The Overtones tour powered by Coda ViRAY

Liverpool-based rental specialist Adlib supplied the audio setup for the recent tour by UK vocal harmony group The Overtones.

The ‘Higher’ tour saw the qunitet perform at a variety of venues in a six week stint around the UK in the run up to Christmas, and resumes in Europe next month.

Adlib’s Alan Harrison was systems tech for all things audio, and ensured that the firm’s new Coda Audio ViRAY system was optimised for FOH engineer Mark Clement.

This was the second tour outing for Adlib’s new ViRAY system purchased shortly after its official launch in October. The ViRAY uses the same driver format as Coda’s LA series and its 25 kg weight per speaker meant a high number of units could be flown in most locations.

In its largest format on The Overtones tour, the team flew 16 ViRAY speakers a side together with three SCV-F flown subs at the top of each array, with four Coda SCP-F dual 18 subs a side augmenting the bottom end on the floor. Coda C10 comparator amps and DN260 crossovers were used to drive all the Coda elements. Working on a sensor feedback system, this helped fine-tune the whole system.

For infills, Adlib’s proprietary cabinets were used as balcony fills and Coda G-Series boxes were chosen for end-of-balcony fills. The speakers were powered by Labgruppen PLM10000 amps.

The FOH processing/control rack contained Lake LM 26s and 44s – two of each – as per Adlib’s standard setup with tablet remote. Mark Clement specified an Avid Profile 48 channel desk for FOH and made use of all its on-board effects and features, while monitor engineer Christiano Vuolo made use of a Digico D5 console, from which he ran ten stereo mixes, including a technical feed.

Adlib account handler Phil Kielty commented: “We’ve been fortunate and had a buoyant year at Adlib, finished off perfectly with one of Warner’s top selling artists. The band are unique and put on an amazing live show, which is loved by their fans. Behind the scenes, Paul Allen, Mark and Christiano all head up a relaxed and smooth running production.”

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