New York, NY (February 11, 2015)—Indie rockers Of Mice & Men have been garnering an increasingly larger profile in the music world—enough so that the band recently supported Linkin Park on the European leg of the Hunting Party arena tour. Along for the ride were FOH Engineer Dave Nutbrown and Monitor Engineer Ian ‘Squid’ Walsh, who each used Allen & Heath GLD-80 mixers nightly.
This was the first experience of using GLD for both engineers; a GLD-80 connected over Cat 5 cable to AR2412 and AR84 AudioRacks provided 32 XLR inputs for stage sources and tackled mixes for five sets of in-ears, side fills and a pair of center wedges.
Both GLD-80s were fitted with Dante cards and mic preamp signals were split digitally via Dante over Cat 5 to FOH. The analog gain was set at the start of the tour, with the engineers using the consoles’ digital trim (+/- 24dB) to independently make adjustments during the shows.
While he’d never used a GLD desk before, Walsh offered afterwards, ‘’It’s really easy to use, it’s such a small rig, we were in and out of there so fast.” Nutbrown added, “We’re happy with it; it’s a good, all round rock ‘n’ roll board. Our show finishes at 8 o’ clock. I carry it back to the bus at 8.30 and at 8.45, I’m in the bar. What can I tell you?”
American Music & Sound (A&H US Distributor)