Rochester, NY (March 8, 2017)—The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been making the rounds, playing packed arenas on their current tour behind the new album, The Getaway. Along for the ride is a passel of gear from the band's longtime audio provider, Rat Sound, and a slew of items from Whirlwind.
It's not the first time the band has toured with Whirlwind gear; back on its 2012 tour, the band gravitated to Whirlwind MultiSelector Pros back for its instrument switching needs, and the units have returned for the current production, allowing the selection of up to four inputs to be traded off to a single output. Each of the four inputs is electronically buffered with a 1 MegOhm input impedance which emulates a proper amplifier load.
This time around, there's other Whirlwind gear to be found on the Peppers' stage plot, such as various Power Link Stringers, used to supply continuous power; multipair cable used for routing audio as needed; and even a Whirlwind BOMB pedal used on lead guitar for boost
Elsewhere in the band's touring gear, you'll find DiGiCo SD10 desk in monitorworld, sending mixes to Shure PSM 1000 IEMs and a selection of Rat SDW22 and L-Wedge ARC monitors around the stage. The PA is L-Acoustics K1/K2-based and miking is based around Shure and Neumann models, with Audix OM7s used for vocals.