Nils Frahm tours the world with AURUS platinum from Stage Tec
Sound engineer Terence Goodchild at the FOH mixing console AURUS platinum
Nils Frahm is a composer, producer and performer, and has a huge global fan base of music lovers who look beyond the mainstream. In the middle of January, he kicked off a tour at the Funkhaus Berlin, which will take him around the world for the next two years. Accompanying him on the trip Nils Frahm is taking an AURUS platinum from the Berlin-based manufacturer Stage Tec as his FOH console.
The AURUS platinum has 32 faders and is integrated into a NEXUS network with three Base Devices. The four RMDQ DSP boards in the NEXUS STAR router allow for configurations with 90 input channels and 60 buses.
Piano and keyboard virtuoso Nils Frahm makes electronic music with synthesisers, amplifiers, mixing consoles and pianos that straddles the divide between techno and classical music. In 2015 he won the German Film Award in the category ‘Best Score’ for the film ‘Victoria’.
“So far, I’ve only used analogue technology for my performances, and not just because it avoids latency but also because I was convinced that it sounds better than digital systems. Then I heard Stage Tec‘s TrueMatch mic converter and could hardly believe it’s digital. Latency is imperceptible and the audio quality is sublime,” summed up Frahm enthusiastically. “Ever since I started using Stage Tec live, I’ve been getting a lot of compliments on the audio quality and my performance has improved overall. Now I can’t imagine a future without Stage Tec on my team.”
At the end of January Nils Frahm released his seventh studio album ‘ALL MELODY’. It was created in the Berliner Funkhaus where the Berlin resident has his studio. The listed building in Nalepastrasse was the broadcasting centre of the GDR until 1990. Well-preserved, the music recording studios and the large broadcasting hall are world famous today for their excellent acoustics. Well known orchestras, big music labels and famous groups record their albums here.
Nils Frahm gave the first four concerts of his tour at the Funkhaus, which sold out as quickly as many other venues in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada and Japan.