Unknown Mortal Orchestra Uses Allen & Heath dLive

Allen & Heath dLive system - Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Lukasz Kornafel

American-based psychedelic rockers, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, started in November 2018 for a mammoth world tour with veteran FOH Engineer, Dave McDonald, accompanied by an Allen & Heath dLive system.

The band’s set-up included an Allen & Heath dLive S Class system, usually comprised of an S5000 or S7000 surface and DM MixRack, with a Dante card for live recording. McDonald, who has been using Allen & Heath dLive for a number of years, commented in an interview with Muzyka i Technologia magazine: “I like the ability to work at 96kHz sampling and thanks to this, I have a much wider signal spectrum and greater depth in the mix. dLive also enables extremely intuitive work, almost like an analogue desk.”

He continued: “The dLive includes a variety of plug-ins, from those emulating old studio equipment, up to the latest virtual blocks. The DEEP processing I use for the mix really feels like the original units I used on records in the studio, not only do they sound great, they look great.”

The band have already performed multiple dates across Europe including festivals and sold-out shows in the UK. With just a few shows left in support of their new instrumental album, IC-01 Hanoi released on 26 October 2018.

McDonald added: “I’ve been working on Allen & Heath consoles for approximately six or seven years, initially I was a bit sceptical, but now dLive is always my first choice console.”