Fresh off the Franz Ferdinand tour, monitor engineer Tom Howat recently took the same Allen & Heath iLive modular setup of an iLive-112 control surface and iDR10 MixRack with an additional PL10 remote controller on a short UK tour by Paolo Nutini.
Beginning with a set at Radio 1’s Big Weekend festival and culminating in a performance at London’s Roundhouse, audio production for the tour was managed by Britannia Row. Nutini was on four d&b M2 wedges run as a stereo mix, while a guitar player was on two M2 wedges. Nine other musicians were all on in-ear monitors, plus Howat’s PFL wedges, which were run “a little unusually” in stereo.
“It was very interesting to mix a different act on the same iLive system,” he says. “Having spent many years working with Paolo this was an excellent opportunity to properly compare the iLive to past experiences.
“I ended up with only half a dozen unused input channels, and because of the configurable bus structure, I could get the maximum out of the system,” he continues. “iLive performed impeccably and sounded excellent as expected.
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