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Alpin All Set on Soundcraft Desk

Gabrielle Aplin's recent UK tour found the artist mixed nightly on a Soundcraft Si Performer 3 console

Bristol, UK (March 28, 2016)—Gabrielle Aplin’s recent UK tour found the artist mixed nightly on a Soundcraft Si Performer 3 console.

Independent sound engineer Darryl Walsh worked with Aplin on her tour and helped select the new Soundcraft console after it was decided they would bring their own system to each of the smaller venues. The console’s 64 channels and eight stereo inputs met the eight-piece band’s complete microphone and in-ear monitor needs.

“Having never used a smaller mixer, I admittedly had my reservations, but these were quickly dispelled after the first day in rehearsals,” Walsh said. “I was so impressed with the sound quality. The in-ear monitors sounded great and all of the band members were happy.”

In fact, Walsh wound up purchasing his own Si Performer 3 console after the tour, whereupon he used it as the monitor console for British alternative rock band Maximo Park’s 10th anniversary tour.

“The feedback from the bands has been excellent,” Walsh said. “Both Maximo Park and Gabrielle Aplin claimed it was the best monitor sound they’d experienced, especially regarding how clean and smooth the sound was.”

Walsh has worked as a front of house and monitor engineer on the tours of several popular UK artists, including Shane Filan, All Saints, The Saturdays, Little Mix, Tricky, Matt Cardle and Joe McElderry.