This years TPi Awards again saw VME on show as the year’s outstanding industry achievements were recognised.
VME fielded its newly acquired Martin Audio MLA Compact system; the 20 new enclosures, purchased along with 10 Martin Audio DSX subs, are designed to open up further channels for the company.
Audio Lead Mark Cleator doubled as System Technician with Gareth Thomas.
VME followed the same successful FOH model as last year where they introduced a mid-stage cluster of two MLA Compact enclosures to provide the centre imaging, flanked out wide by two hangs of six MLA Compact. LF extension was provided by four MLX subs each side in a time-aligned cardioid pattern, with one rear facing.
Midway back in the banqueting area were three delay points each consisting of four MLA Mini and an MLX subwoofer.
Martin Audio’s DD6 Differential Dispersion speakers were deployed for front fill and DD12’s wide of the subs for outer, off-axis coverage.
The house sound was mixed by VME’s Steve Brierley on a Yamaha CL1, largely taking vocal feeds from presenter Russell Kane and stings from the latest QLab 4, all transported on a Dante infrastructure.
Hawthorn handled the rigging and lighting, while Euro Screens managed the LED screens.
After the event, a Martin Audio system was deployed at the bar where the DJ had the advantage of playing out through the company’s new CDD-LIVE 12, accompanied by CSX118 subs.
VME’s Oliver Fallon served as Lead System Technician, accompanied by Callum Bailey.