Lake goes on Ellie Goulding Arena Tour


Liverpool based Adlib provided the audio for BRIT Award winning Ellie Goulding on her recent high profile UK arena tour, taking Lake Processing on the road as part of the overall system. 

Liverpool based Adlib provided the audio for BRIT Award winning Ellie Goulding on her recent high profile UK arena tour, working with engineers Joe Harling (FOH) and James Neale (Monitors) and Production Manager Rebecca Travis.

Adlib has worked as the audio supplier for Goulding’s live work for some time. Tony Szabo (KSE) was the Systems Engineer for an L’Acoustics K1 system as specified by Joe Harling, with whom Adlib has also worked with previously on Lana Del Rey. Michael Flaherty and Steven Montgomery were the other audio crew members.

The main system for the two week tour comprised 14 x K1 speakers a-side with 4 x KARA downs at the bottom as the main left & right arrays, with side hangs of 8 x K1s and 4 x KARA downs, together with a centre cluster of 4 x KARAs.

Adlib uses all the latest Lake technology in its control and processing racks, having made significant investments in LM Series devices. The Lake LM Series comprises two models, the LM 26 and the LM 44. Both can accommodate either Lake Contour modules for crossover and delay functions, or Lake Mesa EQ for the industry’s most precise, flexible and sonically impeccable equalization functions. Also, both incorporate proprietary Lake processing algorithms for Raised Cosine Equalization™, LimiterMax™ peak and RMS limiters, and linear phase and classic crossovers. LM Series processors provide seamless compatibility with Lab.gruppen PLM Series Powered Loudspeaker Management Systems as well as Dolby® Lake Processors and all legacy Lake processors, with accessible simultaneously from the same Lake Controller Windows-based user interface.

For Ellie Goulding’s tour, Adlib ran LM 44s at FOH as a matrix and LM 26s either side of stage distributing signal to the requisite amp racks left and right via Dante – keeping the signal in the digital domain from the DiGiCo SD10 console at FOH to amp world.

James Neale has worked with Ellie Golding since 2010 and also has a long standing and highly productive working relationship for and with Adlib. He comments that the service – as always – from the Liverpool based company has been “Excellent”.

Adlib Director Dave Jones says “We’ve been fortunate enough to work with Ellie Goulding for nearly 5 years now. She is an outstanding artist and multiple award winner with a growing fanbase worldwide plus a great team around her. The O2 show was a particular highlight for many fans and the industry alike … and it’s fantastic for Adlib to be part of such a passionate group of people!”.

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