Columbus, Ohio (February 28, 2017)—Twenty One Pilots has resumed its year-long Emotional Roadshow World Tour, which wraps up in Australia this April. While it has sprawled around the globe, the production has carried a pair of DiGiCo SD Series mix consoles provided by SR provider VER Tour Sound.
A SD5 sits at front of house, fitted with a Waves SoundGrid Extreme Server and a MacBook Pro for recording with a DiGiGrid MGB MADI-to-SoundGrid interface, all of which is overseen by FOH Engineer Shane Bardiau.
The tour marks Bardiau’s first time using a DiGiCo desk: “I've always heard good things about DiGiCo, so I decided to roll with one, and there are many things I like about the SD5. The first thing I noticed was the open architecture—I can make any fader whatever I want. Another thing I love are the DigiTubes because they enable me to color my inputs similarly to my previous console’s preamps. Beyond that, the console gives me a crisp, clean sound.”
Fresh off last year’s Gwen Stefani tour, Lawrence "Filet" Mignogna is tackling monitors at stageside on a SD10 and SD10RE Redundant Engine, along with a MacBook Pro for recording with an MGB interface.
The tour also carries two SD-Racks (one of which is redundant) and one SD Mini Rack with a redundant rack. The crew is additionally carrying two SD9 consoles and an SD-Rack for the opening acts, Jon Bellion and Judah and the Lion, who join the headliner on stage for several songs. Audio Crew chief and systems engineer Kenny Sellars, from VER, monitor technician Dustin Lewis, and audio technicians Alex Martinez and Murphy Johnson round out the crew.
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