Berlin, Germany (May 4, 2017)—An Allen & Heath dLive S Class mixing system was the central hub for the monitor mix and signal routing during a recent orchestral concert by German singer, Mine.
The event, staged at the Huxleys Neue Welt music club in Berlin, featured dozens of musicians, including the singer’s band, a 12-piece orchestra, a 15-voice choir, DJs and guest vocalists and rappers. That resulted in more than 90 microphones and inputs, so Dennis Kopacz, technical director of the show, chose a dLive S5000 Surface and DM48 MixRack expanded to 108 inputs to manage mixing and routing.
“The S5000 is the heart of the whole production and is not only used as a monitor desk but also for routing the signals via MADI to the FOH desk and the Pro Tools rig, which records the whole show,” said Kopacz. “Since space is tight, we needed a compact desk which is still able to handle lots of inputs and mixes, and allows complex routings. dLive delivers in every aspect.”
All string instruments were miked separately by ATM350 microphones from Audio-Technica. Kopacz remarked, “Not only do the ATM350 sound great on all kind of string instruments, but they are also very easy to handle by classical musicians who don’t have much experience in using microphones.”
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