Dual SD7s drive monitors on Springsteen tour
13 August 2012
USA - With the Wrecking Ball Tour, in support of their 17th studio album, Bruce Springsteen & Co are heading into a two-month US fall stadium tour following a massive world tour that started in March of 2012 taking them around the globe. Solotech US Corp. is the tour's production provider.
Critical monitor mixes for the 18-piece band are split in two between engineers Monty Carlo and Troy Milner and for the first time ever they're employing a pair of DiGiCo SD7s outfitted with the Waves SoundGrid bundle.
At stage left is Carlo, who's been with Springsteen since '92, handling a mix of wedges and in-ears for Bruce, guitarists Steven Van Zandt and Patti Scialfa, keyboardist Roy Bittan, background vocalists, and a five-piece horn section.
Milner, onboard since 2001, is at stage right taking care of drummer Max Weinberg, guitarist Nils Lofgren, bassist Garry Talent, keyboardist Charlie Giordano and multi-instrumentalist, Soozie Tyrell.
The engineers specifically chose the SD7 "for its flexibility and ability to grow with the size of the production, including the massive amounts of I/O capabilities that it offered". Onboard features from snapshots to multiband compressors and the Waves pro plug-in bundle offered lots of extra functionality.
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