London, UK (December 21, 2012)—U.K.-based Sound Designer Richard Brooker has chosen Waves Audio as the DSP manufacturer of choice for the new stage musical adaptation of the film The Bodyguard, which recently opened at the Adelphi Theatre in London.
For The Bodyguard, Brooker is using a DiGiCo SD7T with Waves SoundGrid and the following Waves plugins: Renaissance Compressor (his personal favorite Waves “problem-solver”) across all of the main vocals and bass; H-Delay for vocal effects and to create sound effects; Renaissance Reverb for drum kit and backing vocals; and Bass Rider.
“This is a massively dynamic show, where we have to provide a filmic-sounding piece while capturing the raw edge of a live band and live vocals, while telling the story and supporting the narrative in a theatrical way,” Brooker said. “These can be quite opposing requests. What has been achieved is a show full of FX soundscapes with big, live pop numbers, breathtaking power ballads and a complex, tender, exciting storyline.”
Brooker has a long history as a sound designer, including such credits as Jesus Christ Superstar, Never Forget, The Sound of Music, Cabaret, Chess, Daddy Cool, I Dreamed a Dream and many more.