Control Point Technology of Lebanon, PA recently installed a Martin Audio MLA Compact loudspeaker system as part of the new high-tech Event Center at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV.
The intimate 1,200-seat venue is designed to get guests as close to performers as possible, opening on July 4th weekend with Creedence Clearwater Revisited and scheduled to feature artists such as The Spinners, The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Tommy Tutone and Sinbad.
Control Point was tasked with audio, video and lighting for the new facility, including Martin Audio MLA Compact loudspeakers. The system incorporates seven MLA Compact enclosures a side with six DSX subwoofers and four DD6s for front fill mounted sub-stage just under the stage lip.
Two Martin Audio WT3 loudspeakers in the back of the room provide out fill for the rear seats and a stage monitoring system consisting of eight LE1200s, two LE1500 monitor wedges and a pair of Blackline H3+ for side fill.
“We wanted a system that was world-class and accepted by whatever bands and tour riders came through the venue,” states Control Point project manager Aaron Replogle. “We knew Martin Audio would be accepted especially with the technology behind MLA being top of the line and cutting-edge, with capabilities no one else has. The sound quality is important to us and the MLA Compact’s ability to have the system direct the output just to the audience and not the side walls, ceiling or back walls was critical in terms of maximizing the audience experience. It’s really a fantastic system for this application.
“The FOH engineer for the first show was happy with the system,” Replogle continues. “He’d been in many facilities and often ran into problems with new systems, but he indicated that this was an easy day for him.”
The audio system also includes a 48-channel Avid Profile consoles for front of house mixing and an Avid Profile Mix Rack for monitors, along with Lab Gruppen amplification.
“We’re very pleased with the audio quality and system stability—there were no issues with the system––it sounded clean and wonderful and everybody was happy, which is always our goal,” Replogle concludes.
Control Point Technology