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Allen & Heath’s dLive was ‘preferred mixer’ for Chic’s storming Glasto set

Legendary disco act Chic performed an acclaimed set on Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage in June using Allen & Heath dLive S Class mixing systems.

Supported by F1 Sound, tech production manager and FOH engineer John Ryan used a S7000 Surface linked by FibreACE to an onstage DM48 MixRack.

Ryan, who has been mixing for Nile Rodgers and Chic for the past 13 years, said: “From the first moment I turned it on, I immediately became friends with dLive. The system proves to be fast and easy to set up and have you ready to go on the fly, something that is quite frequent during festival shows where you are almost never allowed a sound check.

“The superb sound quality, processing and nearly non-existent latency almost makes you think you’re working on an analogue desk. The dLive is now on our production rider as my preferred FOH mixer,” Ryan added.

Monitor engineer Marco Dellatorre used a S7000 and DM48 with MADI for recording.

He said: “You only need two minutes to scan and remember all the buttons on the surface, and then you can mix – it’s easy and quick. Everything you need is there in a small frame, and believe me, this is very important for monitor engineers!”

Read our full review of audio at Glastonbury 2017 here