Dublin, Ireland (August 16, 2011)–When The Script played a sell-out homecoming gig at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium recently—the band’s first stadium headline concert–three Soundcraft Vi6 digital consoles were on-hand for monitor duties.
PA providers to the Irish trio were Adlib Audio, and crew chief Marc Peers says the Vi6 is the band’s monitor desk of choice. “The Script know precisely what they are looking for,” he notes. “Both Mark [Sheehan] and Danny [O’Donoghue] are former producers and they love the sound of the Vi6. Monitor engineer Paul Moore used all the board’s dynamics—and there was no outboard processing whatsoever.”
At the same time, Adlib provided a second board for fellow Irish band The Coronas, whose foldback engineer Liam Mullen mixed their stage sound. Meanwhile, the main support was Tinie Tempah—an SSE Audio Group account; and they met stage engineer Raf Williams’ request for a third Vi6—which was overseen by SSE’s monitor tech Owain Richards.
The Aviva Stadium is no stranger to hosting equipment from the Harman stable; last year the formerly named Lansdowne Road Stadium underwent a complete rebuild, with large quantities of JBL PD Series loudspeakers specified for the main sound reinforcement system, and Crown amplifiers and BSS Soundweb London for the network control—as well as a Soundcraft analogue desk for match day broadcast mixing.