At the FOH mix position, we meet Simone Squillario, recently hired for the concerts at the venue and the entire European tour of Ligabue. “I had complete confidence in the production team to be able to express myself freely in terms of sound, so apart from the artistic indications received from Ligabue’s producer, Fabrizio Barbacci, I was free to choose the system setup. The only condition, to which I agreed, was to use the SSL L550 console, already used in the past for Ligabue shows. This mixer has an exceptional and extremely musical sound.”
The control room setup includes an SSL L550 desk with double Waves server (for some plug-ins), two Distressors for the bass group and the dry vocal channel, four channels on the transient designer used on the snare and tom groups, two Waves MaxxBCL outboards used one on the console’s group of the band, and one on the group of the vocals. The two groups (defined as Stems in the SSL) are united in a matrix that routes to the audio system. A Mac with DiGiGrid MGB takes the Madi stream from the desk for virtual soundcheck and recording.