George, WA (June 20, 2013)—UK indie rockers Arctic Monkeys recently returned to the road in the U.S., with part of their tour taking them to the Sasquatch Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater in George, WA. Along for the ride was a Soundcraft Vi1 console, supplied by New York-based Firehouse Productions for monitor engineer, Will Doyle.
“The Vi1 was a great choice, especially for a massive and spectacular venue like the Gorge,” stated Doyle. “It has a small footprint, meaning it’s easy to travel with and there is no hassle fitting it anywhere; but it still has nearly all the features of my usual Vi6.”
“We’re excited to get this tour underway,” continued Doyle. “It’s a Soundcraft Vi desk, so it sounds just like the others in the range and feels like mixing on a sound desk or console rather than a computer. With custom user layers and VCAs for each mix, I found there’s a lot less button pushing than some other consoles, which means more time looking at the band!” While festivals can sometimes be hectic with limited changeover time between acts, Doyle noted he found the ViSi Remote iPad app helped prep for a show.