Toronto, Canadaâ€“â€“Heading out on the road to support their second release - â€œMasterpiece Theatreâ€œ, Vancouver-based Marianas Trench recently purchased an APB ProRack Monitor console for their wireless IEM system.
The band played the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver and dates all across the country with sets offering an unusually wide spectrum of music: their perform-ances range from high-energy pop-rock to multifaceted ballads and pocket symphonies like the aptly named title tracks, â€œMasterpiece Theatre I, II and IIIâ€?.
Fronted by Josh Ramsay, the vocally oriented 4-piece band has been acclaimed for its musical intelligence and ability to play everything from soul/R&B to hard rock and punk. Unlike many bands today, MT has total control over an ex-panded dynamic palate.
Asked about APB, Brett Jamieson, monitor engineer/guitar tech said, â€œFor the harmonies to be as strong as they need to be, the clarity of the APB made it an easy,
obvious choice the minute we tried it. The EQ and mic pres were so pow-erful at getting what we wanted, quickly.â€?
Josh Ramsay, whose father Miles Ramsay created Vancouverâ€™s world-renowned studio Little Mountain Sound, added, â€œI grew up listening to music through a Neve console so my ears have been spoiled and itâ€™s hard to listen to mediocre stuff when you know how good it can be. We needed the quality we became used to in the studio.â€?
Luckily, the APB ProRack Monitor fit the bill perfectly and has become an es-sential part of the bandâ€™s touring set up. â€œWe donâ€™t use house desks anymore, we fly the ProRack with us wherever we goâ€?.
The bandâ€™s demanding touring schedule will continue late this spring with fes-tivals, headlining theatre tours and whatever else the future holds.
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