Trinidad Sanchez III, recently out on tour with The Rippingtons
Out on tour with The Rippingtons, FOH engineer Trinidad Sanchez is miking the band with Sennheiser e902 (kick), e904s (rack toms, floor toms), e905 (snare) and e914s (hi-hat/overheads). Says Sanchez, “It's great when you're at FOH and hear something and like the way it sounds. But when you have a drum veteran playing who's heard every mic and is also very happy with the drum sound from the board mix and the monitors, that's really something.”…Rental company Velvet Thunder (Eugene, OR) provided Audient AZTEC live consoles for String Cheese Incident Festival, Off-Fest and the Eugene Celebration, all of which took place in the company's home state this summer. Says co-owner and engineer Bill Walker, “We're using the AZTEC with Audient ASP231 graphic EQs, and I love the sound of them. We've also got the Audient ONE loudspeaker processor for evaluation.”…The Judith Wright Centre for the Contemporary Arts (Brisbane, Australia) recently installed a Meyer Sound self-powered line array system, which comprises five M1D ultra-compact curvilinear array loudspeakers and two UPJ-1P compact VariO loudspeakers…America West Arena (Phoenix) installed a Martin Audio loudspeaker system: W8LC compacts, WLX subs and W8LM minis.