Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Martin Audio On A High In Hyde Park

20/07/2018

Martin Audio On A High In Hyde Park posted: 19/07/2018

Capital field 318 MLA series enclosures at BST for Roger Waters - the largest deployment ever

Now enjoying its sixth year at Hyde Park, AEG Live's Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time (BST) has now settled into a proven and established formula, since its sound reinforcement partners, Capital Sound, and their premier loudspeaker system, Martin Audio's MLA, have fully optimised the sound site-wide.

Maintaining the status quo, Capital have rigged the main stage and outfield identically to 12 months ago, with one major exception.

Providing the spectacular curtain raiser to the 10-day festival, Roger Waters brought his Us + Them tour to the UK for the first time. Waters had already taken his sonic and visual experimentation to breath-taking levels at Desert Trip in 2016, with the biggest surround sound system ever built. To create maximum impact at Hyde Park Capital were asked to provide an additional 12 hangs of MLA/MLA Compact on towers positioned through the concourse for one night only.

These provided 12-point surround sound effects, at positions set by Loud Sound's Dan Craig and fine tuned by Roger Waters' sound team, as part of the show to give the audience an immersive experience that had them gripped from the beginning as the sound chased around the site.

The auxiliary towers added a further 112 MLA/MLA Compact cabinets to the existing total of 206 MLA series cabinets deployed in the Park. With 318 enclosures in total, this was the largest deployment of MLA at a festival anywhere in the world, eclipsing that of Rock in Rio and Glastonbury.

The same weekend Capital Sound were also servicing the Volt/Balaton festivals in Hungary, followed by Kew the Music, which added a further 149 MLA family enclosures in use at the same time.

Back at Hyde Park, for the remainder of BST, the main Great Oak Stage is equipped with two hangs of 16 x MLA and 1 x MLD Downfill per side, with 13 x MLA and an MLD Downfill for the sidehangs. The sub array consisted of 32 x MLX in a broadside cardioid design (21 front facing, 11 rear facing).

With 12 MLA Compact serving as front fills all MLA components are operating on the same network.

Out in the field, there are nine main delay towers, seven comprising 7 x MLA and a single MLD Downfill, while for delay positions 10 and 11 eight MLA Compacts are deployed. Four of the positions are supported by 12 MLX subs.

All of which provided a mesmerising soundscape for Roger Waters as he worked through an epic 21 track performance spanning many Pink Floyd albums, with classics such as Breathe, Us & Them, Time and Wish You Were Here-as well as several tracks from his solo album Is This The Life We Really Want.

A very clear political voice drummed throughout, seen during the performance of Another Brick In The Wall Part 2, with school children from the Grenfell community taking to the stage dressed in Guantanamo Bay prisoner boiler suits, with t-shirts bearing the one word- RESIST'.

This theme continued following the interlude. With Waters' grandiose visuals projected on screens out from the stage, a series of images and quotes from President Donald Trump flashed across screen. Also appearing was an inflatable pig parading through the crowd, Battersea Power Station chimneys extending above the stage, and even a Dark Side Of The Moon prism created from lasers.

The show ended with a stupendous rendition of The Wall classic Comfortably Numb and a firework display.

The anticipation for Waters was fuelled by vintage performances by Richard Ashcroft and Seasick Steve, which took place beforehand on the Great Oak Stage.

The opening day line-up attracted stars in their droves, including Richard Gere, Damian Lewis, Kate Moss, Liv Tyler, Helen McCrory, Sadie Frost, Simon Cowell, Jeremy Clarkson and Michael Kiwanuka. And they were always within distance of the crystal clear signature sound of MLA.

Away from the Great Oak Stage, Capital equipped the VIP Pavilion this year with 12 x Martin Audio Blackline F8+.

On the Barclaycard Stage (Stage 2), 8 x MLA Compacts are flown on each side of the stage, along with 14 of the new Martin SX218 subs, while the popular Martin Audio DD12's provide front fills.

