Las Vegas, NV (February 27, 2014)—A Martin Audio MLA system, provided by sound company Delicate Productions, supported two of Maroon 5’s recent shows at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.
“In these venues, it’s all about the coverage,” explained Jim Ebdon, FOH Enigineer for Maroon 5, “and what’s great about the MLA system is that it covers so well. It’s a smaller box and very versatile. We work with Delicate a lot and I trust them, so I leave it up to (president of Delicate Productions) Jason Alt and FOH Tech Makoto Araki to set up.”
The setup for these shows consisted of 11 Martin Audio MLA, one MLD (downfill) and 12 MLA Compact enclosures per side with 12 MLX subwoofers, plus six W8LMD and four WT2s for side fills. In addition to Alt and Araki, the Delicate crew included Craig Robinson (Monitor Tech) and Russ Cunningham (Stage Tech).
“MLA is a very flat system, it doesn’t color the sound in any way, which is great. And I find it to be very accurate as well; the high frequencies are smooth and extremely easy to listen to,” said Ebdon. “With many systems, you hear the main flown PA and then the sub, it sounds like two separate sound sources. Not with MLA. It’s a real full-range sound system.”