Avid, Midas on Bareilles Tour

Jul 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Opening for country rockers Sugarland and getting in a couple of headliner shows herself, Sara Bareilles is out in full force this summer, as is an Avid/Midas custom package, thanks to sound company Spectrum Sound. When front-of-house engineer Trey Smith posed the question of achieving the Midas sound on an Avid interface, the sound provider headed straight to their techs to get the job done. ...

Lil Wayne Tour Profile

Jul 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Rap shows seem to carry a preconception that they are loud, non-musical. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth for Lil Wayne. Blending his hip-hop vocal stylings with a rock-solid band, Lil Wayne’s performance is as tight and dynamic as his smash 2009 multi-Platinum Tha Carter IV. In fact, both front-of-house engineer Demetrius Moore and monitor engineer Sean Sturge stick to the album’s sound to guide them in creating their mixes. ...

Outline at Royal Albert Hall Performance

Jun 28, 2011

Mike & The Mechanics recently played London’s Royal Albert Hall to launch their 2011 “Hit the Road” tour. Featuring a new lineup that includes UK R&B star Andrew Roachford, the tour coincides with the release of their first album in six years, ‘The Road. Concert production for the tour is being handled by Britannia Row Productions, which deployed an Outline GTO-based system for the Royal Albert Hall/ ...

Mixing 'Vision Festival'

Jun 21, 2011

At the Arts for Art Inc. 2011 Vision Festival, positioned in the wings at the side of the stage of the Abrons Arts Center, engineer Stefan Heger records every main act onstage. He has separate microphones to simulate a studio-like recording, saying that it is his my is to make it sound as good as possible. ...

Secure Sound From 75 Feet

Jun 7, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Mumford & Sons Tour Profile

Jun 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

With the exception of opening night, front-of-house engineers Chris Pollard (Mumford & Sons), Sckotch Ralston (Edward Sharpe) and Mark Richards (Old Crow Medicine Show) literally get off an old-timey train, set up FOH compound and start the show. No soundchecks. No line checks. Just 20 minutes between each act. For the 6-date Railroad Revival tour, these engineers are sharing a common board—an Avid Profile 48-channel—with scenes set for each of their bands. No outboard pieces are to be seen; the engineers rely on onboard effects—just one less thing to patch in with such a limited time frame. The majority of the gear—mics, wedges, etc.—is provided by Sound Image. ...

'White Noise' Musical

Jun 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

New musical White Noise follows a top-selling music producer who, according to the show’s producers, “stirs up an explosive cocktail of shock and spin with a touch of controversy to package talented artists into blockbuster stars.” Sound designer Garth Helm and associate designer/programmer Brian Hsieh have packed an amazing amount of technology into what Helm likes to call “the biggest little show ever.” ...

All Access: Jeff Beck and Imelda May Band

Jun 1, 2011, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

Under the “Rock ’n’ Roll Party” concert line, legendary guitarist Jeff Beck and the Imelda May Band performed “How High the Moon” at the 2010 Grammy Awards, as well as at a tribute for Les Paul in New York City. Mix met up with the Schubert Systems–provided tour at their final stop at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. ...

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