Glee’s transition to the stage has proved as huge a hit as the television show itself.
Following a sold-out US tour in 2010, the show crossed the Atlantic for an equally successful tour of the UK, including multiple sold out dates at both London and Dublin’s The O2 and Manchester’s MEN Arena this summer.
Clair Global provided the show’s sound requirements, supplying two DiGiCoSD7s, one for the cast and one for the band, with JH Audio providing its JH 16 IEMs and founder Jerry Harvey performing monitor duties on the cast console.
“On last year’s Glee tour I was using an analogue desk,” says Harvey. “But this show has so many cues happening at the same time it was almost impossible to pull it off on an analogue desk, so I made the decision to go digital and move to an SD7.”
“I have 96 inputs and 14 stereo IEM mixes for the actors and I find the snapshot function is very user friendly and a huge benefit to mixing a show like Glee.”
Harvey had already used the SD7s for the US leg and says they worked flawlessly.
“The audio is amazing,” he states. “I have always been an analogue mixer and this is the first digital desk that doesn’t sound like a giant MP3 player.
“The customer service has also been amazing. I am a huge fan of this console. The flexibility and the exceptional audio quality is so impressive I will always have an SD7 on my spec going forward.”