The Moretti Bar, which runs through the midweek from Monday-Thursday, features a full Martin Audio system comprising a pair each of DD12 and CSX-LIVE 118 subs for the live stage with 4 x Blackline F12 stage monitors, while the bar area features a distributed system of DD12, DD6 and PSX subs.

Leading Capital's 24-strong crew are Martin Connolly, Account Manager, Great Oak Stage, with Capital Operations and Development Director, Paul Timmins, taking responsibility for the other stages. Al Woods returns from Dubai to serve as main stage crew chief. For Martin Audio, Jason Baird provided system alignment and propagation tests, while Chris Pyne lent additional MLA support.

Summing up the opening event, Timmins said, This is up there in my top five shows of all time. We've never built a surround sound system on that scale, and we were not only firing low-level FX but high level sources around the site, which needed to be contained. But with everyone working to a common goal - we were able to meet all sound level challenges, and the reviews of the sound system in the serious media the following day were 100% positive.

Martin Connolly agreed. Roger Waters' production team-including sound engineer Jon Lemon, system tech Dean Mizzi and Josh Lloyd, who did the set-up with our system tech Toby Donovan, achieved everything they wanted. All have sent us emails thanking us, and we are delighted with the result.

Of the event Jon Lemon himself said, The Capital team did a great job and worked so well with Dean and Josh, as well as Toby and the team. We pulled it off!

Thus a site th
LINK: https://www.live-production.tv/news/shows/martin-audio-high-hyde-park....
See more stories from liveproduction

Most recent headlines

24/01/2019

Swansea City AFC Launches Live Streaming Platform with URSA Broadcast

Swansea City AFC Launches Live Streaming Platform with URSA Broadcast posted: 23/01/2019 Blackmagic Design today announced that Swansea City Association F...

24/01/2019

Salamanders Announce Kevin Soine as Head Coach for 2019

Kevin Soine The Holly Springs Salamanders have announced Kevin Soine as the head coach for the 2019 season. Soine joins the Salamanders after spending two se...

24/01/2019

January 23, 2019

Humans may be capable of producing a quintillion different antibodies January 23, 2019 LA JOLLA, CA An analysis by Scripps Research scientists of billions ...

24/01/2019

USA Renews Suits' For Ninth and Final Season

USA Network has renewed lawyer drama Suits for a ninth season comprised of ten episodes. That will represent the final season of the Aaron Korsh drama. Suits p...

24/01/2019

Fosse/Verdon' Limited Series Starts on FX April 9

FX limited series Fosse/Verdon, about the romantic and creative partnership shared by Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, starts April 9. There are eight episodes. The s...

24/01/2019

Fox Nation's Sean Hannity Program Starts Jan. 30

Fox Nation, the new subscription streaming service from Fox News, debuts the Sean Hannity weekday show Hannity On Air Jan. 30. Hannity On Air will feature a liv...

24/01/2019

Syndication Ratings: Ratings Wake Up After Short Winters Nap

Syndication came back to life in the week ended Jan. 13, following two slow weeks that included the Christmas and New Year's holiday weeks that were marked ...

24/01/2019

Matt Okine's Stan original comedy series The Other Guy renewed for second season

23 01 2019 - Media release Matt Okine's Stan original comedy series The Othe...

24/01/2019

New hires to help push...

[L-R] Cyril Matter, Ramy Alam and Rosario Marseglia Collaboration company Mersive Technologies has bolstered its EMEA team with two regional sales managers and...

24/01/2019

Sony to move European HQ to the Netherlands to...

Sony Center HQ building in Tokyo / Shutterstock.com Sony will move its European headquarters from Britain to the Netherlands to avoid disruption caused by Brex...

24/01/2019

As Silicon Valley investment plummets, what's the future for...

Enthusiasm for VR is waning in Silicon Valley with the Los Angeles Times reporting a crash in investment and suggesting a wider slump in take up of the emerging...

