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Northlane’s Ultra-Compact Mix Position

Australian progressive metalcore act Northlane may call Sydney home, but its currently playing through the European festival circuit with engineer, Jared Daly using a compact Allen & Heath dLive system for both FOH and monitors.
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Sydney, Australia (June 20, 2017)—Australian progressive metalcore act Northlane may call Sydney home, but its currently playing through the European festival circuit with engineer, Jared Daly using a compact Allen & Heath dLive system for both FOH and monitors.

Daly spent the last two years tackling monitors for Bring Me The Horizon on a dLive S Class S5000/DM64 system, so he aimed to keep a similar workflow while working with Northlane. “As the band are from Australia, their gear is nearly always in a fly-in configuration,” he said. “Everything is in custom wooden racks that slot into fly-able Pelican cases that all weigh 32 KG. For this reason, the band decided to purchase the C1500 Surface and DM48 MixRack to manage both FOH and monitors.”

The C1500 is equipped with a Waves network card to allow virtual sound-checks and live recordings of all the band’s performances. A DM48 rack lives is used stage for adding input channels when needed, and to have dual power redundancy. The band pairs a MacBook Air with the Rack on stage and use the Director control software to run its own monitor mixes, gain sharing but with separate FOH and monitor channels.

“With the use of Soft keys, the band have found navigating the software during the show very easy,” said Daly, “and if something requires my attention, I have a scene set up to load the monitor input faders to the C1500 and I can manage their mixes directly from FOH.”

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