Having embarked on a 30-plus date world tour, with more yet to be announced, UK indie legends Blur have once again been supplied with an audio monitoring and control system by West London-based Entec.
The company’s sound department is working with Blur engineers Matt Butcher (FOH) and Dave Guerin (monitors) in order to supply an optimised system for the tour.
A Midas Pro 9 console was specified by Butcher for FOH mixing duties, along with a Midas DN9650 network bridge that allows him to perform a multi-record on his laptop via MADI interface.
Furthermore, Butcher is adding some of his own effect to the setup, including EL8 distressors and his own bespoke, self-designed and manufactured Ladyboy unit.
Meanwhile, a Yamaha PM5D-RH console from Entec is being used by Guerin to mix monitors, which are 20 x d&b M2 wedges, all powered by new d&b D12 amps. The side fills are comprised of two d&b V-SUBS and two V8 tops per side, together with a further two V-Subs and a pair of M2s for the drum fill.
An Entec Veam 64way line system has been deployed to deal with the monitor split to the Midas DL351 stage box feeding the PRO9. This also feeds into the various festival audio systems when the band is playing in that scenario.Elsewhere, the band purchased their own microphone package at the start of the tour.
Entec’s Ed Hammond and former Entec employee Adam Draper (Shabby) are currently serving as systems techs.
The firm is also supplying lighting for the summer tour.