24/01/2019

GSMA Announces Nominees for 2019 GLOMO Awards

London: The GSMA today announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2019 (GLOMO Awards). Winners of the awards will be presented throughout MWC19 Barcelo...

24/01/2019

CORE BY DPA - AS ADVERTISED

By Gy rgy Rajna, Production Sound Mixer and DPA Master As a motion picture sound professional, I am an everyday user of the DPA d:screet Miniature Microphones...

24/01/2019

ZEISS Xradia 610&620 Versa: ZEISS introduces next generation X-ray microscopes

JENA/Germany, 23.01.2019. ZEISS introduces two new advanced models of the ZEISS Xradia Versa family: The ZEISS Xradia 610 & 620 Versa X-ray microscopes excel th...

23/01/2019

VIZ MEDIA ACQUIRES HOME MEDIA AND PUBLISHING RIGHTS FOR POKMON THE MOVIE: THE POWER OF US

VIZ MEDIA ACQUIRES HOME MEDIA AND PUBLISHING RIGHTS FOR POK MON THE MOVIE: THE P...

23/01/2019

IMT Vislink Presents Newsnet All-IP ENG Solution at Ohio Association of Broadcasters Conference

Jan 22 IMT Vislink Presents Newsnet All-IP ENG Solution at Ohio Association of...

23/01/2019

Harvard Dual Degree Students Make Music on Both Sides of the River

Adjusting to university life is a challenge for any entering student. But for a handful of students enrolled in Berklee's dual degree program with Harvard U...

23/01/2019

Three Berklee Alumni Score Oscar Nods

Berklee alumni Gillian Welch '92 and David Rawlings '92 received their first Oscar nominations Tuesday morning for Best Original Song. They composed Wh...

23/01/2019

Adobe Acquires Allegorithmic, the Leader in 3D Editing and Authoring for Gaming and Entertainment

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that it h...

23/01/2019

Comics on Kickstarter Keep Hitting New Highs

Camilla Zhang, Comics Outreach Lead at Kickstarter. The Kickstarter Comics category had a massive year in 2018, with backers from around the world pledging a...

23/01/2019

Michael B. Jordan's Outlier Society Cements Partnership with Warner Bros. Pictures Group in First-Look Film Deal

Michael B. Jordan's Outlier Society Cements Partnership with Warner Bros. Pi...

23/01/2019

Lotto results: Mega roll-over jackpot up for grabs on Wednesday

Always gamble responsibly and play only within your means. Pick your numbers right and you could walk away with a whopping R19 million on Wednesday night's...

23/01/2019

Lotto and Lotto Plus results for Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Are you ready for the Lotto and Lotto Plus draw on Wednesday, 23 January? It's yet another chance to find out whether or not you're South Africa's l...

23/01/2019

Uzalo latest episodes and teasers for 23 25 January 2019 watch it here

In November 2018, Uzalo celebrated a milestone. After wrapping up the filming of season four, the show celebrated clocking over 10 million viewers. It's no...

23/01/2019

Watch: Uzalo latest episode, Wednesday 23 January 2019 [video]

In today's episode of Uzalo: Mastermind and Mxolisi confront each other about the status of their brotherhood. Nonka pushes for her family to do better. MaN...

23/01/2019

Watch: Generations The Legacy latest episode Wednesday, 23 January [video]

Tonight on Generations The Legacy: There is yet another hiccup in the jewellery heist. Young love leads to a first kiss Sphe knows there's a problem and de...

23/01/2019

Sunday movie: A Quiet Place what you need to know

Sunday evenings are perfect for horror movies. Get the popcorn ready, turn the lights down - perhaps even make a blanket fort, we're not here to judge - and...

23/01/2019

Pop Star Pabllo Vittar Gives Voice to Brazil's LGBTQ Community

On Saturday evening in early November, 10,000 Brazilians gathered at the Hopi Hari amusement park just outside S o Paulo and held their lighters aloft. It was P...

