Tour Log: Mastodon

Sep 1, 2008 12:00 PM

Polls


Mix Regional

The Mix Regional section for Mix's July 2014 issue focuses on Atlanta. Send us your studio news: updates, sessions, new rooms, club performances and installations. Let the Mix audience know what is going on! Send photos and descriptions to mixeditorial@nbmedia.com.

Engineer Lewis Lovely

Engineer Lewis Lovely
Photos: Dave Vann

Rockers Mastodon recently held a sought-after headlining spot at this year's Bonnaroo festival, where Mix caught up with front-of-house engineer/tour manager Lewis Lovely. If you didn't make it to the festival, check out our online photo gallery available at mixonline.com/photos/bonnaroo2008; you can also check out a 30-minute Webcast of Mastodon's performance at www.attblueroom.com/music.

How much gear are you carrying on this tour?

We are carrying backline and a mic package. The boys are in the middle of recording their new record with Brendan O'Brien and are really concentrating on that right now.

Do you have a specific mixing style for the band?

I try not to make any one thing the predominant ingredient in a mix. You always run across engineers who think kick drum and vocals are all you need to hear. I want to comfortably hear any of the little nuances Mastodon has written in their songs.

Mastodon Performing Live

Mastodon Performing Live
Photos: Dave Vann

What is the most difficult portion of your job for this tour?

As tour manager and front-of-house engineer, I have the wonderful job of taking care of their daily lives. They are a true trouble-rousing rock 'n' roll band, so press is always fun to schedule.

Where can we find you when you're not on tour?

Brooklyn, yo, with my wife, BB!






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.