New York, NY (July 17, 2017)—As smooth as ever, Bryan Ferry is currently on tour in Europe and the U.S., with live sound provided by Britannia Row Productions in Europe and Clair Global in the States. Regardless of the continent, however, Ferry’s monitors are getting mixed monitor engineer Tom Howat on an Allen & Heath dLive S Class console.

The system comprises a S5000 Surface with DM64 MixRack, DX32 Expander Rack, and two IP8 controllers for remote access. Howat has used dLive on previous tours, including Paolo Nutini and Morrissey. “dLive’s built-in compression and FX make a huge contribution towards achieving this, along with plenty of scenes—50-plus and counting,” said Tom Howat.

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dLive’s recent firmware updates, v1.4 and now v1.5, have provided new features, so now Howat’s using the new Dyn8 units, new FX units, tube pre-amp modeling features on all four saxophones, and the extended choice of compression—16T on most instruments and Peak Limiter 76 on all vocals.

“I’m loving the new features, particularly the Dimension Chorus on acoustic guitars,” he said. “The enhanced level of recall filtering in v1.5 is a major step forward in the flexibility of the scene automation. Bryan’s monitor mix requires constant, active mixing throughout each song at a very detailed level. Bryan has an outstanding ear for the songs' musical arrangements, and dLive is really helping me deliver this.”

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