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DTV Audio Group Forum Debates Contrasting Visions for Television Sound at 135th AES Convention in New York

— DTV Audio Group members, executives, mixers and leading technologists slated to participate in groundbreaking discussion at the AES Convention —

— “The Sound of the Cloud: Audio Implications of Multi-Platform Delivery” will address the future of TV audio as digital distribution model continues to evolve —

New York, NY, September 6, 2013 — The upcoming 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 17 through October 20, 2013, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City) will feature an open forum discussing the shifting landscape in TV audio brought about by the transition to multi-platform mobile and fixed streaming content delivery.

Produced by the DTV Audio Group – an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery – in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG), the forum, titled “The Sound of the Cloud: Audio Implications of Multi-Platform Delivery,” will take place 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2013, at the Javits Center, and will be open to all registered AES attendees. Participants will include technology leaders from major networks, content owners and distributors, and key technology providers.

The Forum will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by advanced audio encoding schemes and debate whether ubiquitous mobile and “over-the-top” streaming content delivery provides an opportunity for greater audio enhancement or demands a retreat to more limited audio options. The discussion will also address the long-term implications of mobile data’s annexation of available broadcast spectrum and the resulting impact on wireless production. Finally, the forum will again take up the subject of producing live music content for television including some key insights on properly managing 5.1-to-Stereo compatibility for entertainment television.

“The transition from traditional broadcasting to a largely stream-based model opens up a lot of possibilities but potentially adds to confusion as different entities pursue a range of formats and encoding solutions,” says Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group. “The demand for more sophisticated interactive and object-oriented services on next-generation streaming appliances, and the transition to streaming of highly sophisticated cinema formats at the very high end, are directly at odds with the common perception that television audio now needs to be ‘dumbed down’ for mobile and desktop streaming. This disconnect between competing visions creates a strategic dilemma for live content producers who are looking for universal delivery standards and workflow practices across a range of delivery platforms.”

“The Sound of the Cloud: Audio Implications of Multi-Platform Delivery” will address these issues with insight from the very figures shaping the future of content delivery – providing an invaluable look into the issues faced in this evolving model that attendees simply cannot get anywhere else. Confirmed sponsors for the DTV Audio Group forum include Dale Pro Audio; Dolby Laboratories; DTS, Inc.; and Linear Acoustic.

Visit the DTV Audio Group web site for information on the organization’s leadership and advisory board. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

Photo Caption: Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group

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Sessions on Live Sound to Be Highlighted at 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention

— Live Sound Track events at the 135th AES Show will explore technologies and techniques in live sound, focusing on such topics as acoustics, Broadway theater sound, mic placement, mixing, networked audio distribution and much more —

New York, NY, September 5, 2013 — Always on the leading edge of professional audio, the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City) will again feature a Live Sound Track of events, bringing a high level of focus to key aspects of live sound, with expertise and insight shared by some of the industry’s top professionals. Reprising their roles as Co-Chairmen of the Live Sound Track for the convention, industry veterans Henry Cohen and Mac Kerr have consistently developed meaningful and significant sessions that draw large audiences including top professionals in the fields of live audio and sound reinforcement.

This year’s Live Sound Track will cover topics both core and emerging, from signal processing, grounding, loudness and metering, to the rapidly evolving domain of networked audio, where several sessions, such as “Audio Distribution Over Networks,” will address systems and protocols like Dante and Audio Video Bridging (AVB).

“The AES Show has always been an invaluable resource for information about both the art and the science of live sound,” observes Henry Cohen, who is also Senior RF Engineer with CP Communications. “Our goal is to provide greater knowledge of the technologies and techniques around live sound and do so with great detail and intensity of focus. All of the sessions offer a good balance between the science and math of live sound coupled with its practical applications. We develop sessions and panels for the Live Sound Track by following industry practices, emerging technologies and online SR forum discussions. Audio-over-networks has become a common method of signal transport, with new protocols and topologies being constantly developed. This Live Sound session, along with several other paper presentations, looks at the competing architectures and practices so the attendee can come away with a better understanding of what might be the best options for their particular needs.”

