Knoxville, TN (March 5, 2020)—Music Mix Mobile (M3) recently captured performances at the Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, held January 30 through February 1, in the company’s Eclipse truck, which is now outfitted with the new Waves SuperRack SoundGrid.
The three-night festival leading up to Super Bowl LIV gave football fans and the city of Miami an opportunity to enjoy some of the top names in the music industry, including DJ Khaled, Maroon 5, DaBaby, Guns N’ Roses, Snoop Dogg, and Dan + Shay. The events were held at Miami’s American Airlines Arena, with highlights from the festival airing on the Fox network on Saturday, February 1.
The Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest was M3’s first live use of the Waves SuperRack. M3 co-founder and chief engineer Joel Singer reports, “We had been testing it for a month or so, and we finally put it to use in this show in our Eclipse truck.” The truck features a Lawo mixing console, M&K Speakers and signal processing from Waves, including an extensive selection of Waves plug-ins in addition to the Waves SuperRack SoundGrid
Singer continues, “We took advantage of SuperRack’s new floating window option, which let us place the F6 at the top of the screen, while also being able to see the other plug-ins being used and control different plug-ins simultaneously. The overall layout in SuperRack is very helpful and practical. You can see a lot more of what’s going on. You can see your input, your output and you can see them on a lot of channels simultaneously. The interface is just so user-friendly—very cool.”
Singer adds, “Our lead mixer, Jay Vicari, chose Waves for effects, reverbs, delays and specialized processing. The F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ in particular is essential to our vocal processing. The F6 is on all main vocal channels, along with a Renaissance DeEsser. Jay has become really comfortable using it: he uses the F6 alongside the console EQ and dynamics to get a vocal to work very nicely—without nearly as much console EQ as he’s used before.
“We now use minimal amounts of EQ, instead of having to EQ something drastically in order to try to get the vocal to sit. With F6 you’re able to find the trouble spot in the vocal, and just focus on that to make the vocal sit in the mix.”
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