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Daniel Carvalho selects Martin Audio’s MLA for Marisa Monte and “Coolritiba”

After its appearance at Brazil’s “Rock in Rio” festival, Martin Audio’s MLA multicellular loudspeaker array also provided main stage artists at the annual Festival “Coolritiba” in Curitiba, nearly 500 miles further south, with the desired sound.


“Coolritiba” headliners included Marisa Monte, Sandy, Mano Brown and Gilberto Gil. Marisa Monte’s sound engineer, Daniel Carvalho, had been piloting the mix on the singer’s “Portas” tour through an MLA, provided by rental company Gabisom (who also service “Rock in Rio”). “Coolritiba” was part of their 100-show tour schedule where Marisa Monte was top of the bill.


At “Coolritiba”, where a crowd of around 20,000 fans assembled, the main PA was rigged as an L/C/R system with fifteen MLA and a single MLD downfill at the base of each hang. Outfills comprised seven MLA plus an MLD downfill; there was a delay fill of six further MLA, with six MLA Compact as front fills. The rig, which Carvalho also helped design, incorporated an array of thirty-two MLX subwoofers arranged in castellated broadside configuration.


“For many (engineers at ‘Coolritiba’) it was their first time with Martin Audio and all techs loved the sound”, reports Carvalho. “The Rap guys didn’t ask for additional subs and the promoter himself said he wants the same set-up for next year.”


Carvalho has been handling Marisa Monte’s live mix since 2015 and was a studio engineer prior to that during which time he has become an eight times Latin Grammy Award winner as mastering engineer and mixer.


(Photos: Martin Audio)




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