The roster for this year’s AES Live Sound Track features a mix of cutting-edge new topics and updated familiar subjects. Topics include:

AC Power and Grounding
Audio Distribution over Networks
Sound System Optimization
Speech Intelligibility in Stadiums
Production Wireless Systems: Tips and Tricks from the Experts
Audio for Corporate Presentations

At a time when many pro audio sectors are putting a heightened emphasis on live sound technology, from music to theater to corporate presentations and houses of worship, the AES is expecting a high turnout for these sessions, which run throughout the duration of the convention. If you are a live-sound professional, make the time to stay informed and competitive through these important sessions.

For further detailed information on Live Sound Track presentations and programs, visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/livesound/. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

Photo Caption 1: Henry Cohen, Co-Chairman for the Live Sound Track at the 135th AES Convention.

Photo Caption 2: Mac Kerr, Co-Chairman for the Live Sound Track at the 135th AES Convention.

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GUITAR CENTER APPOINTS GENE JOLY AS NEW PRESIDENT OF MUSICIAN’S FRIEND

Kevin Kazubowski to succeed Joly as Senior Vice President of Stores for Guitar Center

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

GC veteran Gene Joly appointed to accelerate growth at Musician’s Friend division.
Longtime store ops executive Kevin Kazubowski to succeed Joly as new Senior Vice President of Stores for Guitar Center.

(September 4, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center (GC), the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, has named longtime GC executive Gene Joly as the new President of its Musician’s Friend (MF) division. MF is the largest direct-response retailer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in the U.S. The announcement was made by Mike Pratt, Guitar Center Chief Executive Officer, and further underscores GC’s long-term strategic multi-channel business model.

In his new position, Joly will be responsible for guiding the direction of Musician’s Friend while capitalizing on his extensive experience in merchandising, vendor relations, distribution, supply management and direct marketing. Prior to his appointment, Joly was Guitar Center’s Executive Vice President of Stores, a position he held since 2008. Replacing Gene as the new Senior Vice President of stores will be longtime GC ops vet Kevin Kazubowski.

“There’s no doubt that Gene is the man to lead Musician’s Friend and our Music 123 Business into a bold new direction as 2014 approaches. Over his 38-year career in the M.I. industry, he has earned the respect and trust of our entire organization and countless others across our industry. I’m looking forward to watching Gene put his own unique stamp on the company as its next President, and I wish him continued success.” Mike Pratt – CEO, Guitar Center

“The opportunity to lead Musician’s Friend is both exciting and bittersweet for me. Over the last 5 years, I’ve been hard at work on a host of transformational business projects with the help of an exceptional Guitar Center team. These folks mean a great deal to me. At the same time I relish the opportunity to work with my new MF team, which includes some of the all-time greats from the Medford, OR campus. We’re going to take the direct business to a whole new level.”Gene Joly – President, Musician’s Friend

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Carl Tatz Design Offers Affordable Upgrade Path for Legacy PhantomFocus™ System Users

- Dramatic sonic improvements realized as more and more early adopters of the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) are upgrading to the new PFS digital technology with improved alignment protocols -

Nashville, TN: “If you’re happy with your older PFS™, as most engineers are, you still may want to experience one of the newer digital systems,” suggests TEC Award-nominated recording studio designer Carl Tatz of the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) firm and creator of the PhantomFocus™ System monitor tuning protocol.

PhantomFocus System methods and technology have evolved greatly over the last nine years since the early systems were implemented, and performance has improved substantially. “I really want our legacy PFS users to be able to enjoy the newer technology, so we’re offering very attractive options for them to upgrade to the latest state-of-the-art systems,” explains Tatz.

Legacy PFS user and Willisoundz owner John Willis comments about his upgrade: “It made my monitoring go from great to ‘OMG,’ and now mixing is an even more enjoyable experience. It even makes my banjo sound better! Do yourself a favor, up your game with Carl’s new system.”

PhantomFocus_Brochure.PDF

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FOH Engineer and Producer Brad Divens Chooses Waves Plugins for Platinum Finnish Rock Act HIM

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 29, 2013 — Front-of-house engineer and producer Brad Divens (Garbage, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, Jane’s Addiction, Linkin Park) is one of a growing number of cutting-edge engineers turning to live tools from Waves Audio.

Divens notes, “When working with platinum Finnish rock act HIM, Waves plugins allow me to be as creative with my console layout as my imagination can dream up. I love the ability to use SSL E Channel on the drums and SSL G-EQ on the keyboards, API 550B and the CLA 3A Compressor/Limiter on bass and the VEQ4 and Renaissance Axx on guitar. Parallel compression on the drums is something I have been doing for a while now using the SSL G-Channel Buss Compressor and the PuigTec EQP-1A on the drum group and also on the parallel drum group. With Waves plugins I’m able to create the signal chain very easily.”

