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iDR MixRack Opens for One Direction!

2013/03/04 in On Tour

Jeffrey Pringle with his FOH console!

Jeffrey Pringle with his FOH console!

an iDR32 MixRack is being used as a mixing solution for Camryn, the opening act on the One Direction Tour, 63 sold out arenas in Europe. The main production (Wigwam) is D&B with an XL4 at FOH. Jeffrey Pringle is tour manager and Sound mixer for Camryn who is from America, and has put together an extremely efficient and compact system which consists of an iLive iDR32 MixRack brain which is controlled by a MacBook over WiFi, providing 5 stereo ears mixes for the band plus the main FOH mix. Band vocal mics and guitars are on Shure ULX-D radios outputting Dante, and the Drums, Keys and Guitar sound modules & processing are done in Mini-Macs running Dante Virtual Soundcards housed in the same rack as the iDR off stage. [Roland Drums play Steven Slate Samples, Guitars run Amplitude and Guitar Rig]. The Bass-Player failed to turn up for the tour so there is a click track running on Ableton (previously ProTools) and all members (except Bass) play live with time-code sync of all settings and FX) with occasional album production sounds mixed in . Justin the Drummer (and all round tech!) controls Ableton via an iPad over WiFi. Jeffrey has mixed over 160 shows using Editor over WiFi with only one drop-out!

The choice of iLive for the touring system was down to the fact that Allen&Heath made a rack-mounting console that can be set up and controlled on a portable computer without a surface. Inputs can be split into multiple channels and run in layers to mix FOH & Mons. Even the smallest MixRack can handle 64 channels.

Jeffrey mad a video clip of the setup before the tour started:

FOH, Mons, Guitar, Drums, Keys, RF Mics, Ears, Track. It's all in there!!

FOH, Mons, Guitar, Drums, Keys, RF Mics, Ears, Track. It’s all in there!!

Jeffrey and Justin pre-check the controls

Jeffrey and Justin pre-check the controls

The Guitar Rig!

The Guitar Rig!

These pictures were taken yesterday at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena by Leon Phillips

Camryn and band in soundcheck

Camryn and band in soundcheck

You lost how many seats for the FOH console?!!!

You lost how many seats for the FOH console?!!!

Editor Hardware

2012/08/06 in Tips and Tricks

Using Editor with an iLive MixRack and need a few faders, rotaries and buttons? Why not try the Xone K2 Midi controller which is a bus-powered device which you can hook up to the computer running Editor. Right-click on the on-screen element to map it to the K2 (for example a mic preamp gain control to a rotary, pad to a button etc). K2 comes with a zipped hard-shell case.

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