Liverpool based Adlib supplied a Coda Audio sound system for songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Ellie Goulding on the latest UK leg of her Halcyon Days tour.
FOH engineer Oz Bagnall, working with Adlib for the first time, specified the Coda Audio system, comprising 24 x Coda LA12, 16 x ViRay and 16 x SCPF speaker cabinets, all driven by Coda’s C10 amplifier and DNC260 system processors.
Bagnall first heard the Coda system at one of Adlib’s demo days and was waiting for the chance to give it a proper work out … which came along with this tour. “The top end is absolutely stunning,” he said. “It’s detailed, not bright and with lots of clarity,” adding that it really works well in all the rooms they are playing, even the highly reverberant ones.
For system processing, one of Adlib’s standard Lake LM26 / LM44 rack packages was utilised. Bagnall cut the mix using an Avid Profile console, running all the vocals through Midas XL42 preamp channels to make use of the XL42's analogue EQ. Monitor engineer James Neale chose a DiGiCo SD7 console.
Microphone-wise, a Sennhesier 2000 series wireless with a DPA d:facto capsule was used for Ellie’s vocal. Sennheiser 3732 – II and 5200 handhelds with 5235 capsules were used for the three backing vocalists. The band all use Sennheiser IEM – a mixture of Sennheiser 2000 series and G3 systems.
The radio microphone and IEM’s systems were part supplied by Adlib and the rest owned by Goulding. Tour/production manager Derek Fudge stated, “Having known of Adlib for many years but never having actually worked with them, it has been a pleasure and pain free experience. Oz and James have been happy with the equipment and the crew have been friendly and professional. Bloody marvellous!" www.adlib.co.uk