San Francisco (August 25, 2008)–The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival hit Golden Gate Park this past weekend, sporting acts ranging from Radiohead to PSN funk faves, The Dynamites. Many of the acts on the bill, including Tom Petty, Jack Johnson, Beck and Steve Winwood among others, used Digidesign Venue live sound consoles at the event.
“Venue has had a tremendous impact on the way we work,” said Brian Hendry, monitor engineer for classic rockers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. “It’s streamlined my workflow, greatly reduced our setup time, and dramatically lessened the amount of equipment we carry. More to the point, it’s improved our sound quality.”
Digidesign’s Pro Tools software was also present, as Third Wave Productions used it to capture and mix high-resolution audio of the Festival’s performances for live webcast on AT’s Blue Room website, and to mixdown multi-track recordings of the performances slated for later use. As Third Wave’s Terry Fryer observed, “it’s only through great advances in audio technology like Pro Tools that it’s now possible to achieve, in real time, a level of sound quality worthy of a live webcast like this one. Digidesign has enabled today’s artists and productions to bring studio-quality sound to live performance, and to the Internet.”
Outside Lands festival