Chris Pyne joins Martin Audio as APAC MLA technical specialist
ASIA: Martin Audio has appointed international touring circuit veteran Chris Pyne to the position of technical support specialist for the Asia Pacific region. The announcement is effective immediately, and sees Mr Pyne put his touring days behind him in favour of ‘a more normal life’ with his family in his native Australia.
Based in Melbourne, Mr Pyne represents Martin Audio throughout South East Asia, Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia as well as Australia and New Zealand. He accepted the new position after Paul Timmins from Martin Audio rental partner, Capital Sound introduced him to technical applications manager, Andy Davies. ‘With my experience of Martin Audio touring systems it seemed a very easy decision to make,’ explained Mr Pyne.
Prior to this appointment, Mr Pyne enjoyed a successful career as a FOH sound engineer and system technician with a client roster including the likes of Kyle Minogue, Il Divo, Jennifer Lopez and Westlife.
‘I am excited that Chris has elected to join Martin Audio,’ commented Martin Audio MD, Anthony Taylor. ‘His depth of experience and knowledge will be a great addition and completes the initial phase of ensuring we have on the ground technical support in each of the key regions. Our goal is to ensure we are providing leading edge service and support to complement what I believe is the best performing touring system in the world.’
Mr Pyne ran an MLA demonstration rig at London’s 02 Arena for the first time in late 2010. ‘As most engineers know, this venue is a major test of any speaker system, and that the MLA was something special was evident from the moment it was switched on,’ he asserted.
More recently he attended an MLA Compact demo, which he said represented ‘a great demonstration of the surface avoidance settings and the fact you can steer the array electronically to cover areas that may not have been in the initial seating plan – which is a just brilliant,’ he enthused.
‘It’s rare these days that revolutionary products like the MLA appear,’ he furthered. ‘To provide sound engineers and system techs with the ability to manipulate sound in the ways you can with the MLA VU-NET software is quite astounding. I look forward to helping Martin Audio’s client network and distributors in the APAC region with MLA and other products and their applications, as well as representing them at various trade shows throughout the region.’