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Avid VENUE mixes Cheryl Cole’s A Million Lights tour

Cheryl Cole’s first solo tour wrapped Wednesday at a homecoming show in her native Newcastle. For the 11-night stint, FOH engineer Nick Warren opted for an Avid VENUE D-Show system.

Cheryl Cole has just wrapped her A Million Lights Arena Tour with two homecoming gigs in her native Newcastle. The 11-date stint saw FOH engineer Nick Warren (pictured) use an Avid VENUE D-Show system across the UK and Ireland. Warren, whose touring credits include The Prodigy, Roxy Music/Brian Ferry and Steps’ reunion tour, commented on the setup for the tour: “I’m using VENUE D-Show without the sidecar. It’s running via two analogue outputs into the PA system via a Midas XL42 and the subs are running through an auxiliary on the desk. We also have the VENUE D-Show connected to Pro Tools HD to run the 32 channels of playback.” “We were recording Cheryl’s London show at The O2 and obviously only had one shot at it. We used HDX outputs for the main Pro Tools record and as a back-up we used the MADI out straight into a JoeCo BlackBox Recorder. It was easy and worked a treat.” When asked about his console pick, Warren added: “I choose the VENUE D-Show System every time I go on tour because the desk is quick and easy to navigate and logical to program,” he said. “It also sounds fantastic and never goes wrong – what else do you need from a sound desk?”