San Diego, CA (February 9, 2017)—RiseUp AS ONE, a live festival held on the US-Mexico border in San Diego last fall, featured artists such as Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Julieta Venegas, Los Tigres del Norte, Lupillo Rivera, Carlos Vives and Natalia Lafourcade, as well as appearances from Gael Garcia Bernal, Wilmer Valderrama and T Bone Burnett. 3G Productions provided SR for the event, which was produced jointly by the Fusion and Univision networks, and broadcast and streamed worldwide in both English and Spanish.
The free event, which drew some 15,000 attendees, was mixed on no less than five DiGiCo audio consoles: two SD7 desks at FOH, two more for monitors, and a SD10 used for production audio. SR provider 3G Productions supplied the consoles.
Howard “Howie” Lindeman and Ron Reaves manned the two SD7s used at FOH, while the two monitor consoles were similarly assigned and manned by Michael Bove and Stan George. The stage was set on a rotating platform with an A and a B side, with a house band set on the A side of the turntable, allowing a faster turnaround between artists.
Lindeman mixed artists with their own bands on the B side and Reaves mixed artists who used the house band on side A. Behind them, an SD10 console was used as the production mixer for stage patter by hosts and incidental music playback into the PA system.
Reaves discussed the day’s mixing effort, noting “You can put a mix together incredibly quickly, even under circumstances like those at this festival. You can put everything anywhere you want, so you build your own worksurface the way you want it. It has an enormous amount of firepower, in terms of processing.”
Lindeman concurred as he pointed out, “The RiseUp show was not one where we really had any time to get sounds together before a performance. On the SD7, I can just open a fader, adjust the trim and I already have a signal that’s close to what it needs to be, completely uncolored. On other consoles, I’d have to start working plug-ins and other processing to get there. It’s really so close to analog the way the desk sounds. It lets you start building a mix immediately. That’s a huge advantage on a show like this. In fact, both of the FOH consoles were loaded with Waves plug-ins on DiGiGrid, but I used nothing but the EQ, effects and dynamics that are on the console itself. And I’m a Waves endorser!”