Winter is Coming and it’s Playing Arenas

Composer Ramin Djawadi’s music from Game of Thrones is currently making the rounds on a 24-city arena tour, presented as the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. The in-the-round orchestral show is mixed via three DiGiCo digital audio mixing consoles, provided by VER Tour Sound.
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Los Angeles, NY (March 31, 2017)—Composer Ramin Djawadi’s music from Game of Thrones is currently making the rounds on a 24-city arena tour, presented as the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience. The in-the-round orchestral show is mixed via three DiGiCo digital audio mixing consoles, provided by VER Tour Sound.

The DiGiCo desks were chosen for several reasons, said Beau Alexander, VER sales/accounts. “Number one, it’s an engineer preference. Number two, the production is at 156 inputs.” The production features a 65-piece orchestra and choir comprised of touring and local pick-up musicians, plus eight traveling instrumental and vocal soloists, conducted by Djawadi. The show features nearly a dozen unique instruments designed specifically for the show, including the 12-foot Wilding horn.

A set featuring two connected circular main stages, dubbed King’s Landing and Winterfell with five satellite stages, features sound reinforcement provided by over 130 loudspeakers—eight flown arrays of Meyer Sound LYON boxes and 32 ground-stacked 1100-LFC low frequency control elements.

There is a DiGiCo SD7 at FOH, manned by engineer Greg Collins, with a second SD7 for monitor engineer Adam Stuart. There is also a DiGiCo SD11. The tour is carrying five DiGiCo SD-Racks, split between inputs and outputs at FOH and monitor world and also supporting Pro Tools HD playback. “The whole show is run off timecode,” said Alexander. “All the counts and everything that the conductor sees is all mapped to timecode and everything is clocked from Pro Tools. Since Pro Tools is running at 48 kHz, the whole system, including the desks, is also at 48k.”

More than 800 linear feet of video wall, moving multi-tiered screens suspended above the two main stages and four IMAG screens are used to create scenic backdrops and display footage from the first six seasons of the HBO series. Everything is transported in 15 semi-trucks, which, along with eight buses for the musicians and crew, will have traveled nearly 12,000 miles by the end of the six-week tour, which concludes April 2.

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience
www.gameofthronesconcert.com

VER Tour Sound
www.ver.com

DiGiCo
www.DiGiCo.biz