Knoxville, TN (February 19, 2016)—They might come from different sides of the musical spectrum, but Katy Perry and Pattti Smith have at least one thing in common: They’ve both been mixed live by FOH engineer Peter Keppler. Known for his work mixing high-profile acts like David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails and David Byrne/St. Vincent, when he’s recorded a performance in recent times, Keppler has been using Waves Tracks Live—to the point that he’s recorded more than 150 shows over the last two years.
“I recorded the Patti Smith shows on 52 tracks at 48 k,” he recalled. “For Katy Perry, I was running 64 tracks at 96 k, all to a single, internal, solid-state drive. A few coax cables and one Cat 5E cable are all that’s required. Also, Tracks Live, using the MGB and SoundGrid networking, lets me easily patch inputs and outputs exactly where I need them on a patch grid.”
On the benefits of using Tracks Live in a live situation, Keppler adds, “Tracks Live works with practically any interface out there. If you are faced with setting up a recording system very quickly, it will read the amount of inputs available on your interface and automatically open that amount of tracks; just click the Record button and off you go. When you open up a new session, it creates an entirely new folder and places all the relevant info and files from the session into that folder, so you won’t have to go chasing down audio files and other info later.”
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