A Day to Remember for Adlib9 March 2017
Adlib supplied a full arena sound system for the European leg of A Day to Remember’s Bad Vibrations tour, complete with a consoles / control package for the other sections of the tour.
Sam Proctor and Mike Flaherty from Adlib have been working closely with the band’s own system tech Justin Lenards to fine tune the system each day for engineers Nate Northway at FOH and Adam Schuler on monitors.
The L-Acoustics PA was chosen for its power and dynamics – to match the intensity of the band. In its largest format, the main hangs were 14 x K1 per side with three KARA downs, a well-proven arena configuration which is great for loud and even room coverage. These main hangs were complimented by side arrays of 12 x KARA stage left and right.
There were also 24 of the new L-Acoustics KS28 subs positioned across the front of stage, selected for their extra 3 dBs of SPL over the standard SB28 subs.
The speaker-count included a selection of KARA lip fills and ARCS2 infills, and the system was driven by 16 x L-acoustics LA8 amps per side with three LA12 a side powering the subs.
The FOH console of choice for Nate was a Midas PRO X. He ran a Neutron NB dual network bridge expansion module at FOH giving an additional AES 50 outputs into the DL451 I/O outboard insert rack. Also in the I/O rack, they ran a DN9650 multichannel interface as an AES to MADI converter going through a Pro Tools HD rig for recording and providing material for virtual sound checks.
All five band members utilised Shure PSM 1000 IEMs, with monitor mixes provided for the three backline technicians.
For additional atmosphere, they used a combination of floor monitors, including a pair of d&b M2 wedges at the front, plus side fills of two L-Acoustics ARCS with an SB28 sub underneath fills. To doubly reinforce the low end, drummer Bobby Scruggs had a couple of d&b QSUBS.
Adlib client manager Phil Kielty comments: “It has been great to get back together with ADTR again. Jeff Kaplan would be proud I’m sure of the incredible show they put on, especially at Wembley Arena. Jake Raggio has been great to work and deal with, he sets the tone for a happy and appreciative camp.”