5SOS And A&H Do America

Australian popsters 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) caught the limelight as an opening act on One Direction’s stadium tour, but aiming to solidify its own notoriety, the band recently rolled through a U.S. promo tour with an Allen & Heath’s Qu-16 digital rackmount mixer in tow.
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Los Angeles, CA (May 1, 2015)—Australian popsters 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) caught the limelight as an opening act on One Direction’s stadium tour, but aiming to solidify its own notoriety, the band recently rolled through a U.S. promo tour with an Allen & Heath’s Qu-16 digital rackmount mixer in tow.

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Playing a string of live acoustic performances for radio and store appearances, the tour culminated in the band’s Derp Con convention, where fans were handpicked and flown from all over the world to LA to meet the band, watch a live acoustic performance and take part in a Q&A.

FOH engineer, John Delf, and monitor engineer, Ben Booker, selected the Qu-16 to mix the 10 inputs and 4 wedge mixes for the shows, and additionally record a multi-track of the Derp Con performance.

“With only a limited time to soundcheck, the Qu-16 was really quick to set up and get everything sounding nice, and the recording set up was very simple and worked flawlessly. We used the built-in multitrack recorder and the USB driver to record to a separate Mac running Reaper. The quality of both recordings was excellent and also gave me a redundant recording in case one system failed,” said Booker.

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