For many years, Sweden-based DM Audio has provided soundreinforcement duties for the Nobel Prize banquets; this year, thecompany employed a new Martin Audio W8LM Mini Line Array and QSC PL1.4sand PL4.0s, with PL6.0s handling the Martin S18 subwoofers.
The orchestra was miked and amplified through the Martin Audio W8LMspeakers—five enclosures per side—hidden in the windowsbehind the orchestra/soloists. All monitors comprised Martin AudioBlackline F8s driven by QSC PLX 3402 amplifiers.
The system was processed using Martin Audio’s dedicated DX1processors, with Rane, TC Electronic and Drawmer components providingthe outboard processing. The show was mixed by DM Audio’s LarsWern on an Allen & Heath ML5000 48-channel mixer, with TCElectronic System 6000 and Drawmer MX 50 as outboard gear.
Wern reported that the small line array came through a difficultlive show with flying colors. “We managed to shoot through thehall without leaking too much down into the microphones,” hesaid.
The entertainment this year included composer/sax-flute playerMagnus Lindgren, who brought his quartet and 20 members of the RoyalPhilharmonic Orchestra and Stockholm Sinfonietta and singer RigmorGustavsson appearing as a special guest.