Of Monsters and Men were dwarfed by the sizable Martin Audio MLA system on hand at the KROQ Weenie Roast and Fiesta.
Irvine, CA (June 8, 2015)––Los Angeles radio station has held its annual KROQ Weenie Roast and Fiesta for years, and the 2015 edition served up the likes of Cold War Kids, Vance Joy, Awolnation, Walk The Moon, Panic! At The Disco, Death Cab For Cutie, Florence + The Machine, Of Monsters and Men and MUSE, among others. Asked to provide audio once again for the event, Delicate Productions fielded a Martin Audio MLA system at Meadows Amphitheater’s main stage.
The MLA system consisted of 15 MLA and one MLD cabinet per side for the main hangs, 10 ground-stacked MLX sub bass cabinets per side, and 10 MLA Compact cabinets per side for side hangs. A total of eight W8LM (4 x 2) W8LM cabinets were used for front fill.
FOH setups each included an Avid Venue Profile 48 Channel Console with Waves Live V9 and a production desk and playback system with DiGiCo SD11 consoles. A pair of Yamaha PM5D-RH consoles were used for Monitor setups.
A duo of Martin Audio WS218X sub bass cabinets, 4 W8CS bass cabinets and 4 W8C 3-way mid/hi cabinets were used for side fill and cue systems common to both Monitor set ups.
Delicate’s crew for the show included Makoto Araki (System Engineer), Craig Robertson (FOH tech), Andrew Turner (FOH tech), Michael Souder (Monitor tech), Francois Pare (Monitor tech), Peter Baigent (Stage tech), Ryan Trefethen (Stage tech), Tony Luna Talamantes (Stage tech) and Meegan Holmes (Project Manager).
Commenting on the event, Meegan Holmes said, “Our client, CBS Radio, put together a great lineup that definitely demonstrated the versatility of the MLA. We had everything from the Indie pop ukulele of Vance Joy mixed by JD Yarosh; the lyrical voice of Florence Welch from Florence and The Machine mixed by Jim Warren, and the powerful guitar and bass riffs from MUSE mixed by Marc 'MC’ Carolan. All showed the strength and subtlety of the MLA.
“These shows continue to be a technical challenge. Integrating many other vendors systems in with Delicate's in a short period of time to make a successful, cohesive show takes communication, teamwork and patience. Everyone rose to the task of making the show a great success.
“One venue-related challenge that we face each year,” Meegan concludes, “is the surrounding neighborhood and the venue dB limit. We've found that the accuracy of the MLA enables us to push louder and keep the energy from the PA within the venue. This year was no exception. Engineers were free to use the system and horsepower they had and we went the whole evening without a single noise complaint.”