Goo Goo Dolls Tour Profile

Sep 22, 2010 1:33 PM, By Sarah Benzuly



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Monitor engineer Larry “Filet” Mignogna (left) and monitor system tech Justin Hoffman

Monitor engineer Larry “Filet” Mignogna (left) and monitor system tech Justin Hoffman

Also steering the sound is monitor engineer Larry “Filet” Mignogna, who previously took over monitor duties for Bob Windel on The Eagles’ tour; Windel was previously on this tour before Mignogna stepped in. Mignogna is also working on a Profile console, using about 50 inputs from the stage. Unlike Hager, Mignogna’s gear is compact, relying on all onboard plugs (D-Verb for vocals, Smack! comps) with nary an outboard piece to be seen.

The entire band is on in-ears using a full Sennheiser wireless package. “The stage is dead-quiet except for drums,” explains Mignogna. “All guitar amps are offstage. During the show, most of my attention is on John. He has more of an FOH-style mix, along with numerous specific cues in each song. The rest of the band is pretty dialed in. I didn’t have to do much for them. When I came in to take over from Bob, they were already dialed in and very seldom asked for anything. Also, Robby, Mike and Korel all have PQs on their mixes that their techs take control of. But they rarely have to touch them.”

Malinin’s drum kit is miked with AKG D12, Shure SM91 and a NS-10 speaker wired for kick; Telefunken M80 (top) and AKG 414 (bottom) on snare; hat and ride take Neumann KM 184s; and toms and overheads see Neumann TLM 103s. “I also have Pintech triggers on the toms to open gates in the console,” adds Hager.

Electric guitars take Heil Sound PR-30s and Audio-Technica AT4050s, while acoustics see Chandler TG Channel preamps. Bass is an Ampeg tube DI and a Tech 21 SansAmp RBI. Rzeznik sings through a Sennheiser 5200 Series wireless. “We go between a Neumann KK 104 head (in larger venues) and a 5235 head (for smaller venues) due to the rejection,” Hager explains.

Other personnel on the tour include systems techs Mike Conner and Justin Hoffman, and Tim Shaner (FOH A2, has been with the tour for four years)—all with Clair Global.

Sarah Benzuly is Mix’s managing editor.

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