Allen & Heath’s dLive and ME systems have been used for globally renowned trance group Above & Beyond’s latest world tour.
dLive was requested by Monitor Engineer Tom Howat who has toured with the likes of Paolo Nutini, Morrissey and Franz Ferdinand.
“Above & Beyond’s tour is an acoustic reworking of the group’s popular hits, and involves 17 artists and 80 inputs on stage,” explained Tom Howat.
Performers comprise the three principle artists with various keyboards and guitars, two drummers with three drum kits, four vocalists, a bass player, the Musical Director, a four-piece string section, a harpist, and a multi-instrumentalist. Howat’s dLive system comprises an S5000 Control Surface with DM64 MixRack and DX32 expander rack, and a ME personal monitoring system comprising a ME-U hub and 4 ME-1 mini mixers.
Production for the tour’s European dates is managed by Capital Sound, who hired the dLive system from London-based PA company F1 Sound. The USA leg is managed by Delicate Audio, who sub-hired dLive from Clearwing Productions, whilst JPJ Audio supplied a system in Australia.