The Analogues Go Digital With SSL Live
Remko Luijten, the Front of House Engineer for The Analogues, and Ger Arts, Monitor Engineer, have selected SSL Live L500 consoles as their tools of choice for a sold-out show at the Amsterdam Ziggo Dome. “The main thing about this console is obviously the sound. They were all good, but this one really stood out – and that’s the most important thing for us,” says Luijten. For Ger Arts at monitors, for a regular show he creates 24 separate stereo inear mixes. “When you put in-ear monitors in, everybody is on the same spot on stage …It’s one dimensional… You have to give every musician a space on stage. You use panning, EQ, and balance… And every musician gets their own spot. IEM mixing is all about giving them three dimensions.”
“Most of the time that takes a lot of EQ and panning. With the SSL, most of the EQs are flat. I’m just doing a bit of panning. Everything has space as soon as I bring the mix up – you can bring new channels in and they sit where you want them to be. To hear that from the first song of the first sound check was amazing!”
The consoles were supplied to the tour by the Dutch rental company Peak Audio. SSL Live is distributed in The Netherlands by Audio Electronics Mattijsen.