Bad Oeynhausen, Germany (September 28, 2017)—German hip-hop, reggae, and dancehall artist Frank Dellé (aka Eased) has been touring in support of his latest solo album, Neo. While he’s best-known for leading the band Seeed, Dellé has also worked as a film and audio engineer, so he got hands on when it came time to put together his solo tour’s monitorworld, and as a result, it’s centered around a Mackie AXIS digital mixing system.
The AXIS system consists of a Mackie DL32R 32-channel rack-mount digital mixer, mated with Mackie's DC16 Dante-enabled control surface and Master Fader wireless control app for iPhone and iPad. "One attraction of the Mackie AXIS system is that it's small," Dellé said.
"That makes it easy to bring the system with us for our entire European tour. We put it in a box and, fly to Barcelona, so we never have to rely on someone else's monitor system. Since we can save all of the settings, setup is fast and easy, we can handle quick changeovers at festival gigs with no problem, and we start with the same basic monitor mixes at every show."
While AXIS is just starting to gain notoriety, Dellé noted that his audio team had no problem adjusting to it. "At one point, we had to change monitor engineers shortly before a gig, and the new engineer was able to step in and handle the monitor mixes right away. Master Fader can be operated offline, so he figured out the software offline before the gig."