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LA Sound Utilizes Martin Audio Line Arrays For “Time For Heroes” Charity Event

"Sound-wise the W8LMs were perfect and they threw longer than we needed." - Richard Ralke, LA Sound

By PSW Staff June 15, 2009

One of the Martin Audio W8LM mini line arrays provided by LA Sound with Miley Cyrus at "Time For Heroes"

The 20th Annual “Time For Heroes” Celebrity Carnival featuring Disney recording artist Miley Cyrus and several Hollywood luminaries at the Wadsworth Theater/Westwood VA Grounds raised over $3.1 million for the fight against pediatric AIDS, hosted by the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation and sponsored by Disney.

LA Sound of Canoga Park, California provided audio for the event, with Owner-President Richard Ralke serving as System Engineer, assisted by band FOH Engineer Paul David Hager, who mixes Miley and the Goo Goo Dolls, and Monitor Engineer Brent Dannen. 

The sound system consisted of nine Martin Audio W8LM mini line array enclosures per side, with two on stage for front fill.

According to Ralke, “we were going to use the Martin W8LCs, but we ended up needing something lighter and less visually intrusive because it was a small temporary stage, so we went with the more compact and lightweight W8LMs.” 

Four Martin Audio W218X subs a side complemented the system, along with seven Martin Audio LE-12J wedge monitors for Cyrus, Martin Audio Viewpoint 4.1 software to facilitate setup, and 16 Crown ITech power amps. 

“Sound-wise the W8LMs were perfect and they threw longer than we needed, which is never a problem,” Ralke added. “The FOH engineer thought it was a great-sounding little box. Everyone was very happy with the sound quality.”

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