One of the most successful UK metal acts of the last decade, Bring Me The Horizon have built their reputation on incendiary live shows and regular re-invention. With a UK arena tour (including dates at London’s O2 and a hometown show at Sheffield Arena) booked for November, BMTH are set to play their biggest headline gigs to date – and will rely on Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system for monitoring throughout the tour.
A long-standing A&H iLive user, monitor engineer Jared Daly made the move to a dLive system for Bring Me… shows earlier in 2016 and has had the chance to work on each dLive control surface size since. Ultimately favouring the S5000 surface for its combination of power, usability and dimensions, Daly also employs a DM64 MixRack in his set-up, which is hired from SSE Audio for each run of gigs.
Talking about his favourite dLive features, Daly says, “The multiple compression types on the input/output channel strips has been an excellent addition, along with keeping the original reverbs (from iLive) for continuity for anyone coming from that background.
“The new I/O patch page is excellent and makes soft patching and the use of expansion cards such as Dante very simple. And I am a big fan of how easy it is to assign fader banks on the console - and of the ability to always have access to EQ, compressors and gates when selecting channels no matter which page you are on.
“As a monitor engineer it’s also great to have the External PAFL input (as the iLive had) to be able to quickly set up crew talk busses directly to my IEM cue. All in all, the dLive has been excellent.”