New York, NY (June 16, 2015)—Special Event Services of Winston Salem and Nashville is currently on the road with rock act Needtobreathe, playing theaters, amphitheaters and the occasional arena, all with a Martin Audio MLA system.
The SES Martin Audio MLA system consists of 16 MLA and 2 MLD enclosures per side for the main hang, 12 MLA Compact per side when needed and 12 MLX subs, typically ground-stacked left and right off stage on the floor with a center array for arenas, all controlled by Martin Audio’s Display software.
Needtobreathe FOH Engineer Micah McFadden remarked, “The tour’s gone well. Since we were doing all of these different venues, it was nice to have MLA out there because it gives my mix a similar starting point whether we are in a theater or outdoors, which is awesome. It always sounds close because of the way Display does the room calculations.”
Discussing one of his favorite MLA features, McFadden noted, “Once we were playing outdoors in a shed with a nasty reflection off a metal roof, so we went into the Display software and used ‘hard avoid’ to make it disappear and even out the mix through the venue. It’s nice to be able to put the sound where it needs to be and take it away from problem areas.”
Summing up, McFadden concluded, “SES has been very supportive and Andrew Steelman, my system tech, has tons of experience and knowhow with MLA because he’s been flying it since the system first hit the US with Zac Brown. And the band’s been happy with MLA; they’re definitely not complaining and that always works for me.”