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AMK mix engineer Martin Bessler's compact workspace footprint is anchored by an Allen & Heath dLive C2500 control surface.

AMK On Tour In Germany Accompanied By Allen & Heath

German rock band's engineer, Martin "Malle" Bessler, employing a dLive DM48 MixRack as well as a C2500 surface and an IP8 remote controller for added hands-on control.

German three-piece rock band AnnenMayKantereit (AMK) recently embarked on a tour of large venues in their homeland in support of their fourth studio album, “12,” and they’re supported by mix engineer Martin “Malle” Bessler utilizing an Allen & Heath dLive mixing platform.

Bessler, who’s worked with the band on two previous tours, is employing a dLive DM48 MixRack offering 48 analogue inputs and a trio of 128-channel digital I/O slots, which is augmented by a pair of DX168 audio expanders to add a further 32 analogue inputs to the system, all connected redundantly.

Meanwhile, he delivers IEM and wedge mixes to the band and guest musicians via a dLive C2500 20-fader control surface with a 12-inch touchscreen. For additional hands-on control, he workes with an IP8 remote controller with eight motorized faders configured via dLive’s drag-and-drop interface to grant quick access to DCA and MCA masters, effects returns and communication channels.

“In addition to the inputs on stage, a lot of channels of communication also come together, all of which I manage in the console,” Bessler explains. “I’ve also created an average FOH mix on the console. In total, I have just over 100 input channels and over 20 mixes. For dLive, however, this is no problem at all.”

He also utilizes dLive’s internal processing as well as a Waves V3 expansion card for one specific processing task. “The dLive’s internal plugins are already great,” he sayss, “so externally I mainly use Waves’ S1 Stereo Imager to give my in-ear mixes a bit more spatial width. Everything else happens within the dLive system.” The DM48 Mixrack also has a Dante expansion card fitted for multitrack recording and distribution to broadcast systems.

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