Turkish popstar, Ajda Pekkan, completed a series of special concerts in prestigious venues across the country touring with a 30-strong band. Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing systems, comprising two S7000 Surfaces and DM64 MixRacks, managed FOH, monitors and recording.
The shows took place at the renowned venues Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre in Istanbul, Bodrum Amphitheatre and Izmir International Arena.
Ajda Pekkan’s Production Manager & FOH Engineer, Inanc Yenidogan, specified dLive for the tour. The band used stereo IEMs plus side fills and mono sub monitor mixes for the drummer and bass player, requiring up to 60 mono auxes. Additional auxes were routed over Dante to the FOH DM64 MixRack as an output expander. All the shows were recorded via M-Dante on a Mac DVS.
“We made the most of the interlinking possibilities of dLive,” says monitor engineer, Wayne Nigel Gittens. “With 30 musicians on stage with high monitor requirements, the FOH rack was partly used as an output expander via Dante.”