Martin Audio maximises consistent sound levels and coverage onsite while containing offsite noise levels to unite festival goers and the neighbourhood.
For over fifty years, Martin Audio has earned a reputation for supplying superb sound systems across the spectrum of sound reinforcement, including outdoor concerts and festivals.
In collaboration with our global network of rental partners, Martin Audio has taken pride of place on some of the world’s biggest and most prestigious festivals, such as Glastonbury, Rock in Rio, and BST Hyde Park.
With our fastidious focus upon full frequency sound, control, coverage and consistency, festival production teams rely upon Martin Audio to deliver the best controlled sound across their sites.
Our philosophy of “Unite Your Audience” isn’t just a motto, it’s the guiding principle behind everything we do. Our systems bring our signature sound of clarity and impact with the coverage and consistency that truly connects the fans with the artist’s performance ensuring across the festival site, everyone hears the best sound.
Since the mid-2000’s Martin Audio has been an innovator in the arena of line array optimisation – the ability to manipulate sound for improved control, coverage and consistency for the benefit of the user and the audience.
Today, our acoustical simulation software provides both highly accurate sound system prediction with the ability optimise the sound against target goals set by the user and the dynamics of the festival grounds. The user specifies exactly what SPL and frequency response is required at various points throughout the festival site and intelligent software automatically determines the array configuration and controls the array to produce that result. With such control, both non-audience areas and Hard Avoid® areas ─ such as on stage and beyond the venue perimeter ─ can be programmed in, and vertical coverage can be fine-tuned electronically.
This helps to contain audio avoiding unnecessary sound bleed between stages, but moreover where offsite noise levels are enforced, this technology maximises onsite SPL levels, coverage and consistency while meeting off-site restrictions. Leading festivals rely on Martin Audio systems having born witness that alternative solutions have not met exacting standards in real world scenarios.
This makes for happier FOH engineers, performing artists, promoters, paying audience and the local neighbourhood, and ultimately a successful and profitable festival.