Independent monitor engineer Bob Lewis recently changed monitor consoles on a Goo Goo Dolls tour, replacing the previous board with an ATI Paragon II. “I started using the Paragon II about halfway through the tour,” says Lewis. “There was a night-and-day difference: the dynamic range and everything is just 10 times better than anything else.” A three-piece that formed 15 years ago, the Goo Goo Dolls augment their lineup with two additional musicians for live shows. Lewis uses 42 input channels, plus two stereo inputs. The Paragon II was supplied by Firehouse Productions (Milan, N.Y.).