Knoxville, TN (March 29, 2017)—Shrinking an entire FOH position down to a size that can regularly travel on commercial flights might sound like a magic trick, but as engineer Dani Munoz tours the world with Canadian reggae fusion band Magic, that’s exactly what he’s been doing.
Munoz (Flo Rida, Enrique Iglesias, Animal Collective, Snoop Dogg) has been using a Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer on tour in order to meet the production’s hectic schedule. “On some runs, we bounce from Europe to Australia, to America and then back to Asia,” he said. “Finding the same gear in every country we go to is a big challenge, and flying with my own console, in the past.”
Now he’s doing that with a setup that includes a dual 27-inch touchscreen setup, with one Waves SoundGrid Extreme server, one Mac Mini running Windows 10 via Boot Camp and three DiGiGrid IOX audio interface units.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Munoz is a big fan of Waves plug-ins and readily ran down a list of his favorites: “The Waves C6 Multiband Compressor is the one plug-in I just can’t live without; it’s like a Swiss army knife. The Waves CLA-76 Compressor/Limiter is by far my favorite compressor for vocals and it’s been a complete game-changer for me. [Lead vocalist] Nasri loves the way the CLA-76 makes his vocals sound so close and intimate, yet tightly glued to the mix at the same time. The Waves SSL G-Master Buss Compressor on my master buss ties everything together beautifully.”
Munoz concluded, “The Waves LV1 and Waves plug-ins are the ace under our sleeve for 2017. Now we are able to give fans the very best experience we can, no matter where we go.”