Demetrius Mooreis in his 14th year as Drake’s front-of-house engineer
USA - Drake kicked off his touring season with an 11-week trek with J. Cole running from Florida in February to Colorado in April. Onboard for the It’s All A Blur Tour - Big As The What? is Demetrius Moore, on his 14th year as the artist’s front-of-house engineer.
Drake now has another distinction: he’s officially the first artist to take a new Clair Global-supplied DiGiCo Quantum852 console out on tour, starting 2 February in Tampa. “I was on the Quantum852 for two weeks before the first show, at rehearsals at Drake’s place in Toronto and then at the Izod Centre in New Jersey, and I have to tell you that it has made me an even bigger fan of DiGiCo - and I have been a huge fan of their consoles for years,” says Moore.
“It has an entirely new level of warmth and clarity. Right out of the box, the experience was like when we went from 48k to 96k. Every instrument and voice occupies its own space. You can instantly hear the difference, even over the talkback, which we’re sending over the comms line.”
The Quantum852 offers substantial ergonomic advantages that allow Drake’s FOH engineer to easily manage the 30 channels of tracks used for the tour. And the new desk is getting a workout on the tour, says Moore, who is joined by monitor engineer Chris Lee on a pair of DiGiCo Quantum338 consoles.

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