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Tyler the Creator Tours with Waves eMotion LV1

Tyler The Creator's monitors are mixed nightly on a low-key, lightweight Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer

Knoxville, TN (March 20, 2020) For the Igor tour of hip hop artist Tyler the Creator, monitor engineer Christian “Murph” Murphy has been handling monitors using an ultra-portable Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer and plug-ins.

Murph runs the Waves eMotion LV1 software mixer on a Waves Axis One computer custom-designed and optimized to run Waves audio applications. His setup also includes a Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server-C and a SoundStudio STG-1608, all connected by a Netgear GS108 switch, two Dell P2418HT touchscreens, and an Icon Platform M Controller with an Icon D2 display. “Everything but the controller is placed in a slick OCD Labs LV1 LiteFly case,” Murph says, “with the entire system weighing only about 65 lbs.”

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“I was looking for a flexible flyable rig under 70 lbs,” Murph adds. “I had been using Waves on other desks and in the studio for a while. Since I was already integrated into the Waves universe, I thought using eMotion LV1 would be a good solution. One of my main considerations choosing the LV1 was that I love how portable this system is: the entire system fits in a Pelican 1637 Air Case, except the I/O which I have in one other case… It’s so simple that I take it on all my fly dates. Space is always a consideration, especially in a festival scenario, so the minimal footprint of my eMotion LV1 is absolutely crucial. ”All I have to do is plug in one Ethernet cable, and I’m ready to rock.”

Getting the vocals of Tyler The Creator just right was part of the process of adapting to the eMotion, but that didn’t take long at all, he says. “On Tyler’s vocal I use Waves’ Abbey Road Reverb Plates and H-Delay, and have recently been playing with Waves’ new MDMX Distortion Modules using the FUZZ. Tyler and I sat down, played together with the parameters, and came up with something pretty badass in a matter of seconds…. I also use the Waves GEQ Graphic Equalizer, liking the RTA component and utilizing the plugin’s ‘Classic’ component on the outputs that go to speakers.”

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