Joe Hellow, FOH Engineer for Post Malone, uses Apogee Symphony I/O MkII with Waves SoundGrid option live for ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’ world tour.
13th March 2019 - O2 Arena, London - Following the success of his 2nd album ‘Beerbongs & Bentleys’, Post Malone has been on a worldwide arena tour since late 2018. The European leg is almost over, with just two sold out dates remaining at the O2 Arena, London. His touring company Posty Co. have been putting on a spectacular show, with truly stunning sound to accompany it. Front of house engineer Joseph Hellow has been with the Posty crew for approximately a year. He cites the Apogee Symphony I/O MkII as providing a ‘Night & Day’ difference to the quality of their live sound, which is considered to be one of the best in live hip-hop.
Describing the difference the Symphony I/O MkII has made to the sound Joe explains,
“It was very easy to understand, but oh my goodness what a difference! What a difference in sound, what a difference in clarity, what a difference in conversion, jitter, it’s magical. I noticed a night and day difference between the old school way I was doing to the new school beautiful way of doing it. So yeah, it’s just magical.”
Joe also explained how his favourite feature of the Symphony, aside from the conversion quality, is the Soft Limiters designed to avoid digital distortion.
“The Soft Limiters that are in each channel - I love them, just in case. Even though I’ve clipped them, they’ve sounded cool anyways. With the desk I’m running 96khz and this can keep up with it at 96k stable, and soft limiters for Joe, guys like me who like to SEND IT!”
The Symphony I/O MkII with SoundGrid option integrates digitally with the Waves SoundGrid connector card, allowing them to add the Symphony to an extended network of audio devices and use Waves plugins for each channel. This is hosted by 2 x Waves SG Extreme servers and run through a DiGiCo SD10 desk.
Post Malone will be returning to the UK for Reading & Leeds Festival in August 2019.
Find out more about Symphony MkII I/O SoundGrid.