Soundcraft on Tour With Wheatus

Jun 27, 2003 12:00 PM, Editors

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.

American pop-punk band Wheatus just completed a low-key tour of the UK, playing smaller club and university venues to try out material from their forthcoming sophomore album. During the tour, London-based FOH engineer and programmer Geoff Kakoschke had to deal with some challenging acoustic environments, but none moreso than the venue in Hull, in northern England.

"The P.A. was just awful," said Kakoschke. "It was ancient. I've never seen any of the components before. It looked as though it had been built in someone's garage about 30 years ago! There was a 16-channel console that was so old that there were no markings left on it."

Kakoschke placed a call to The Soundcraft Group for help and a new MH3 console was dispatched to Hull. "It was an absolute lifesaver,” he said. “It actually enabled me to get a decent sound out of that dreadful P.A. system, and it's confirmed me as a Soundcraft fan. For the last show of our tour, Adlib Audio provided a P.A. that included a Series FOUR, and that was also gorgeous; ergonomically brilliant, I loved it."

"The E Series mixer was mainly used for the support band," he continued, "but for Wheatus, it was incredibly helpful to be able to submix the key channels and my Logic Audio setup from 11 into two."

For more, visit Soundcraft online at www.soundcraft.com.






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.