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More Martin Audio MLA for Capital Sound

Capital Sound has increased its inventory of Martin Audio MLA enclosures in order to stage two major London events in close succession: The Killers’ largest ever one-off concert at Wembley Stadium and the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park.
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Capital Sound has increased its inventory of Martin Audio MLA enclosures in order to stage two major London events in close succession: The Killers’ largest ever one-off concert at Wembley Stadium and the Barclaycard British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park. Capital Sound general manager Paul Timmins says that the task of deploying around 150 enclosures from the MLA family to cover the Wembley gig and as many as 180 for Hyde Park was challenging. “The additional purchase of MLA had always been in the planning – it was just a question of timing as to when we took delivery,” he said. “The confirmation of Hyde Park made that decision for us and we now have sufficient cabinets and infrastructure to be able to field two large systems.” For the Killers’ concert, the scalable PA rig was extended from a typical 14 elements a side to hangs of 20 x MLA enclosures plus a single MLD Downfill at each side of the stage for the main Wembley PA. This was supported by three delay hangs each containing a further 12 MLA enclosures along with sidefills to provide coverage for a stadium crowd numbering around 78,000 people. “Wembley had been our largest deployment of MLA… until Hyde Park came along,” said Timmins. “Since there was less than a fortnight between the Killers show and Bon Jovi opening the Festival a lot of careful planning was required.” Martin Audio managing director, Anthony Taylor, added, “It has been an amazing few weeks for the company and we are indebted to Capital Sound for their support and inspired way in which they have packaged and optimised our systems in the face of these extreme challenges. We are thrilled both to have supported the Killers’ largest ever gig with our MLA technology and then to overcome the challenging sound issues at Hyde Park concerts, with opening concerts by Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones.” Pictured left to right are Ian Colville, Toby Donovan, Paul Timmins (Capital Sound), Jason Baird (Martin Audio), Martin Connolly (Capital Sound) and Andy Davies (Martin Audio) at Hyde Park during the site build-up.
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