Los Angeles, CA (March 7, 2017)—Saint Motel is a band of dichotomies—it’s considered an indie act but it’s on Elektra Records; the band has been described as everything from dream pop to indie prog. One thing that’s a definite, however, is that the band has been hard at work touring for the last few months as it supports its latest album, saintmotelevision. Along for the ride are a pair of Roland M-5000 OHRCA digital mixing consoles, used by FOH engineer/tour manager Teresa Murray and monitor engineer Arend Vanderkam.
“I’m very impressed with the M-5000’s versatility,” said Murray.“It’s super user-friendly, and it sounds great. But I especially like it because almost all of my processing I can do from the console itself. I also appreciate the patchbay versatility, the user-assignability, the ‘scribble strip’ with source and destination info, the REAC connectability, and the multi-screen capability.”
Murray had prepared to use an array of plug-ins and outboard gear, but discovered that the M-5000’s EQ and dynamics processing met her requirements. “I tend to be skeptical about built-in processing, but the M-5000 is not like other consoles,” she opined. “I really like the sound of the reverb and other effects, including ‘space echo.’”
To wit, Murray, who says she’s not a fan of gates on drums, has used the M-5000’s gates exactly for that. “They really are smooth sounding,” she says. “I’ve really fallen in love with the M-5000. It’s a great board.”