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Adlib supports Snarky Puppy Immigrance world tour

Adlib supplied full audio production to the Glasgow & Manchester gigs on the recent UK leg of Snarky Puppy’s Immigrance world tour, plus a control package – comprising two Yamaha CL5 consoles for FOH and monitors, a line system and all the associated cable and distribution infrastructure for the other UK and European dates. These included one night at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Adlib’s Phil Kielty project managed from the office, working closely with Michael Harrison mixing FOH for this leg, and Matt Reccia on monitors.

The two full audio production shows supplied by Adlib were Manchester Apollo and Glasgow Barrowlands. L-Acoustics K2 systems were deployed for both gigs, with 12 x K2 a side plus 8 ARCS front fills, 4 x X8 lip fills and 12 x KS28 subs in Manchester; and six K2 a side in Barrowlands together with 8 x ARCS front fills, four X8 lip fills and 12 x KS28 subs. In both cases 12 x L-Acoustics X15 wedges made up the monitor system. Adlib’s James Coghlan and Sam Pearson were the systems engineers. They rigged and fine-tuned the PA to ensure that everyone on the Snarky Puppy team was happy and were generally “fantastic” states Mike. The two Yamaha CL5s received a 64-channel Dante input from Adlib’s two Rio D3224 digital stage boxes driven by an analogue split and signal distribution, with multipin sub-snakes for quick set-up on stage. While Matt and Mike sharing the Rio input stages between FOH and monitors made the analogue split largely redundant, it saved the day several times throughout the tour when having to interface with third-party broadcasters! Michael Harrison and Matt swap places between mixing monitors and FOH. In the US, Matt produces the FOH mix and Michael does monitors. When they are in Europe and other parts of the world, Mike takes on the FOH mix, while Matt handles monitors and stage manages.

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