Dubai (May 10, 2005)–When you’re hosting a gala dinner for 1,000 people at the foot of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s landmark hotel on the shores of the Gulf, the last thing one wants to do is worry about the sound. With that in mind, local production house DLC–hired for the large, German corporate event–brought in Eddie Mulrainey of 3DB Audio to handle audio chores, using a sizable d&b audiotechnik PA system.
The dinner was accompanied by music and song, and preceded by several keynote speakers. “It was a typical demand,” continued Mulrainey, “they wanted a speech system with good vocal intelligibility, and a PA powerful enough to do justice to the musical content.” To that end, the client requested a d&b system be used, and 3DB Audio agreed.
Mulrainey has been in Dubai 12 years, a former freelance sound engineer in the UK, he first experienced d&b audiotechnik when working for Wigwam, a connection that is bearing fruit for him once more: “By coincidence, Chris Hill from Wigwam has decided to invest in the Gulf; he came over to meet with me and my partner Mike Snape last year and officially began moving equipment into the region this past November. I already had d&b C4s and C7s, but he’s now augmented our inventory of those loudspeakers, and added B2 subwoofers.”
Besides d&b audiotechnik equipment, 3DB Audio recently added a Midas Sienna to its inventory and Hill is sending out a pair of Yamaha PM5Ds soon. “It makes sense to me,” remarked Hill, “as there are some obvious benefits to Wigwam. Many of our regular clients like Westlife and Ronan Keating perform out there, so we can support them to our usual standards, and the local market in general appears to be growing.”