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Reality TV Concert Rocks with Allen & Heath dLive

The hit Germany reality TV show, “Sing meinen Song—Das Tauschkonzert,” concluded this season with a massive live concert at Germany’s biggest open-air stage, mixed on Allen & Heath dLive consoles.

Berlin, Germany (December 6, 2019)—Berlin’s Waldbühne amphitheatre—one of Germany’s biggest open-air stages—recently hosted the sixth season finale concert of the hit reality show, Sing meinen Song—Das Tauschkonzert. All the artists involved reunited for one big final live show, which was mixed by Daniel Lauer (FOH) and Sascha Kohl (Monitors) on Allen & Heath dLive consoles.

“The main challenge of the show was the limited time available for preparation,” said Lauer. “Because of its size and special acoustics, the Waldbühne is quite a demanding location for a sound engineer and we only had one day of studio rehearsal for 25 songs, so we had to be able to adapt very quickly to any changes at soundcheck. The variety of songs and artists also presented us with a full spectrum of sound and dynamics to cope with. It was a huge challenge for us mixing the show, but of course, that was also what made it interesting. The two dLive systems were an enormous help in dealing with those issues.”

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Allen & Heath dLive S7000 surfaces, each paired with its own DM64 MixRack, were used for the show and fitted with Dante and superMADI cards. An IP8 remote controller was also used at FOH, providing an additional 8 faders, while over 100 sources were connected to the Monitor DM64 and attached DX168 expanders, with the digital split between the FOH and MON systems handled via the superMADI cards at 96kHz.

In order to feed the in-ear monitors of all the musicians, artists and crew, all 64 busses were needed in the monitor console. Kohl noted, “At monitors, the main focus is always to keep the artists comfortable and happy.”

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“At this concert, we really needed flexible access to all parameters and a very fast workflow,” says Lauer. “From the integration of external controllers, the AMM to handle dynamic changes between the songs, to fast changes during the show with relative scene updates and the easy system integration in a shared control network – dLive always had a solution.”

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