Tour Log: Amy Ray

Jan 1, 2009 12:00 PM

Polls


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.

Brian Speiser

Brian Speiser

Indigo Girls' Amy Ray is touring in support of her latest solo CD, Didn't It Feel Kinder. Front-of-house engineer Brian Speiser is mixing on the first DiGiCo SD8 board to hit the road in the U.S.

Tell me about working with the board.

The SD8 is a monster. As the console has only ever been out on one tour before [monitor board for Art Garfunkel in the UK], the software is still being updated to fix little bugs that pop up. The console sounds great and has been a saving grace for this tour. The transition for me from the D1 and D5 software was simple enough that I was able to do almost everything I needed within the first few shows. One thing that helped is the MADI recording and playback feature. It is easy to pop up the laptop with the [RME] HDSPe MADIFace card in it, record soundcheck and then mess around with the board and a pair of headphones as I played the soundcheck back through the console after doors opened.

You're doing both FOH and monitors?

I am doing both from the console. I wanted to give the band the ability to have things sound as consistent as possible even though wedges change at every venue. I just tweak the parametric EQ on each output every day to make the wedges sound nice and then pull out some feedback points with the onboard graphic EQs.

Where are you when you're not on the road?

I spend most of the year touring with Indigo Girls, and when they're not on the road I've been doing monitors for 311.






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

Newsletters

MixLine

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.