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Live Sound

Nathaniel Rateliff Covers the Earth with A&H

70-plus shows into their 2018 tour schedule, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats have had a dLive desk at stageside each night.

Washington, DC (June 18, 2018)—Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats have been on the move throughout 2018, having already knocked down 70 shows and counting on this year’s tour throughout Europe and North America. In town at each stop has been monitor engineer/production and stage manager Davy Gleeson, mixing the band’s in-ear monitors.

“They started with wedges,” Gleeson said, “but the in-ears help Nathaniel balance his voice with the band. And, the boys like to boogie on stage, so this keeps it clean for them.”

Gleeson has been using an Allen & Heath dLive S Class in Monitor World: “It’s got the same work flow as the GLD but pumped up on steroids; I’ve AB’d it with other digital consoles and it sounds a lot better.”

“I have a scene for each song,” continued Gleeson, “and with the dLive’s cue-list editor, I can drag-n-drop songs to create a new set in about 20 seconds.” He uses the dLive’s Virtual Sound Check to review monitor mixes with the band. “The VSC is simple,” he says. “One click of a button and you’re going; another click and you’re back out again.”

Brown Note Productions of Denver, Colorado supplied the dLive S5000 Surface and DM64 MixRack for the tour’s North American leg. Brown Note president, Ryan Knutson said, “It has been great working with Davy and Nathaniel Rateliff on their North America tour. We’re seeing more and more riders for the dLive, so when Davy requested one, we felt it was a good time to invest in this platform for our clients. The dLive’s reliability, sound quality and footprint proved to be a great fit.”

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