AV production company, MINT Live Solutions relied on Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing systems for FOH and monitor duties on German singer LEA’s recent ‘Between My Lines’ tour.
Based in Germany, MINT Live Solutions specializes in providing technical and audio support for a variety of events and tours with national artists such as Lions Head, You Not Us, Selina Mour, Millé, Jack Curley, Fabian Wegerer, and Marie Bothmer.
Owners Frederic Michel and Florian Hammer opted to use dLive as their main console from the outset. “We have tested many different manufacturers’ consoles,” explained Hammer, production manager and monitor engineer for the LEA tour.
“And in our opinion, dLive is simply the most modern system that had a solution for all our needs. As an example, we’re sending lots of channels and talkback to LEA’s production, and dLive’s Tie Line feature is a huge help.”
“We are also thrilled with the multitude of excellent plug-ins, such as the Dyn8, Opto or 16T, which in our opinion are just as good as any external hardware but can be used much more flexibly.”
A pair of dLive C2500 surfaces were used for FOH and monitors, along with DM48 and CDM48 MixRacks and a portable DX168 I/O expander. A Waves card was employed for virtual soundchecks, while superMADI cards and an RME MADIface provided recording and broadcast capability.
“Even the consistent use of 96 kHz in the system has brought our sound forward significantly,” added Michel, who is also the musical director and drummer for LEA’s band. “Our in-ear mixes are much clearer, more transparent and punchier than our old system – dLive sounds incredibly good.”
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