Isle of Man (June 2, 2009)--How do you make a rock concert rock after audiences have been listening to motorcycle races all day? Innovation Productions's answer was to bring in a new Martin Audio W8LC system and control.
Managing director Andrew Pygott purchased 16 of the mid-high enclosures, along with eight WS218X subs and a pair of DX2 processors, based on recommendation. Innovation has also configured the drive racks to accommodate six new Martin Audio MA5.2K amplifiers, with an MA12K driving the bottom end.
According to Pygott, the system was purchased as soon as his company knew it had the contract to supply sound reinforcement for this year's Isle of Man TT Motorcycle Races in early June. Each night a concert will be staged in the Villa Marina Gardens in Douglas, with Whitesnake playing as the main headliner during the weeklong Festival, providing the W8LCs with their first serious test.
While Innovation will rig its entire complement of loudspeakers for the occasion (in two hangs of eight), the purchase also allows different configurations to be fielded for conferences and awards dinners, depending on the size of the event.
Pygott noted that the rig/derig attributes of the system, Martin Audio's proprietary DISPLAY optimization software, and AudioCore remote PC control software were also part of the decision.
"We are delighted with the purchase because it gives us so many different options," he concluded.