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Martin Audio sounds out Eddie Izzard’s Remix Tour

Martin Audio for Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard’s Remix Tour Live recently saw the deployment of a Martin Audio WPS line array, supplied by Solotech. 

Solotech Senior Account Manager, Robin Conway, disclosed that “the last Eddie Izzard tour in 2019, was part of the reason Solotech bought WPS in the first place. This time around production and I wanted to try and provide the same level of consistency while retaining a single truck.” Hence the inventory was stripped back to a bare minimum.

The sound design was reworked from venue to venue by the FOH team of sound engineer, Scott (Scoobie) Scherban and system tech, Rayne Ramsden, working alongside production manager, Stephen Reeve.

Production carried just 24 WPS to enable 12-a-side elements to be flown at the largest venue, Birmingham Symphony Hall (2,200-cap), as well as four SX218, half a dozen DD6 (generally as lipfills) and a pair of XD12 for various balcony delays or sidefills. This scaled down to just a pair of WPS a side ground stacked on a single SX218 at bijou theatres such as the Brighton Theatre Royal and Richmond Theatre. The rig, in whatever configuration, is driven in the optimum 1-box resolution from Martin Audio’s iKON multi-channel amplifiers. Elsewhere, in Glasgow they had a stacked six-a-side WPS on a single SX218, while in Cardiff they reverted to a vertical SX218 with four WPS stacked on top, presenting the potential problem of obscured sightlines.

Having worked with WPS now in many different modes and deployments, Rayne Ramsden concluded, “The great thing about WPS is that it’s a big sounding box in a small format, which helps keep the sightlines as clear as possible. You can use it anywhere as a nice complement to WPL as delays or side hangs.”

Read the full article in TPI Magazine

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