Sydney, Australia (March 19, 2014)—As part of its Australian tour, Green Day made a stop at the annual Soundwave Festival in Brisbane, bringing along LTD-2 compressors from Chandler Limited.
Austin, TX-based audio technician Kevin Lemoine serves as the band’s FOH and broadcast engineer. “I was introduced to Chandler Limited products by Green Day’s studio engineer, Chris Dugan,” Lemoine reports. “Chris put me in touch with Wade Goeke [Chandler Limited’s chief engineer and owner] before our South American tour leg somewhere around 2008 or 2009. Wade sent out pretty much one of every limiter/compressor he had for me to try and I ended up purchasing 10 of his LTD-2s for my rig. I’ve been very happy with them.”
Lemoine notes that his use of the Chandler LTD-2 processors is strictly for live performance. “I use the LTD-2 on both electric and acoustic guitars, piano, saxophone and all backing vocals,” he continued. “The LTD-2 provides perfect control for each application and adds an incredible amount of tone to everything I run through it. This processor is very versatile, very exact, and extremely pleasant on the ears. Everything on the LTD-2 is set up well, is easy to use, and gives me the comfort of knowing that I can get this to be very aggressive or super soft with results that you can really hear.”