New York, NY (August 9, 2017)—Singer/Songwriter Sabrina Carpenter has been circling North America this summer, playing mid-sized venues using local production at each stop. To maintain consistency, however, FOH engineer Jason Brandt uses the tour’s control package, built around an Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Surface and DM64 MixRack for FOH.
Brandt created his dLive show file prior to rehearsals and made use of dLive’s Virtual Sound Check (VSC) feature and a recording made with Waves Tracks Live. Brandt said, “I continue to track every show because the tour has taken us to a variety of venues which are all very different sounding environments, and the VSC really helps with setups.”
Scenes are used to set up effects and balance the mix for each song, setting up the tour’s 48 inputs, six recorded tracks, multiple effects returns and DCA masters with dLive layers. “I’m using scenes to help me deal with the varied environments and different songs,” said Brandt, “and I have a ‘show layer’ where I can pick off little things I need to touch during the show.”
The tour’s dLive S5000 Surface includes a Waves card and an AES3 I/O card. The DM64 MixRack includes a Dante card. The audio networking modules allow Brandt to quickly set up his various external effects. “There’s a lot going on, connection-wise,” he says. “But it’s pretty easy to set it up – very little patching.”
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