Adlib handles sound for Radio City Live at Liverpool's Echo Arena

Set-up included an L-Acoustics K1 system, Soundcraft consoles, Sennheiser IEMs and wireless mics and Lab.gruppen amplifiers.
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Adlib Solutions once again supplied all the audio equipment for a recent Summer pop concert at Liverpool's Echo Arena – Radio City Live 2013.

Adlib and Radio City 96.7 have been heavily involved with the Liverpool music scene for over 20 years – Radio City is Liverpool’s biggest radio station and Adlib is the largest music-related employer on Merseyside.

“We always enjoy working on Radio City Live," said Adlib MD Andy Dockerty. "This year it was even more special being the last with Programme Director Richard Maddock, who’s been a driving force behind the events and getting the whole community involved in Radio City. Richard is also a good Evertonian and everyone at Adlib wishes him all the best.”

This year’s line-up featured Professor Green, Scouting For Girls, Union J, John Newman, Loveable Rogues, Jessie J and more.

An L-Acoustics K1 system was specified by Adlib, comprising 12 K1 speakers for the main hangs and ten KUDO units left and right for the side hangs, together with KARA front fills and 16 ground -tacked SB28 subs.

A Soundcraft Vi6 was placed at FOH, which was used for all the bands, some of whom brought their own engineers, who were accommodated and co-ordinated at FOH by Adlib’s George Puttock. A Soundcraft Vi1 was supplied for the presenters, VT stings and play-ins.

Processing, speaker management and EQ were all achieved using one of Adlib’s standard Lake system racks and all of the L-Acoustics elements were powered by LA8 amplifiers, including the 4 x ARCS / SB28 sidefills.

Monitors were overseen by Chris Smethurst with a Yamaha PM5-D console. Adlib supplied eight sets of Sennheiser 2000 Series IEMs, 16 Adlib MP3 wedges and two MP3 subs which were driven by Lab.gruppen PLM10K amps.

A selection of radio mics were used, including Sennheiser 935s and Shure UR2/UR4D Beta 58a hand-helds.

Adlib’s Ben Booker was in charge of formatting and running all backing tracks, which were sourced and set up in advance. Puttock, Smethurst and Booker were also joined by sound crew members Jay Petch and Tom Geoghegan.

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