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Alan Parsons Live Project: I Robot Tour 2017

Four years after their last live appearance, German tour promoter Karsten Jahnke has brought legendary musician, producer and engineer Alan Parsons and his band back to Germany, playing 13 nearly sold out dates throughout the country in May. A Yamaha Rivage PM10 console has taken care of the intricate Front of House mixes for these performances.

Playing a mixture of indoor and outdoor shows, the nine-piece Alan Parsons Live Project is being mixed by Emmy-nominated FoH engineer and production manager Ross Pallone. The Rivage PM10 console has been supplied by Lüneburg-based audio production/installation company Profi Musik, with these shows being the first time that regular Yamaha user Ross has got up close and personal with the new flagship console.

“For us, the most important thing is that the sound has to be very high quality - that is what Alan’s fans expect and I want them to have it. I want them to be really impressed,” he says. Ross has around 48 inputs for drums, bass, two electric guitars, three acoustic guitars, four keyboards, vocoder and nine vocal microphones. “I like the way Yamaha consoles are laid out, especially this one and the CL5E." he says. "I also like the fact that the PM10 has banks of 12, instead of the standard eight on most consoles. It also has 12 custom fader possibilities on each bank, plus 12 DCAs. I constantly need to get to a lot of inputs very quickly on this show, so it makes it really straightforward for me to lay out the console for ease of use and speed.”

He continues, “The new Rupert Neve plugins are very useful. I also love the screens that Yamaha use, they are really easy to read and the touch screen is responsive.” Ross describes himself as ‘very fortunate’ having PM-Systemhaus system tech Lennart Wenzel supporting him on the tour (see photo). Lennart is equally complimentary about the Rivage PM10. “Each day I try to give Ross a flat main system, so that he can use the console’s features to create colour and depth in the sound that Alan’s music needs,” he says. “I really like the number of faders and all the possibilities that the plugins provide. It gives you a lot of space to be creative.”

On this tour the Alan Parsons Live Project performed the album "I, Robot" as a whole, besides other classics.

Fotos: Stephan Kwiecinski


Setlist

Damned If I Do
Don't Answer Me
Time
Psychobabble
Luciferama
Days Are Numbers (The Traveller)
Standing On Higher Ground
Limelight
Prime Time
I Robot
I Wouldn't Want To Be Like You
Some Other Time
Breakdown
Don't Let It Show
The Voice
Nucleus
Day After Day (The Show Must Go On)
Total Eclipse
Genesis Ch.1 V.32
Sirius
Eye in the Sky

(The System Of) Dr. Tarr and Professor Fether
Games People Play

Old and Wise



Tour Dates

12.05.2017 Kongresshalle, Oldenburg
13.05.2017 Columbiahalle, Berlin
14.05.2017 Haus Auensee, Leipzig
16.05.2017 Alte Oper, Frankfurt
17.05.2017 Liederhalle, Stuttgart
18.05.2017 Konzerthaus, Freiburg
19.05.2017 Harmonie, Heilbronn
23.05.2017 Meistersingerhalle, Nürnberg
25.05.2017 Circus Krone, München
26.05.2017, Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Düsseldorf
27.05.2017 Stadtpark, Hamburg
28.05.2017 Gilde Parkbühne, Hannover?

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