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The Raven Age Take Flight with Allen & Heath Qu-SB Digital Mixer
Europe – Hotly-tipped British metal outfit The Raven Age have recently completed a European tour with the legendary Anthrax, during which the band relied on an Allen & Heath Qu-SB digital mixer at the heart of an ultra compact, flexible in-ear monitoring solution.
Portable enough to be carried under one arm, Qu-SB nonetheless features 18 inputs, 14 outputs and a suite of acclaimed effects emulations and dynamic processing. The band’s Qu-SB is complemented with an AR84 AudioRack (with eight inputs and four outputs), allowing connection to the Qu-SB via Allen & Heath’s dSNAKE protocol over Cat5.
As The Raven Age bassist Matt Cox explains, the units have proved the ideal touring companions: “We invested in the Qu-SB to use in place of a traditional monitor console for our in-ear systems,” he says. “We needed something that would be easy to transport, we have ours in a small flightcase that also contains wireless receivers, mic splitters and wi-fi system and it’s incredibly easy to set up. The Qu-You iOS app is amazing, being able to take complete control of our personal mixes is really useful. The fact that both the iPad and mobile apps work in sync is also incredibly helpful; it meant we could all have a rough set-up on our phones from the get-go.
“In the past our in-ear mix changed from night to night because we were using all local equipment – which naturally changed from venue to venue – now, thanks to the Qu-SB, our mixes are the same every night.”
In picture: The Raven Age bass player Matt Cox with the band’s Allen & Heath Qu-SB digital mixer and AR84 AudioRack.
26th April 2017
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