Gabriel Goes Live with SSL

SSL may be owned by rock legend Peter Gabriel, but it’s a different Gabriel who’s been putting the SSL Live console through its paces on a U.S. tour this year—pop icon Juan Gabriel. A six-time Grammy nominee who has sold over 30 million albums and performed throughout the world, the vocalist is currently on his Volver 2014 tour, with audio production provided by 3G Productions.
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A 25-year industry veteran, front-of-house engineer Rodrigo López has been mixing Juan Gabriel on the SSL Live console.
New York, NY (October 6, 2014)—SSL may be owned by rock legend Peter Gabriel, but it’s a different Gabriel who’s been putting the SSL Live console through its paces on a U.S. tour this year—pop icon Juan Gabriel. A six-time Grammy nominee who has sold over 30 million albums and performed throughout the world, the vocalist is currently on his Volver 2014 tour, with audio production provided by 3G Productions.

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“As soon as it was available, I wanted to use it,” front-of-house engineer Rodrigo López says of Live. “An engineer friend of mine who used Live for another U.S. tour provided the only training I needed. It’s very user-friendly. Sound check was my rehearsal with the console. It just sounded correct, it was really great. Everything was there, the way I wanted it to be.”

A 25-year veteran in the industry who also mixes FOH for Los Ángeles Azules and was previously with Marco Antonio Solís, López found the desk handled his vision for Gabriel’s mix: “We have seven violins for the mariachi. Sometimes it’s hard to hear because it’s loud on the stage. The first time I truly heard violins sound in the place I wanted them was when I mixed with SSL Live. What’s more, we’re running the mariachi musicians through a really small wireless microphone. It’s hard to have power on those instruments, but that just came naturally with the SSL.”

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