Tour Sound


Stagelight Nets 4 SSL Live

Date: 10/07/2015

Stagelight, a successful Dutch hire and events production company, recently purchased four SSL Live consoles—three SSL Live L500 consoles and one SSL Live L300 console—for music and corporate work.  MORE

OSA Expands Martin Audio Inventory

Date: 10/02/2015

OSA International has added 26 MLA and 18 MLA Compact enclosures to its Martin Audio inventory, increasing what is already the largest inventory of MLA in the U.S.  MORE

Mixing Ariana Grande's Arena Tour

Date: 10/02/2015

Toby Francis may be best known for mixing hard rock acts like Kiss, Aerosmith and ZZ Top, but the versatile FOH engineer can’t be tied down to one musical style. Take the current 88-date Ariana Grande world tour; you’ll find him nightly mixing the pop spectacle behind the DiGiCo SD7 console supplied by the production’s audio vendor, VER Tour Sound.  MORE

Lemons Talks Mixing Willie Nelson's Vocals

Date: 09/29/2015

Bobby Lemons fell into his longtime gig handling FOH for Willie Nelson almost by accident. Known around Austin, TX, he filled in for the country troubadour’s usual engineer for three shows. He recalls, “That turned into 12 days; then Willie asked, ‘Can we keep this guy?’ I’ve been with him ever since.”  MORE

On The Road With Primus

Date: 09/25/2015

Known for liberally mixing alt, prog, country and any other genres lying around (not to mention creating the theme to South Park), Primus hit the road this summer for a North American tour, supporting Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble— the band’s interpretation of the soundtrack from the 1971 film, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. The production carried a full audio system supplied by Pro Media/UltraSound of Martinez, CA, which included Avid Venue desks and a considerable Meyer Sound Lyon PA.  MORE

Alabama Shakes Settles On SSL Live

Date: 09/24/2015

As “the” southern rock buzz band of the last few years, Alabama Shakes has made a name for itself with rousing live shows, and the group put that skill to use this past summer, touring behind its latest release, Sound & Color. Mixing the band through its packed itinerary of festival dates and headlining shows, FOH and production engineer Shane Haase has been using a Solid State Logic Live L500 console at each stop.  MORE

Foo Fighters Tour Puts Grohl On Pedestal

Date: 09/21/2015

By Clive Young. Main Foo Fighter Dave Grohl’s broken leg hasn’t stopped him from rocking crowds on the band’s current tour, but it may have brought new meaning to the audio vendor’s name: Delicate Productions.  MORE

Brogaard Brings On BAE For Rod Stewart

Date: 09/17/2015

Rod Stewart is perpetually on the move; this summer alone, the man played a three-week residency at Caesars Palace, a Faces reunion benefit show, and a small gig in London's Hyde Park for 55,000 fans. Wherever he plays, however, his sizable backing band—and his FOH engineer of 30 years, Lars Brogaard—are right behind him.  MORE

Solving The Devil’s Dilemma: Road Recording

Date: 09/14/2015

ANTIOCH, CA—After several years of separately developing their own mobile workstations for use on the road, veteran touring FOH engineers Brad Madix and Greg Price partnered up to create Diablo Digital, Inc. in 2013.  MORE

Studer Unveils Vista 1 Black Edition Desk

Date: 09/14/2015

Studer has unveiled the Vista 1 Black Edition digital mixing console, intended for live, production and broadcast use, at IBC 2015.  MORE

Front Fill For Gill

Date: 09/09/2015

Throughout his storied career, country music mainstay Vince Gill has taken his own considered approach to things, so it stands to reason that his current 2015 tour, playing theaters, festivals and events across the U.S.  MORE

Music To Tune A PA By

Date: 09/09/2015

The advent of digital recording has forever changed the music industry, and it’s certainly affected the live sound experience, too.  MORE

Miking Kenny Chesney's Drums On Tour

Date: 09/09/2015

Kenny Chesney has never shied away from hitting the road. One of the top-grossing touring acts of the milllenium so far, the man, his band and audio crew work hard. Case in point—this summer’s The Big Revival tour, which played 57 shows, including 18 stadium stops, all of which were heard via a sizable sound systyem from Chesney’s longtime audio provider, Nashville, TN-based Morris Light and Sound. Helping ensure everyone in the audience was feeling the beat, FOH enginer Chris Rabold captured drummer Sean Paddock’s sound with Telefunken M80 and M82 dynamic mics and the company's new M60 FET condenser mics.  MORE

All That Jazz

Date: 09/09/2015

At 4 p.m., the hall is empty. Everything is ready for the big night—the orchestra’s stands are perfectly arranged under the stage, the microphones are cleaned to add a little sparkle, her elaborate costumes are neatly arranged backstage—all just waiting for the show to start.  MORE

Vans Warped Tour Digs Into D1

Date: 09/02/2015

Punk rock has always had a gritty, DIY aesthetic, but it still needs to sound good. With that in mind, this summer’s Van Warped Tour brought 80 bands per day onto nine stages at 40 cities across the U.S., and many made use of Sennheiser’s new evolution wireless D1.  MORE

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