Having just completed a tour of Europe, singer Adele is currently touring America with an Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system, managing both FOH and monitor sound.
The system, which was requested by the sound engineers, comprises two iLive-112 control surfaces with an iDR10 modular MixRack and iDR0 mini rack, connected via ACE and input sharing over MADI.
FOH engineer, Dave MacDonald, commented: “iLive stand apart from other consoles because of its ease of use. Like painting, you want to be creating when you mix, not reading a manual. You can do that with this desk – you stand in front of it and it’s logical. It’s also reliable, you know that you can get up in the morning, turn it on, and it does exactly what it’s meant to do every day.”
McDonald has previously used iLive on tour with Florence and the Machine and Air.
He added: “I’m using iLive differently on this tour as there are a lot more channel inputs and additional instrument like banjos. However, the biggest challenge is keeping Adele’s vice under control because it is so big and so powerful. iLive’s compressors are of a quality that holds things down and keeps the sound together….they’re ten out of ten.”