Mission Control using Riedel systems for Coldplay Tour.

Riedel Communications announced that Mission Control is using Riedel Bolero wireless intercom system, an Artist-1024 node, and 1200 Series SmartPanels as a bespoke live music package for Coldplay’s “Music of the Spheres” world tour.

For almost two years, Mission Control has implemented a completely new use case for existing Riedel hardware to drive audio mixing and monitoring.

“Riedel’s solutions have been a total game changer,” said Ali Viles, Director of Mission Control. “Our completely new design and usage of this system have not only increased functionality and workflow, but also saved touring equipment weight, significantly reducing our carbon footprint. This new use case has enabled Riedel to gain exposure in new markets, developing a firm foundation for our current and future clients.”

Mission Control is using the new design and implementation of the Riedel hardware for several applications. Artist-1024’s high-speed MADI stream, running at a sample rate of 96k, delivers a high-resolution, low-latency listening experience. Combining 1200 Series SmartPanels with Bolero and Artist’s capabilities for audio mixing, the complete system enabled the team to combine, monitor, and adjust individual audio elements.

“We are excited to continue working with Mission Control on this completely new use case, helping Coldplay’s touring crew deliver the unique performance experience that this tour is renowned for,” said Nacho Lee, U.K. Sales Manager at Riedel. “This tour has been a great way to showcase the versatility of Riedel hardware in being able to handle far more than just comms, and our company looks forward to seeing how this system will enable crucial audio monitoring, mixing, and more as the tour continues around the world.”