Rob Zombie is out on tour with a brand-new Martin Audio Wavefront W8L line array system, supplied by Delicate Productions of Camarillo, Calif. “The system delivers constant coverage, and it has that signature Martin bass punch — something that I’ve always loved,” says FOH engineer Ted Keedick. “It’s everything I’d hoped it would be. I’m happy to be the first guy to try it out.”
Keedick is mixing 40 input channels and eight stereo effects returns on a Midas Heritage 3000. For effects, Keedick is carrying an Eventide H3000, with TC Electronic 2290 and D•Two delay units, a Lexicon 300 and four Yamaha SPX-900s for reverbs, plus a dbx 120XP Subharmonic Synthesizer. For dynamic control, Keedick chose a Summit TLA 100 and a BSS DPR 901 on lead vocal, BSS DPR 502 gates on drums and dbx 160 compressors.
Rob Zombie’s vocal mic is a Samson UR5 wireless handheld with an Audix OM5 capsule. Guitars are miked with Audio-Technica AT 4050s, while the drum kit gets all Shure models: Beta 52 and SM91 on kick drums, SM57 on snare top, SM98 on snare bottom and rack and floor toms, and KSM 32s on hi-hat and overheads. The bass cabinet is miked with a Shure Beta 52.
Currently on his Demon Speeding Tour 2002, Zombie will appear on the main stage at Ozzfest 2002, now slated to tour from July to September.