John Fuqua, All Pro Sound
Some describe it as magic, but in its simplest terms a 16-enclosure MLA Mini array has 32 individual acoustic elements [cells], each with its own amplifier and DSP, which can be optimised by software to deliver the sound across the audience to meet the sonic goals required for any space.
MLA technology is the only technology on the market to allow multiple sonic goals to be prioritised and optimised accordingly. For example, not only can MLA Mini generate an even sound field over the audience, it can contain it as well — significantly reducing the influence of the room.
Hard Avoid® areas ─ such as behind and below the array, ceilings, balcony edges and beyond the venue perimeter ─ can also be programmed in. Vertical coverage can even be fine-tuned electronically in-situ to cope with changing environmental conditions and last-minute changes in rigging height, without having to re-rig.
With incredibly easy-to-use and highly accurate predictive software [DISPLAY] doing all the grunt work with the system, the engineer retains full artistic control and can enjoy mixing the show in the full knowledge that the sound created at the mix position will be heard everywhere throughout the audience.
Such is the confidence that MLA Mini can bring, that significantly less time is spent setting up the system and less time is spent walking the room to verify results.
“FROM A PRODUCTION VIEWPOINT IT WAS ALWAYS GOING TO BE A TOUGH CHALLENGE TO PROVIDE A TOP SPEC AUDIO SYSTEM, FOR A HUGELY DISCERNING ARTISTE [KATHERINE JENKINS] IN A GLASS DOME, WITH A ONE-HOUR PREP TIME! HOWEVER THE SPEED OF SET-UP AND THE ABILITY TO FOCUS THE SOUND SO PRECISELY MADE THE MARTIN AUDIO [MLA MINI] SYSTEM THE PERFECT CHOICE.”
Richard Bowden, Penguins Production and Events Agency