Accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive mixing system, English rockers Nothing But Thieves returned home for the end of their year long tour.
SSE Audio – one of the largest rental stockists of Allen & Heath products in the UK – supplied the full audio set-up, which included; an A&H dLive S7000, an A&H DM64 MixRack fitted with Dante for multitrack recording and virtual soundcheck on FOH and an A&H DM64 MixRack dLive S5000 with an A&H DM64 MixRack on monitors.
Gary Curtis, FOH Engineer and long-time user of Allen & Heath products, commented: “I first came across dLive at SXSW several years ago and I instantly found it very user-friendly, great sounding and very quick to assign layers, but the flexibility of the system is what really drew me in, now I’ll use dLive at every opportunity I have – for this tour, I even convinced our monitor engineer to join the dLive team.”
Monitor Engineer David Ruffle also enjoyed using the dLive. Both Engineers also used a range of the dLive’s built-in effects and DEEP processing suite, including the 16T, the Mighty compressor, the PeakLimiter76 and Dyn8. Ruffle commented: “In terms of processing and onboard effects, we use all of it. I’m using at least one of every compressor in the console and having the option to stick them on every channel and its great. I use the 16T on my snare and bass groups and the Dyn8’s multiband compressor and dynamic EQ on vocals – it kills it, it’s just incredible.”
The band’s new EP What Did You Think When You Made Me This Way? was released mid-October 2018 and 2019 will no doubt see them and the A&H dLive return for more major festival appearances and sold out shows.