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Oct 1, 2013 9:00 AM, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

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Capitalizing on a huge breakout year, the band fun. was out all summer on a Most Nights tour. Mix caught the band—Nate Ruess, vocals; Andrew Dost, keyboards; Jack Antonoff, guitars; Nate Harold, bass; Will Noon, drums; Emily Moore, acoustic guitar and keys—at the famed Greek Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., on September 6.

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“I’m mixing the band on the DiGiCo SD8,” says FOH engineer George Reddy. “It’s got lots of handles and it sounds great! All my plug-ins are in the DiGiCo box, and I’m using Smaart 7 to measure the rooms. We’re also using Lectrosonics wireless. Our sound company is SoloTech and we have Jonathan Trudeau and Todd Hartman as our system techs.

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FOH engineer George Reddy

“My first show with fun. was also my first show on a DiGiCo SD8,” says monitor engineer Dave Rupsch. “It has a lot of powerful features and a very rich, yet clean sound. Today’s in-ear monitoring technology is so good that a monitor desk’s sonic characteristics are more vital than ever; every EQ shift or trim adjustment is completely apparent. We are using eight stereo channels of Sennheiser G3 wireless for IEM transmitters, four channels of Shure UR-4 (main RF, spare, saxophone) and a Professional Wireless helical antenna and combiner. The unique piece is a TC Helicon Voice Live 2 vocal harmony pedal. It runs in-line with the main vocal and returns into the FOH and monitor desks via a stereo return. I really love the way this thing sounds and what it is capable of. Nate does a good job of monitoring it and making it react—he really plays it. “






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