product really raises the bar in terms of sound quality, while offering the discrete appearance that certain clients look for. After many discussions with Tony and an invite to the Funktion-One HQ in England to hear Vero, we just had to add it to our inventory.”
Full Throttle Entertainment played an important role in Vero’s development by deploying a beta version of the system at a number of events before it was officially launched. This meant that Ward and his team had an opportunity to work with the system and build their understanding of it.
Ward’s visit to Funktion-One provided an opportunity for more training. Funktion-One founder, John Newsham, who worked with Andrews to develop Vero, then travelled to Australia to join Ward for the Googoosh concert in Sydney. This provided a real-world, one-to-one training scenario, and an opportunity to complete the training process.
Ward concluded: “Vero opens up a lot of different markets for us. Many clients need to see speakers look a particular way and irrespective of how amazing Vero sounds, it has the look many corporate and live clients want to see. We previously couldn’t get our foot in the door but now there is a whole new client base interested in talking to us.”