Gov't Mule Tour Log

Sep 9, 2010 2:22 PM, By Sarah Benzuly


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.

Gov't Mule

Gov't Mule

Touring for their latest, By a Thread, Gov’t Mule continues to offer “Mule Tracks” for download a few days after the show. Mix recently talked with FOH engineer Ed Hopson about the tour and the recordings.

How much gear are you carrying?
A Clair 48-track recorder running Nuendo, two 96kHz/48 bit-DVD recorders and two CD-Rs. And then there are the Mule Tracks, but that is a secret formula.

FOH engineer Ed Hopson

FOH engineer Ed Hopson

What is the most important part of your mix?
The mix is a great big image that is accomplished with mics everywhere. I try and replicate what the band hears onstage without losing control of the system or my mind. There is a lot of percussion, and that requires condensers above the drum set. At one point in the evening, I have to match handheld shakers with double kick drums. The bass is composed of two 4x12-inch cabinets with a 421 each. I use the delay time on the input until I get some meat out of it. We have an Avalon DI that I get the low lows from. The keys are two amps and a Leslie; two SM81s and 441 for the Leslie. On Warren’s amps, there are two KSM 32s and two SM56 Betas. I don’t have to really do anything to Warren’s rig but set the highpass filter.

Where can we find you when you’re not on the road?
At home in Atlanta watching TV—or advancing upcoming Mule shows.

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.