United Kingdom (November 13, 2018)—UK act The Feeling recently wrapped up a tour of its homeland with sound provided by SSE Audio, with the FOH mix handled by engineer Jon Lewis.
Lewis oversaw an Allen & Heath dLive digital mixing system nightly, comprised of an S7000 surface on FOH, accompanied by a DM64 MixRack on stage. Both FOH and monitors were mixed from the S7000 with the dLive’s 128 input processing channels enabling duplicates of input signals to be made for discrete FOH – MON processing.
“The 128 processing channels and 64 buses were perfect for duplicating channels for monitors and band members who needed further processing in their IEMs. I never had to compromise on anything, giving the band what they needed on stage and for what I needed out front,” comments FOH engineer, Jon Lewis.
Several compressors from the DEEP Processing suite were used throughout. Lewis explains, “The onboard processing is just excellent. Whether it be the default compressors or the “Opto” comp on my drum group, they sound so good. The lead singer of The Feeling likes using the Neumann KMS 105 and with this being a condenser mic, it can get lively at times; the compressor helped tame this immensely and allowed me to keep the vocal at the front of the mix at all times.”
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