US band Neon Trees recently requested a dual FOH/monitor Allen & Heath iLive digital system for a performance at a private function in central London hosted by Universal Music.
Formerly a grand hotel, the venue - 8 Northumberland Avenue – is now utilised as a conference and functions facility. The gig was held in the Billiard Room, and also featured a set by British performer Ellie Goulding.
The PA for the event was supplied by Sound Hire, sub-hiring the FOH/monitor iLive system, comprising two iLive-112 Control Surfaces with an iDR-32 and iDR-48 MixRacks, from the SRD Group.
“iLive was very straight forward to set up. I emailed the show files for SRD to pre-load, and the systems were sent straight to the venue. Neither my FOH nor monitor techs had used iLive before so it was a relief to find it so easy to hook the systems up with just the one CAT5 cable between rack and surface. In fact, I had to call SRD to make sure that only the one cable was needed,” explained. Sound Hire’s Colin Partridge. “The show went without a hitch and Neon Tree's engineers were happy with the results. iLive’s small footprint is a major plus at these shows, where invariably I end up trying to find space for multiple FOH and monitor consoles.”
The band has UK concert dates scheduled in 2013, whereby they will also be using an iLive system.Article continues below
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