Shakira

Apr 1, 2003 12:00 PM, BY STEVE JENNINGS

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Shakira's rise has been unstoppable. A star in her native Colombia since her early teens, the singer/songwriter has garnered multi-Platinum hits throughout Central and South Americas and Spain. Now aged 24 and with a Grammy and two Latin Grammys under her belt, Shakira is out on tour promoting her first English-language album, Laundry Service. Scheduled to hit 50 cities in 30 countries this year, the Tour of the Mongoose passed through the San Francisco Bay Area in February; Mix caught the show at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

At Oakland, the sound system was a Clair Bros. I-4 line array supplemented with flown Clair I-4B bass cabinets and S4 subwoofers on the arena floor. Frontfill was provided by Clair P4s. System control is accomplished via Clair's new iO system controllers, which are manufactured by Lake Technologies.

FOH engineer Rob “Cubby” Colby is using the Clair/Showco Showconsole and mixes 78 stage inputs via 16 VCAs. “The Showconsole has fantastic dynamics,” notes Colby, who is using all internal gates and compressors. For effects, Colby is using a TC Electronic 2290 for vocal delays, plus an Eventide Harmonizer H3000, AMS reverbs and TC 3000 for multi-effects.

Monitor engineer Vish Wadi is mixing mainly for in-ears, using a Midas H3000 console with an XL extender. “I've got about 56 inputs,” says Wadi, who is running nine stereo mixes for in-ears and wedges. For dynamics, Wadi relies on dbx 160X and 900 compressors.

Portraits of Shakira onstage, by Steve Jennings


Photo by Steve Jennings


Photo by Steve Jennings


Photo by Steve Jennings






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