Vancouver BC (May 8, 2014)—Peter Moshay, engineer/producer for Daryl Hall’s Live From Daryl’s House web series since it began in 2007, uses Radial DIs to limit the audio challenges on the show.
"I choose my audio tools based on my experience and taste in how I want to hear it,” says Moshay, who was FOH engineer and production manager for Hall & Oates for 20 years. “I've heard all the DI boxes that exist and it was no contest to choose the Radial JDI (passive DI) and the J48 (phantom powered active DI); they just sound more musical and pleasing to us. The most important choices are made before the microphone, but after that, all choices make an impact so I scrutinize everything down to the cables."
Moshay also works with 500 series gear for the show: "I have a Workhorse (eight-slot 500 series rack with built-in mixer) that I have some API modules and EQs in as well as a few audio manglers."
The mixer on the Workhorse has even gotten him out of a jam: "I've run out of channels before and the mixer in the Workhorse is fabulous to mix mic pre's to record a mix of inputs. It does not sound like a compromised mixer."
Hall has recently relocated to an old nightclub that he is having renovated for future episodes of the show, as well as live concerts. For the new nightclub/show stage, Moshay ordered a 48x16 splitter: "There was no choice other than a Radial for me. I have always been in love with the way all their boxes sound, and the transformers they choose have always been the most musical choice. Of course, we have digital gear in our setup, but not only is Radial analog the best sounding audio path, it is also a time-tested, proven path."