Engineer Profile – Jared Daly
How did you get started in the industry?
I started with studying at university and working locally with cover bands and smaller production companies. I then moved into club touring in Australia with a couple of runs on the Sound-wave festival and then internationally from there.
What tours have you worked on?
I won’t bore you with the list but I’ve recently had the pleasure of working extensively with Bring Me the Horizon over the last 2 ½ years, Northlane for about 4 years, and many others, including PVRIS and Cub Sport.
How did you first hear about Allen & Heath?
I had the chance to mix on a few of their consoles during some club tours I was working on but I didn’t really get to know the consoles until I mixed on an iLive-R72/iDR64 with BMTH on the Sempiternal Album cycle.
What’s your mixer of choice and why?
dLive S5000 Surface with the DM64 MixRack. The 5000 is the perfect size and layout for the way I like to mix. Being able to have all my output/mixes on the right bank and all my inputs and groups on the left just works well. The touchscreen layout of the software makes mixing faster and easier to do. I also love the option of surface-less mixing, I’ve had to do a few fly-in TV/Radio performances stripped down to only a Macbook and iPad, which is still easy enough to get around.
How do you see the future of live sound changing?
I think that production riders are constantly getting smaller and the expectation and quality of audio being delivered at most shows is only going up. Because of this we are seeing more and more audio footprints shrinking without losing audio quality. That, combined with the amount of people having to wear multiple hats at shows - currently I am running FOH/MONS from a C1500 surface using shared pre-amps and controlled via multiple Macbooks and iPads – means that work flow and ease of use are becoming top requirements behind quality of audio.
I like the challenge of trying to get more out of a product that is small enough to check into a plane and personally carry to FOH, rather than needing two people to help tip a large console.