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Russian Acoustic-Rock Act Goes On Tour With Allen & Heath

Affinage utilizing compact dLive CDM32 MixRack with a laptop running dLive Director software for most of tour, steps up to dLive S7000 surface with a DM64 MixRack for show at Izvestiнa Hall in Moscow.
Russian acoustic-rock band Affinage performing at Izvestiнa Hall in Moscow in February 2021.

With social-distancing measures beginning to relax and venues starting to open their doors again, Russian acoustic-rock band Affinage embarked on a tour of their homeland to support the release of their latest studio album, utilizing a compact Allen & Heath dLive CDM32 MixRack with a laptop running dLive Director software for the mixes.

However, when the tour rolled into Izvestiнa Hall in Moscow in late February, local hire company Jamtech were called upon to supply the sound and lighting equipment for the flagship show. “The band has a busy touring schedule that takes them across the country, and they’re usually comfortable running their dLive CDM32 system for consistency from show to show” explains Andrey Balakhmatov of Jamtech. “However, for bigger shows, the band prefer to hire in a larger dLive system, which is simple for us as the show file is easily transferred between the systems.”

A dLive S7000 performing FOH/MON duties at Izvestiнa Hall in Moscow for the Affinage show.

A dLive S7000 surface was partnered with a DM64 MixRack to handle both front of house and monitor duties from one system, with engineer Alexey Krivolapov taking advantage of the 128 processing channels and 64 mix buses provided by the MixRack. The 36-fader, dual-touchscreen S7000 surface was chosen by Jamtech for its ease of use in combined FOH/MON applications, with the DM64 offering 64 inputs and 32 outputs on the stage without the need for remote expanders and additional cabling.

“We’re always happy to deploy dLive consoles for events” Andrey adds. “The system has enough tools to solve any problem, it’s quick to navigate, and it’s easy to configure for the operator. Our engineers love the sound of the mixer.”

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