entertainment • presentation • installation

Patrick Wolf tours with iLive system

A Dante-enabled Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system managies both FOH and monitors

10 November 2011

Europe - Eclectic British musician, Patrick Wolf, has embarked on another European tour with a Dante-enabled Allen & Heath iLive digital mixing system managing both FOH and monitors, supported by PA company, Britannia Row.

FOH Engineer, Fabrizio Piazzini, selected an iDR10 MixRack for monitors, digitally split using Dante to an iDR-16 for FOH, with an iLive-144 Control Surface at FOH and iLive-80 for monitors. A third MixRack, an iDR0, will provide the I/O for live recording via the Dante network, controlled from FOH. No additional hardware is required as Audinate's Dante virtual soundcard is installed on laptops to run multi-track recording software, Reaper.

"Patrick has a very elaborate style, so it's great the iLive system has a lot of headroom and you can really drive the inputs. Even if he goes nuts and plays really hard, it's not going to start distorting. With other systems, you would have to set your gains lower because you know you'll start running out of headroom," explains Piazzini. "All of the on-board effects are fantastic too. I use the Hall 480 and Chamber on strings and Patrick's vocal, tap delay, and there's a great gated-plate for the snare."

Piazzini has been using iLive for some time with Patrick Wolf, completing a tour of Europe in the spring, a string of festival dates over the summer. Occasionally, the production swaps larger surfaces for the ultra-compact iLive-R72 rackmount surfaces, which they can fly in for festival dates and smaller venues where space is a premium, and hire iDR-48 MixRacks locally.

"At festivals, we often don't get allocated a lot of space on stage or FOH. When we tell the organisers we're bringing our desks, they are often sceptical. However, if we mention the desk is only 19-inches wide and that's all we need at FOH or on stage, they say it's fine," comments Piazzini.

The band plays a range of string and wind instruments, and generates up to 37 inputs. With the possibility of 50 songs in the repertoire, it is essential to have snapshots saved for recall.

"One musician in the band, for example, plays sax, bass clarinet, clarinet, flute, guitar and piano, and it can become pretty tricky to mix. If a set list changes, the MD can talk to everyone - including me at FOH - using a switch mic. The same applies with the backline and monitor guys, who can all communicate if any problem arises," Piazzini concludes.

(Jim Evans)



Tag Cloud

Patrick Wolf iLive system Europe musician tour FOH monitors MixRack Dante recording Patrick great headroom inputs plays start set Piazzini string festival dates surfaces space often stage band

Related Stories from LSi Online

10 May 2013

Robe rig for Miss Universe

Robe rig for Miss UniverseSlovakia - A substantial Robe moving light rig was used for the final of the 2013 Miss Universe Slovak Republic event, a high profile co-production between the In Agency and the Miss Universe Organisation, staged at ... More >>

Panalux expands team

Panalux expands teamUK - The Panalux Broadcast & Event team provide specialist, creative solutions to the television, film, live event and concert touring industries. Home to an extensive selection of modern lighting, rigging and control ... More >>

Digitool Multiprocessors a hit at PLASA Focus

Digitool Multiprocessors a hit at PLASA FocusUK - After last week's PLASA Focus event in Leeds, Peavey Commercial Audio have been delighted with the reaction to the Digitool range of multiprocessors which were shipping the day following the show. "Orders ... More >>

XL Video package for the 2013 Olivier Awards

XL Video package for the 2013 Olivier AwardsUK - For the third consecutive year, XL Video sponsored the OLivier Award for Best Set Design (won by Bunny Christie and Finn Ross for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime) as well as supplying video ... More >>

9 May 2013

Olly Murs dances with Clay Paky

Olly Murs dances with Clay PakyUK - Olly Murs is dancing his way around Britain's biggest arenas in the sharp focus of four shape-shifting Clay Paky Sharpys. Multimillion-selling artist Olly Murs is benefitting from the high output Sharpys in a ... More >>

Elation debuts set for Orlando

AEM delivers the King's Speech

Arkaos in action at Toronto think tank

KOI video hub goes live on LSi Online

ABTT Theatre Show seminar programme

5 Star sponsors Jack Goff Racing

Alcons starts LR24 Launch Partner Programme

Sennheiser supports ONE DROP benefit

The Week in Lighting & Sound

Clay Paky Sharpys on X Factor Live tour

Behringer X32 is a hit in Brazil

Capital Sound is classic choice for Il Divo

Allen & Heath upgrades iLive firmware

Clay Paky shines at Ultra Music Festival

LumenRadio appoints New Zealand distributor

Related Events

Lighting Technology Chicago 2017 (1-2 February 2017)

ProSound + Light Guangzhou (22-25 February 2017)

View AllRelated Stories from LSi Magazine

May 2013May 2013

Page 16: with the consultancy of some of the countrys top tour and live event professionals The venues inhouse technical team

Page 55: loudspeaker system Designed for live sound and theatrical installations IC2 combines digital beam steering

Page 90: cameras are in the house Tom Kirk cuts the live input I manage it to the screens says Metcalfe Tom just

Page 102: live album at the chain reaction sic last night I was shocked by the microphone In between songs I

Page 5: Services 114 Profile AEG Lives Keith Wood inside our next issue On Tour Simple Minds • TF Soundcraft

Page 10: of LumenRadios CRMX products focusing on solutions designed for the theatre live entertainment studio

Page 35: after Queen He together with his contemporary fellow NYT alumnus and friend Brian Croft had got Live Aid

Page 62: live and in a matter of seconds with an unprecedented level of customisation wwwmadrixcom

Page 71: detail counts for perfect live sound Take the evolution 900 series conceived of as a harmonically

Page 103: with these capacitors also have a polarity switch to reverse the connection between the hot or live conductor

More Results from LSi Magazine >>

View AllRelated Videos from LSi's Video Hub

More Results from LSi's Video Hub >>

View AllNews Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999


The Fifth Estate

mojo barriers



XL Video



Stage Electrics

CT London

harlequin flooring