Gloria Trevi and Alejandra Guzman, two iconic Mexican singer-songwriters, have been co-headlining a US tour to support their collaborative album Versus backed by a Martin Audio MLA speaker system supplied by 3G Productions of Las Vegas and L.A.
Versus, which has produced two popular singles, “Cuando un Hombre te Enamora” and “Mas Buena,” is the latest contribution from the artists to a collective body of work that has produced sales of over 60 million records, with 100 international hit songs, 5000 concerts and a number of awards.
Manny Perez, System Engineer for 3G, confirms that most of the concerts “have been in arenas, with a few large theaters mixed in. The biggest challenge is getting uniform coverage for everyone from the audience on the stadium floor all the way up to the top tiers in what isn’t the best acoustical environment, but that’s never a problem with the MLA system because of the control and consistent response it gives us.”
The artists are backed by a pop/rock type band with one half devoted to Gloria and the other half supporting Alejandra with everyone playing on songs where both artists perform together. The band consists of two drummers, two bass players, four guitarists (lead and rhythm), with three backup singers and a horn section consisting of tenor sax, trumpet and trombone for each headliner.
According to Manny, “the setup for the PA consists of MLA for the mains with MLA Compact for outfills, MLX subs ground-stacked in front of the stage and DD12 for front fills. Two Yamaha PM10 consoles are used for FOH and Monitors.
The crew for 3G includes Jorge Zolorzano (System Tech), Carlos Martinez/Ken Quinlan (Monitor Tech), Mateo Rodriguez (RF Tech) and Sergio Garrido (PA/Stage Tech).
“The client is very happy with MLA and everyone keeps mentioning how great it sounds,” Manny concludes. “We’ve had no complaints. In fact, the tour FOH engineer Fernando Perez, who usually works with Mana, a superstar Mexican rock band, has used other systems, but really liked mixing on MLA.”
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