Opened in 1991, club Ministry of Sound (MoS) recently completed an overhaul of the audio systems in its flagship London venue using Allen & Heath mixers. MoS, which has been using a Xone:464 for several years as the broadcast mixer for its radio station, selected the rotary Xone:V6 and MIDI-enabled Xone:92 with an ML3000 VCA console to provide sound reinforcement for live acts.
Head of production, David Bradshaw, commented, “The Xone:V6 was selected to replace our aging UREI 1620 and a Rane MP-2016. The V6 is easily the best sounding of these three mixers, especially with all six channels fitted with valves. The sound is rounded and warm, never sharp, and with plenty of headroom. We have had DJs change mixers mid-set to the V6 purely because the sound is so much better than other mixers.
“The best feature on the V6 must be the highpass filter on each channel. It takes a little while for DJs to understand what this does, but once they do, everyone agrees that this is far better than a simple Bass control and much smoother.”