Mumford and Sons FOH engineer Chris Pollard has opted for Capital Sound’s new Martin Audio MLA system on the band’s first UK arena tour in December
”We knew that once Chris got to hear the system he would go for it,” Capital’s general manager, Paul Timmins, said. “But because of the band’s hectic schedule in Australasia and North America, we had a problem simply getting him in front of it.”
The two finally came together at The 02 in London when the Killers were in the venue. “We showed him around the equipment and he listened to the incredible coverage MLA delivers without the need for the delay hangs that are usually necessary for The O2,” Timmins said. “He made his decision later that day.”
The tour, which starts with some warm up theatre shows, will carry MLA Compact, with MLA servicing the arena dates. Committed to analogue control, Pollard will use an Midas XL4 with a raft of outboard classics. Joel Gregg, Mumford’s monitor man, will use a DiGiCo SD10 console, with Shure PSM900 IEM systems and d&b M2 wedge monitors.