Sep 1, 2003 12:00 PM


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

Mix caught up with Phish and spoke with FOH engineer Paul Languedoc, who told us what the band is carrying this time out.

“For this tour, I'm using two Crest Century Vx 40-channel consoles, slightly modified with Burr-Brown preamp chips. We have about 46 inputs from the stage, though I need to have lots extra, as the band is apt to invite guests and/or bring in new instruments on short notice. We can feed up to six stereo zones with crossovers, delay and EQ.

“Our P.A. system is from Snow Sound from Berlin, Conn. Paulo Rodrigues is the sound crew chief. The Snow Sound Eagle system is built by McCauley. We usually carry about 32 cabinets per side, as well as eight flying subs and four ground subs per side, along with miscellaneous small fill speakers, as needed. Processing is BSS 366s and Varicurve 920s for EQ. The amps are Crest.

“I carry less rack gear these days. I still use compression, mostly Aphex Expressors, plus Summit DCL-200 for vocals, TC Electronic 1280 for lining up bass DI with the mic, Lexicon 960L running as four stereo machines and an Eventide H3000 for effects.

“Also, we have been using 48 channels of Grace Design 801 mic preamps onstage for several years, and I credit them with a major improvement in signal integrity. Generally, as far as mixing the show, I pay close attention to gain structure and let the band control their own dynamics.”

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