Glastonbury, UK (June 28, 2017)—LA-based Warpaint will be touring the U.S. this fall opening for Depeche Mode, but the four-piece, all-female rock band has been playing overseas in recent times, highlighted by a recent appearance at the famed Glastonbury festival in England. Throughout its travels, the band has ben carrying a pair of Allen & Heath dLive S5000 Surfaces with DM64 MixRacks for FOH and monitors.
FOH engineer Hanford Pittman manages Warpaint’s 38 sources using dLive layers. He uses dLive scenes to assign and customize the dLive’s internal effects. “I’m using three reverbs,” he said, “and the echo and the stereo tapped delay.” He uses the dLive’s multi-band compressor on vocals, bass and the left-right bus, and the dLive’s parallel path for compression. “With four singers, it’s really nice to be able to add or take away the dry signal to help whoever’s singing lead at the time,” he said.
Warpaint uses a mix of in-ear and wedge monitors and monitor engineer Maxine Gilmore provides 15 mixes to the band and the tech crew. Emily Kokal, one of Warpaint’s lead vocalists and guitarists, mixes her own monitors using a dLive IP6 Remote Controller and Pittman says the band may add IP6s for the other members.
Pittman commented, “The desk should allow you to sculpt what you want in the sound, and that’s what the dLive does. It provides you with a blank slate and you can add effects and ‘dirty it up’ as much as you want or keep it as clean as you want.” He added, “Warpaint is very conscious about playing live and being real and authentic. And, when they heard the sound quality of the dLive, I knew we’d made a good decision with these desks.”
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