By Steve Harvey. British crooner Sam Smith is circling the globe behind his hit album "The Thrill of It All," with audio provided by UK-based Capital Sound. A massive d&b audiotechnik P.A., with multiple hands of 20 J8s each, helps cover sold-out arenas nightly.
Stadium tour carries more than half a dozen mixing consoles for the power couple's production.
By Billy Davis. Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson teamed up this summer for the Twins of Evil tour; now Zombie’s tight-knit crew share how they made bad sound so good.
By Jim Beaugez. On his first tour in four years, Jack White is playing arenas, clubs and festivals. In keeping with his championing of retro audio, which includes his Third Man Records label and vinyl pressing plant, the tour is carrying all-analog FOH and monitor rigs.
FOH engineer / production manager Connor Hawkins focuses in on a favorite console.
By Clive Young. After a massive stadium tour last summer, U2 returns to the arenas to close out its Innocence + Experience concept tours. Sound director Joe O’Herlihy discusses the tour and looks back at mixing U2 for 40 years.
Curbishley's hire comes in advance of Solotech opening a new Los Angeles office.
FOH engineer Kevin Madigan (David Gilmour, CSN&Y) talks capturing live guitars
By Clive Young. Janet Jackson is still selling out arenas and making them dance, three decades into her career. Helping make that happen every night is FOH engineer Kyle Hamilton and his razor-sharp attention to detail.
By Clive Young. Live show recordings are a necessity for every artist. While most national touring artists playing theaters and arenas have recorded shows every night for years, the ability to do so has finally filtered down to more budget-aware house mix systems over time, putting the ability to record multitracks of an evening’s set within the reasonable economic reach of small venues and everyday performers.
By Steve Harvey. In December, Amos wrapped up the North American leg of her tour with three sold-out nights at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, the latest dates on a world tour that began in Europe in September 2017, coincident with the release of her 15th studio album, "Native Invader." But as front-of-house engineer Mark Hawley observes, to call this the “latest” tour is something of a misnomer. “We really started 23 years ago,” he says. “She enjoys touring.”
By Paroo Streich. Brian Wilson, the visionary behind The Beach Boys, is rolling his "Pet Sounds" 50th Anniversary Tour forward into 2018 with its final performances, and along for every stop of the journey is longtime production manager/FOH engineer Clint Boire.