Twelve Foot Ninja fly with dLive Wings
Friday, 2 August 2019
twelve-foot-ninjadusseldorfphotobykalle-knipstpascal-swoboda2Twelve Foot Ninja play Dusseldorf
Europe - Melbourne’s alt-metal titans, Twelve Foot Ninja (TFN), have recently completed a European run of festival appearances and sold-out headline shows, with a dLive Wings digital mixing system.
Performing at multiple festivals including Download (UK), Rock The Coast (Spain) and Nummirock (Finland), the band needed a space-saving system that could fit in any FOH position and be easily transported from show to show. To accomplish this, they adapted their dLive system in a number of ways, often leaving their usual C1500 surface on the bus and hitting performances with just a CDM32 MixRack, an IP8 remote controller and a laptop running dLive Director software.
Dylan Mitrovich, sound engineer for TFN, explains, “There are only a couple of consoles on the market that provide crystal clear audio with the power and flexibility in a format that can be packed up and flown anywhere around the world – trust me, I’ve researched them all, and when I did, dLive was a clear winner.”
Despite typically touring with a C1500 (or larger) surface, Mitrovich had no problems with the stripped back set-up for festival slots, “Most of the input channels on the CDM32 are double patched to separate channel strips, providing us with the ability to split the console up effectively into two consoles that look after FOH and monitors. It is only built on the trust that I have for the Allen & Heath dLive product, that I fly across the world to operate a complex show on an eight-channel controller.”
Defining their genre as ‘heavy fusion’; the band amalgamate styles from heavy rock to latin, funk and reggae and switch genres multiple times in one song, meaning Mitrovich makes full use of dLive’s features and on-board FX while running a complex FOH mix.
“It’s all power about control, and with the dLive I feel like I haven’t come close to reaching the limits of its power, no matter what I throw at it,” concludes Mitrovich.
(Jim Evans)

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