Adlib’s busy start to 2017 has included supplying a full arena sound system for the European leg of A Day to Remember’s Bad Vibes World Tour, complete with a console package.
Sam Proctor and Mike Flaherty of Adlib have been working closely with the band’s System Technician Justin Lenards to fine tune the system each day, ready for FOH Engineer Nate Northway and Monitor Engineer Adam Schuler.
An L-Acoustics PA was chosen for its power and dynamics to match the intensity of the band. In its largest format, the main hangs were 14 K1’s per side with three KARA downs. These main hangs were complimented by side arrays of 12 KARA stage left and right.
Positioned across the front of the stage were 24 KS28 subs, selected for their extra 3dBs of SPL over the standard SB28 subs.
The speaker-count included a selection of KARA lip fills and ARCS2 infills, and the system was driven by 16 L-acoustics LA8 amps per side with three LA12’s powering the subs.
Northway’s FOH console was a Midas PRO X, with a Neutron NB dual network bridge expansion module, giving an additional AES 50 outputs into the DL451 I/O outboard insert rack. A DN9650 multichannel interface was also run as an AES to MADI converter. Onstage, Schuler specified a Midas PRO 9 monitor console whilst using a ProTools rig running various tracks.
In addition, two KT DN 9620 AES extenders were run down a fibre multi to the stage, feeding into a DL351 stage rack.
All five band members utilised Shure PSM 1000 IEM’s with monitor mixes provided for the three backline technicians. Singer Jeremy McKinnon used a wireless Shure UR4D mic fitted with a Heil RC35 capsule.
The European leg of the Bad Vibes World Tour ended in Russia on 18 February.