Back in the O2 Arena London looking after FOH for the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball. Featuring Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Clean Bandit, Jax Jones, Joel Corry, Tom Grennan, Becky Hill, a load of D&B speakers and about a dozen Digico mixers in a variety of sizes.
I have spent much of 2019 working with Paul Young and his band as monitor engineer. A combination of touring and festivals in the UK and Europe. A compact touring package utilised a Digico SD9 and Sennheiser G3 in ear monitors.
We concluded with a short tour around UK arenas joining Cher on her Here We Go Again tour. I won the bigger desk raffle for this run,
Actually we finished at Butlin’s Minehead but let’s be honest, supporting Cher sounds better.
Summer 2018 was spent mostly as monitor engineer for Hacienda Classical. Orchestra, DJs, vocalists, choir, special guests and Bez.
We took a package of over 150 inputs and around 32 stereo mixes into festivals and venues around the UK. A Digico SD7 at each end (FOH and monitors) handled the job effortlessly. If you’re interested in that sort of thing, we used Digico 32 bit mic pre-amp cards on the orchestral inputs. In answer to your question, yes, they do sound good.
October 2018 brought me the honour of working as monitor engineer for the legendary Duane Eddy celebrating his 80th birthday with some UK shows. With the Richard Hawley band and special guests Imelda May, Albert Lee and Bruce Welch making guest appearances the shows were a musical masterclass. Lovely people, all excellent musicians.
FOH engineer was Francoise Le Moignan.
Wigwam Acoustics supplied Digico desks, RF and monitors.
Just completed Collabro’s 2017 Home Tour. Dual role as LED Screen Tech and Audio & Video playback. 32sqm of LED screen in various configurations to suit the differing venues. All playback was run off a combination of Apple Mac Pro towers for video and a pair of Mac Minis for audio. All computers running Qlab.
Quick refresher course on Digico’s SD range of consoles. Thanks to Peppe at Autograph for a useful day and some bonus insights into the power of macros on these desks. Very quickly being converted to the power and versatility of the entire Digico range having mixed on them and supported them at several shows over this Summer.
Because plugging things in doesn't have to be difficult.