Engineer Profile – Rolf Dressler
How did you get started in the industry?
I played music, and then studied music, and during my time at University I equipped my own studio. That was the beginning and paved the way for me to learn how to use mixing consoles. After that, a PA company at Kassel was searching for an employee able to read music and opearate a mixing console, so I started to work there in 1986.
What tours have you worked on?
I was a late convert, and only started to get interested when dLive was launched.
How did you first hear about Allen & Heath?
I’ve known about Allen & Heath for a long time, and have used various mixers over the years.
What’s your mixer of choice and why?
Without a doubt, dLive. I’ve come across nearly every analogue and digital console over the last 30 years but the intuitive operation, the sound and the flexibility of dLive is unbeatable.
How do you see the future of live sound changing?
I believe that the “mixer” will be more integrated in the musical design of a band, as the possibilities to work with FX has become more simple and more diverse. As a sound engineer I have to learn to deal with it and also contribute artistically.
In addition, I believe that the design of sound systems will become even more complex, which should benefit the audience.