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Russell Giroux Russell Giroux is currently tour manager/front-of-house engineer for Default, a band that's been touring almost nonstop for the past three 8/01/2004 8:00 AM Eastern

Russell Giroux

Russell Giroux is currently tour manager/front-of-house engineer for Default, a band that's been touring almost nonstop for the past three years and is currently supporting their latest release, Elocation.

I love using large-diaphragm condenser mics on guitar cabinets to get that crisp, but thick rock guitar sound. The strangest things can happen during rock shows: losing phantom power to cables suddenly “breaking” or coming out, guitar amps blowing up or even mics going down in the middle of shows. I always have a DI feed from a guitar amp simulator at FOH. I can quickly bring up the simulator channel and the show can continue. If the problem is caused by an amp, this method is also a benefit at monitor world, as the band will only have a momentary loss of the instrument in their mix and onstage instead of waiting for the problem to be combated.

March
April

2015 NAB Show

Las Vegas Convention Center, 3150 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.

Musikmesse 2015

Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt, Germany

June