Gary Barlow – 2014
Skan has just completed our first tour with Gary Barlow. Working with Chris Vaughan of The Production Office, the tour was a pleasure to be involved with.
Long standing monitor engineer, Steve, Lutley operated a DiGiCo SD7 providing mixes to six Sennheiser 2050 dual IEM transmitters and d&b M2s. Inputs and outputs were handled by two SD-racks connected via optical loop including FOH. Steve was assisted by his usual tech., Glen Fuller. They make a fantastically efficient monitor team and great to work with.
Also mixing on a DiGiCo SD7, FOH engineer Davide Lombardi hadn’t previously worked with Skan. Happily, Davide enjoyed the working with us and commented “It’s been a really good experience, you’ve put together an A Team and we did not just work very well together, but we also had fun. Hope to work together in the future.” Davide was assisted at FOH by Nigel Pepper (in downtime from his Foals mixing duties).
Skan’s crew chief was Onno Ooms with the touring team of four completed by wingman, Rob Wilkins. Tom Tunney joined the tour for a couple of key dates such as London O2 where he installed a ring-system for the upper tier consisting of six pods of eight d&b V elements. Pre-production system-design was handled by Matt Vickers.
The FOH system was d&b J providing up to 270-degree coverage augmented with d&b V and Q-series boxes. Low-end was provided by J-SUBs, both flown and under the stage. Lake LM44s were used for system front-end driving d&b D12s via 96KHz AES.