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AUDIO QSC Sound Reinforcement System Supports Daft Punk, Michael Jackson, Pharrell & Olly Murs Events In London O ver the past 12 months, London-based audio and lighting equipment supply and rental business Podd Sound has increasingly turned to a QSC WideLine-8 line array for sound reinforcement at the PAs, live webcasts, launch parties and live performances that form a major part of its business. Since last year, founder Mat Pod has worked for some of the hottest names in London’s music industry, including Daft Punk, Little Mix and Olly Murs, providing sound reinforcement on smaller, intimate stages or in meeting rooms on record company premises rather than at traditional concert venues. Some of the bigger names to benefit from the WideLine-8 system recently have been Pharrell Williams and Michael Jackson, whose posthumous album Xscape was given its European media debut via the WideLine-8 system on March 31st. The fi rst such high-profi le event covered by Podd Sound was Sony Music Europe’s launch last summer of Daft Punk’s smash album Random Access Memories, which took place at London’s tallest building, The Shard. For the evening event, Mat Podd chose a WideLine-8 array comprising 16 QSC WL3082 line array elements 76 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 89 MAY 2014