23/01/2019

Broadband TV News - Providers miss out by ignoring credential sharing

Providers miss out by ignoring credential sharing Via Broadband TV News - 20 December 2018 - What has been an effective strategy for OTT video providers to win ...

23/01/2019

Total Telecom Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue

Credential sharing is costing video providers millions in lost revenue Via Total...

23/01/2019

4rfv Cartesian release report - How consumers access streaming video: The risks of credential sharing

Cartesian release report - How consumers access streaming video: The risks of cr...

23/01/2019

Videonet Cartesian claims service providers are missing out on streaming subscribers by ignoring credential sharing

Cartesian claims service providers are missing out on streaming subscribers by i...

23/01/2019

Invitation to submit proposals for the Fiction Slate

The National Film and Video Foundations invitation to submit proposals for the Fiction Slate The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the...

23/01/2019

Invitation to submit Documentary Proposals for The Next 25 Years of Democracy 2019

The National Film and Video Foundation Invitation to submit Documentary Proposal...

23/01/2019

SVG Regional Platinum Series Event at Sneaky Big Studios to Stream Live

SVG Regional Platinum Series Event at Sneaky Big Studios to Stream Live By SVG Staff Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:01 pm Print This Story Story Highlight...

23/01/2019

Save the Date: SVG Venue Summit Travels to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, June 26-27

Save the Date: SVG Venue Summit Travels to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, June...

23/01/2019

Super Bowl LIII: CBS Sports Ramps Up for Big Audio

Super Bowl LIII: CBS Sports Ramps Up for Big Audio 180 mics, all-networked comms will be deployed at Mercedes-Benz Stadium By Dan Daley, Audio Editor Wednesd...

23/01/2019

SVG On Demand: Cloud and Virtualization Workshop - How the Cloud Will Power the MiLB Media Revolution

SVG On Demand: Cloud and Virtualization Workshop - How the Cloud Will Power the ...

23/01/2019

The SVG Podcast: Michael Connelly, SVP/EP, Fox Sports Regional Networks

The SVG Podcast: Michael Connelly, SVP/EP, Fox Sports Regional Networks Talking the latest in tech, production, and operations with the RSN exec By Brandon Cos...

23/01/2019

Check Out the SVG SportsTechLive Blog: On Site at Super Bowl LIII for All the Latest News from Atlanta

Super Bowl LIII: CBS Sports Ramps Up for Big Audio By Dan Daley, Audio Editor | ...

23/01/2019

Clear-Com Appoints New Broadcast Sales Manager for Germany

Newly created role underlines commitment to growth in key European region Clear-Com has appointed Alex Hemme as the company's first Regional Sales Manager...

23/01/2019

Google Announces Successful Programmatic TV Buying

Runs Local TV Campaigns with Inventory from WO Programmatic, More Effective and Faster to Buy Google just released its latest case study on programmatic TV buyi...

23/01/2019

WideOrbit and Mediaocean Partner to Improve Avails Responses, Proposals, and More

Today we're unveiling big news for ad buyers and broadcasters. We have partn...

23/01/2019

VEON reaffirms commitment to addressing strategic relationship with GTH

Amsterdam, 23 January 2019 - VEON Ltd. (NASDAQ and Euronext Amsterdam: VEON), a leading global provider of connectivity and internet services, announces that it...

23/01/2019

Jordan's Al Mamlaka TV Broadcast Infrastructure Controlled By Lawo VSM

Al Mamlaka TV, a 24/7 HD news channel and Jordan's first state-funded public service broadcaster, went on-air in July 2018, featuring a VSM solution for fac...

23/01/2019

How pay-TV operators can drive revenue with data

In The News, Press Releases, How pay-TV operators can drive revenue with data 23/01/2019 It's been more than a decade since Paul Davenport's seminal C...