Tour Sound


DPA Captures Carlton And Lukather

Date: 03/24/2015

Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather recently played a string of shows in Asia with FOH engineer Rick Wheeler and a passel of DPA d:facto mics in tow.  MORE

Taking Care Of Business With The TSO

Date: 03/18/2015

Conceived by producer Paul O’Neill in the early Nineties as an album project, Trans- Siberian Orchestra (TSO) hit it big with an unlikely hybrid of progressive rock, classical standards and unabashedly sentimental Christmas music.  MORE

CTS Helps Oprah Tour Inspire

Date: 03/18/2015

Dubbed one of the world’s most influential women, media superstar Oprah Winfrey has built her career around empowering others.  MORE

Iglesias/Pitbull Tour Rides The Waves

Date: 03/18/2015

Playing to sold-out arenas around the country, the current Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull and J Balvin tour has been making the rounds with audio equipment from Sound Image (Escondido, CA), ranging from the sizable L-Acoustics K1 PA overhead to Avid Venue Profile desks at FOH, and a Profile and DiGiCo SD5 in monitorworld. Across the board, the mix teams have been using numerous Waves plug-ins.  MORE

Thunder Audio Still Tied To Slipknot

Date: 03/17/2015

by Clive Young. Slipknot returned to the road this past fall, supporting its latest album, .5: The Gray Chapter, a collection that reaffirms the band’s place in the metal world after a lengthy, turbulent hiatus spurred by the death of founding member Paul Gray in 2010. The current Prepare for Hell tour is taking the famously masked musicians around the world, with audio for the U.S. and European legs handled by Livonia, MI/Nashville, TN-based Thunder Audio.  MORE

Mixing Foreigner's Hot-Blooded Hits Live

Date: 03/16/2015

by Clive Young. Don't let the name fool you: Foreigner is at home everywhere, still performs all over the world, led by guitarist/songwriter Mick Jones. FOH engineer, Brian Simon, points out, “Mick’s written so many songs, you could do a five-hour show and not repeat anything. As it is, we play different set lists in different countries, because in Germany, for instance, they love certain songs that Americans don’t even know about. That makes it fun to go to South America and other places, because you get to mix some songs that you haven’t heard in a few months.”  MORE

Tour Engineer Jeff Kaplan Killed

Date: 03/13/2015

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Tour engineer/production manager Jeff Kaplan was killed on January 7, when he was hit by an SUV following his own car accident on Route 50 in Annapolis, MD.  MORE

Storming Bastille

Date: 03/10/2015

NEW YORK, NY—It’s been quite a year for Bastille.  MORE

Live Sound Showcase: Hunting Party in the Park

Date: 03/09/2015

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 15 years since Linkin Park broke out with its debut, Hybrid Theory, but 60 million albums later, the band’s shape-shifting mix of hard rock, hip-hop and electronica remains as eclectic and accessible as ever.  MORE

Bareilles’ Little Black Dress Tour Goes Big

Date: 03/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY—Bringing a solid dose of traditional pop smarts to the singer/songwriter genre, Sara Bareilles has made a name for herself over the last few years, and with good reason.  MORE

Ward Powers Usher’S Latest Tour

Date: 03/09/2015

NEW YORK, NY—As a teaser for his upcoming album, UR, Usher has embarked on a 27-city tour, called The UR Experience Tour, with the first leg launching on November 1, 2014 in Montreal.  MORE

Live Sound Legend M.L. Procise Passes

Date: 03/06/2015

By Clive Young. Live sound pro M.L. Procise III died in his sleep on March 5 at the age of 62. A mainstay of the touring sound industry for 40 years, Procise became an in-demand FOH engineer for the biggest acts in the world in the 1970s and 80s, before segueing into life as an executive for Showco and Clair Global.  MORE

Mixing With Mo-FI At Tokyo Dome

Date: 03/05/2015

Faced with mixing Earth Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey inside the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome, FOH engineer Terry “TJ” Jackson recently used Blue Microphone Mo-Fi headphones to help tune the PA and provide reference for his mix.  MORE

Galactic’S Got The T-Funk

Date: 03/03/2015

New Orleans funk band Galactic has embraced a variety of microphones from Telefunken Elektroakustik for its stage and studio work, including the M80, M81, M82 and ELA M251.    MORE

Soundcraft Monitors Massive Attack Tour

Date: 02/27/2015

Massive Attack recently finished a world tour that found it playing a diverse itinerary, ranging from Italy to Iceland. Throughout the jaunt, monitor engineer Paul Hatt used a Soundcraft Vi4 console at stageside.  MORE


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