Indio, CA (May 4, 2015)—Best known as the drummer in Radiohead, Philip Selway hit the stage during weekend 2 of the annual Coachella festival to perform solo material. Belting vocals and playing keyboards, Selway performed for nearly an hour, the show but one on his current solo tour. The Coachella gig, much as the rest of the tour, was mixed by audio engineer Gavin McComb on an Allen & Heath’s iLive-T112 console. McComb controls the FOH mix, while the band controls its own monitor mixes using the ME system.
“On this leg of the tour, we are using an iLive-T112 surface, an iDR-48 and a ME-U with five ME-1personal mixers. They are all using in-ear monitoring, which is fed from their individual ME-1s. The only control I have with their mixes are mutes on channels that are not in use on certain songs. This is important as we have many open mics on stage, which can make monitoring a little swampy unless the various mics are muted when not in use,” said McComb.
It’s not Selway’s last festival appearance this year, as he is on the lineup for Chicago’s Lollapalooza festival, held in Grant Park, in July.
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