EAW News Image – Dodge Live Foreigner Mix: Don Dodge at work on the EAW UMX.96 digital console during Foreigner in concert.New York (June 4, 2008)–When Foreigner hits the stage this summer, the band is sure to play all its Classic Rock hits, but audiences will hear them through something new–an EAW UMX.96 digital console, manned by FOH engineer Don “Dodger” Dodge. The news comes on the heels of EAW announcing that production models of the UMX.96 are now shipping.
“Things could not have gone better with the UMX.96 during the dozens of shows we did all over the world on the previous tour,” states Dodge. “I utilized the console in the scorching heat of North America sheds in summer and the deep freeze of Eastern Europe in winter, but flawless performance remained a constant.” Presumably the desk was also unaffected by the temperatures of “Hot Blooded” and “Cold As Ice.”
Foreigner kicks off its U.S. tour in California in late May, performing across the country for several months. In addition, Dodge also expects to utilize a UMX.96 for house mix duties for Bryan Adams and his band when they join the tour as a featured act over the summer.
“I had previously not been a fan of digital boards, but the UMX is so good that it erased that viewpoint,” said Dodge. “This console is not just competitive with others; it’s a clear winner.”