There are some venues in the UK that just look fantastic from the outside but the views from the inside are even better – and The Gherkin in London is one of those venues.
Old Barn Audio were asked by their customer, LoveLight Entertainment, to demonstrate the Martin Audio MLA Mini to them, and their gig at The Gherkin made for a fantastic demonstration environment. The glass dome made for a jaw-dropping backdrop to a fantastic event. Dean Williams, owner of LoveLight Entertainment, asked if Old Barn Audio were up to the challenge of solving the acoustics of the bowl at the top of the building and the answer was a definite yes! Old Barn Audio, who used the Martin Audio MLA Mini also at the equally awkward room that is The East Winter Gardens in Canary Wharf to great effect, were confident MLA Mini could rise to the challenge – which it naturally did!
Old Barn Audio deployed a very simple 4 x Martin Audio MLA Mini and 1 x Martin Audio MSX per side which was then supplemented with a pair of Martin Audio WS18X subs to add that little bit extra sub-bass. The room was then mapped and programmed having the glass wall behind them set as a ‘hard-avoid’ to stop spillage on the stage and, from the first notes played, it was obvious MLA Mini had done the job!
Lemar, who was starring at the event, was apparently blown away by the transparency of the sound and his personal on-stage monitoring was perfect – mainly to do with the rear rejection completed by the software.
Dean Williams quoted that ‘he was amazed at the front to back even nature of the sound’ – another fantastic win for Martin Audio MLA Mini.