Live Sound

Al-Tee, Jay Sean on the Yamaha Train

Currently out with Jay Sean, FOH engineer Al-Tee is mixing on a Yamaha PM5D, noting that it’s a board he can easily find no matter what venue he finds himself in. “The console’s dynamic perform 8/01/2011 5:00 AM Eastern

Al-Tee Williams (left) and Jay Sean

Currently out with Jay Sean, FOH engineer Al-Tee is mixing on a Yamaha PM5D, noting that it’s a board he can easily find no matter what venue he finds himself in. “The console’s dynamic performance helps [Sean] keep the rhythm pumping on the stage. Jay and I flew into India for a show with no time to do a soundcheck, and I was able to load my scenes into the console and make some EQ changes, and off we went. I was mixing monitors and front of house from the same mixer.”

As he’s re-creating the album’s sound in his mix, Al-Tee’s using a little reverb based on the room’s size. “I route the effects on aux 24 and then select the effect channel,” he says. “Then I assign the effect to his ear mix. I keep everything as natural as possible and add very little EQ to the instruments.”