Leading live sound engineer Ash Hannis signs up to Peavey Commercial Audio Tactus mixing system


Barnes & Mullins Pro Audio and Peavey Commercial Audio have announced that leading live sound engineer Ash Hannis is officially using their revolutionary Crest Audio Tactus digital mixing system.

Built in partnership with Waves, the comprehensive modular mixing system combines front-of-house and stage input/output boxes with a compact control console and state-of-the-art software options for the most flexible and powerful mixing system, capable of delivering studio-grade sound quality at any type of live event.

With a wealth of software features compatible with Waves eMotion LV1, the Tactus system represents the future of digital mixing consoles and has been applauded industry wide for the level of customisation, portability and flexibly it offers sound engineers.

Currently using Tactus on tour in his role as leading engineer for Showaddywaddy, Ash Hannis’ CV features an extremely impressive list of past endeavours. Starting as a studio engineer aged 16, he soon made his way into the world of live mixing with FOH touring responsibilities for Nizlopi as well as 3 ½ years on the road with Kasabian. A regular engineer across the festival circuit, he has held down sound on some of the biggest stages at Summer Sonic Festival, 02 Wireless and Glastonbury. His work also includes in-house mixing for a host of significant artists.

Ash states, “The best thing about the Tactus system is its complete flexibility and scalability. I can take out just one screen for smaller shows or two or more for a larger show – with or without the control surface. Set up and strip down time is very fast, I’ve usually got front of house dropped and rolling away before the back line tech has put the first guitar in its case.”

Crest Audio Tactus digital mixing systems are available in the UK through exclusive distributors Barnes & Mullins Pro Audio – www.bandmproaudio.co.uk – Peavey Product Specialist Mark Hedge is on hand to deal with all enquiries – mark.hedge@bandm.co.uk