With venues ranging from the 4,800-capacity Jahrhunderthalle in Frankfurt to the Lanxess Arena (18,000) in Cologne, the audio system for rapper and songwriter Alligatoah’s Wie Zuhause tour needed to be fully scalable.
Front-of-house engineer Claudio Malaguti ordered a “massive inventory” of MLA by manufacturer Martin Audio from rental company Complete Audio, including 38 MLA, four MLD Downfill, 20 MLX Subwoofers and 24 MLA Compact enclosures.
Complete Audio’s MD André Rauhut explains, “We use our standard venue show files as the basis, and then alter them according to venue capacity, and number of tickets sold, including bleachers. This produced uniform coverage wherever we played.”
The left/right hangs consisted of between 12 and 16 MLA elements, depending on venue size, with one or two Downfill boxes. Outfills were provided by 12 MLA Compact per side, and, where required, drops of either six or eight MLA elements provided delays at the rear. The subs were mounted on dollies in stacks of two, distributed alongside the downstage edge.
Other venues included Leipzig Arena (12,000) and Berlin’s Max-Schmeling-Halle (12,000).