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Moscow’s Izvestiнa Hall Reopens

Moscow’s Izvestiнa Hall recently hosted rock band Affinage, bringing in outside audio support for the band's stop on its nationwide post-pandemic tour.

A dLive S7000, performing FOH/MON duties, at Izvestiнa Hall in Moscow.
A dLive S7000, performing FOH/MON duties, at Izvestiнa Hall in Moscow.

Russia (May 24, 2021)—The pandemic has shuttered venues for months worldwide, but as international vaccination rates begin to climb, slowly but surely, live sound and events are beginning to bounce back. That includes the music scene in Russia, where acoustic-rock band Affinage recently embarked on a tour of its homeland to support its latest studio album.

For much of the tour, the band carried an Allen & Heath dLive CDM32 MixRack with a laptop running dLive Director software for use at various stops. The group upped the ante, however, when it reached Moscow’s Izvestiнa Hall; there, local hire company Jamtech was brought in to supply the sound and lighting equipment for the biggest show of the journey.

“The band have a busy touring schedule that takes them across the country, and they’re usually comfortable running their dLive CDM32 system for consistency from show to show,” explained Andrey Balakhmatov from Jamtech. “However, for bigger shows, the band prefer to hire in a larger dLive system, which is simple for us as the show file is easily transferred between the systems.”

Remote-Mixing an Event 1,400 Miles Away

A dLive S7000 Surface was partnered with a DM64 MixRack to handle both FOH and MON duties from one system, with engineer Alexey Krivolapov tackling the mix.

“We’re always happy to deploy dLive consoles for events” Balakhmatov added. “The system has enough tools to solve any problem, it’s quick to navigate, and it’s easy to configure for the operator. Our engineers love the sound of the mixer.”

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