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L-Acoustics powers Marshall Studio live performance space

The 250-capacity Marshall Studios live space featuring L-Acoustics can be used for live recordings, performances, and industry events

L-Acoustics audio has been installed at The Marshall Amplification headquarters in Milton Keynes, the UK, which recently expanded to incorporate the recording studio, record label and live agency service. The space features a 250-capacity live performance space, from which artists can record and prepare for live shows.

It was crucial to the Marshall team to retain a live element in the studio and they connected with L-Acoustics certified provider Solotech to identify a solution that would meet the demands. The solution Solotech deployed for the space comprises four A10 Focus and two A10 Wide flown in two hangs to serve as the main PA system, along with four KS21 subs. One SB15M, one X8, and nine X12 were also specified for monitors. The whole system is powered by three L-Acoustics LA4X and one LA12X amplified controllers.

Adam Beer, studio manager, Marshall Amplification, said: “Marshall started because artists needed amps. And 60 years on, we asked ourselves what modern artists need. This led us to found a record label, a live agency, and now a recording studio to enable up-and-coming artists to access the resources needed to become successful musicians.”

He continued: “We wanted a professional, concert-grade sound system that would be creative and amenable to all musicians. It needed to be modern, fresh, and crisp. Our L-Acoustics A Series concert system is a perfect match. The A Series has elevated Marshall Studio to a truly unique, multi-purpose space, serving as a live room for studio recordings, as well as a fully functional, top-class venue for live shows and events.”

The Marshall stack is an enduring symbol of rock music. From the early ‘60s to the present day, its distinctive sound has influenced bands like Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

Beer concluded: “Everything we do in the live room can either be recorded to our DAW or to tape. If we do something live, we can capture a crystal-clear live recording via Dante. I really, really wanted this L-Acoustics system. For me it’s the best sound reinforcement rig in the world. The speakers sound amazing; they are so clear.”