MLA MINI IS 'PRICELESS' FOR KYLIE
In early March audio rental company Capital Sound made its way to London's Bloomsbury Ballroom to provide the sound for an exclusive gig with Kylie Minogue, part of MasterCard's Priceless London, a series of exclusive offers for MasterCard holders to enjoy unique experiences.
Kylie's 45-minute set included songs from her new album Kiss Me Once, as well as some of her best-loved hits and featured a full band and four dancers.
Capital supplied its new Martin Audio MLA Mini system, which comprised main hangs of eight MLA Mini, with side hangs of four MLA Mini.
'This was only the second outing for the new system,' says Capital's general manager Paul Timmins. 'It was the perfect tool for the job, as the room had low clearance and lightweight ground support. Weight loading was very limited, but the entire system weighed in at under 200kg.'
The ground PA included three MSX subs and a WS218X sub per side. Two Martin Audio DD6 Differential Dispersion loudspeaker trusses were clamped to the ground support for centre coverage due to the exceptionally wide stage.
Control was via an Avid Profile at FOH manned by Kevin Pruce, with a DiGiCo SD7 and a Sennheiser 2000 series IEM system utilised for monitor requirements, operated by Matt Napier. Capital Sound technicians were Harm Schopman, Jonny Williams, with Robin Conway project managing.
'This was a demanding venue where the choice of MLA Mini enabled us to provide literally a 'Mini' arena system for a star used to performing in such venues, whilst undertaking this challenging show in an incredibly small space,' Paul concludes. 'Kevin's mix was outstanding and the system really did it justice. As Kylie would say, 'Wow Wow Wow'!'
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Photography courtesy of MasterCard.