As with any act, HIM presents certain unique challenges, and Waves plugins are there to help. Divens elaborates: “With HIM I have a very dynamic singer, Ville Valo, and I also have wedges, side fills and back line – all competing with the lead vocal. The C6 Multiband Compressor allows me to compensate and adjust on a song-per-song basis, depending on what is going on around Ville and also the style in which he is singing. The PAZ Analyzer is also a big help in a setting where I’m not carrying a full FOH package. It allows me the ability to spot something in the mix as opposed to thinking it might be a PA problem.”

On the road and at home in the studio, Divens is a Waves fan through-and-through. He says, “My absolute must have Waves plugins are SSL 4000 Collection, API Collection, CLA Classic Compressors, V-Series, NLS Non-Linear Summer, C6 Multiband Compressor, Q10 Equalizer, and Doubler. Having the Mercury bundle allows me to use all the outboard gear I’ve ever wanted to use in a live setting without actually having to carry it. I’ve got all the greats right at my fingertips. Pure sonic bliss.”

Brad Divens is part of the growing trend among live sound professionals who are making the move to the next-generation workflow with WavesLive. Visit www.waves.com and www.waveslive.com for more information.

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WavesLive Continues Event Series with Upcoming Session at Delicate Productions in Camarillo, California

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 23, 2013 — Waves Audio, the leading provider of audio DSP solutions for the professional, live sound, broadcast and consumer electronics markets, is continuing its new Master Class event series from WavesLive, the live sound division of the company, with upcoming mixing workshops (held September 5) at Delicate Productions in Camarillo, California. This event is the second in a series; the first was recently held at Maryland Sound International (MSI).

Where
Delicate Productions, Inc.
874 Verdulera Street Camarillo, CA 93010

When
Thursday, Sep 5, 2013
10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

FOH engineers Greg Price (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath), Ken ‘Pooch’ Van Druten (Linkin Park, Kid Rock, Kiss) and Sean “Sully” Sullivan (Beck, Beastie Boys, Sheryl Crow) will be on hand, presenting to local live, monitor and broadcast engineers on how to integrate Waves plugins into live mixing consoles. They will be presenting an up-close look at plugin “problem-solvers” and a demonstration of how they use, and benefit from using, Waves plugins in their live mixing duties.

The presentation will be followed by an open Q&A session, with the opportunity for attendees to do some hands-on mixing using various consoles and Waves plugins. Waves Product Specialists Luke Smith and Noam Raz will also be on the floor, providing in-depth information on Waves plugins and new Waves technologies – including a presentation of DiGiGrid MGO and MGB (http://www.digigrid.net/products/) solutions on a Midas Pro console, focusing on playback of multitrack audio and real-time low-latency processing (running multiple plugins) via MultiRack/SoundGrid.

WavesLive is proud to sponsor these events, which provide the opportunity for all attendees to experience the world of live mixing with Waves plugins and receive tips and tricks directly from mixing legends.

Jason Alt, President of Delicate Productions, states, “It is Delicate Productions’ pleasure to host the WavesLive event which gives new and existing users the opportunity to explore and gain insight into Wave products.”

Greg Price adds, “I am very excited to be part of the WavesLive Master Class Series coming to Los Angeles. This is a great way for all of us to get that “hands on” look at the tools great engineers are using in audio production today.”

Ken Van Druten notes, “These events are some of my favorites. The information exchanged is so invaluable, I always come away having learned heaps. If you’re a live sound engineer, I don’t know how you could NOT be there.”

Sean “Sully” Sullivan adds, “I am really looking forward to the Delicate/WavesLive workshop. What a great way for people to get to see and hear the amazing plug-ins Waves has created for us in the live sound industry.”

To register: http://waveslive-delicate.eventbrite.com/. Visit www.waveslive.com and www.waves.com for more information.

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Focusrite’s RedNet Systems Help World Revival Church Continue Reaching Out

RedNet 5 HD Bridge provides a simple, reliable interface between the FOH console and the Pro Tools HDX recording rig, while RedNet 3 provides the perfect solution for the church’s streaming initiative – all done over the
Dante® digital audio network

Los Angeles, CA, August 20, 2013 – Thanks to its extensive streaming initiative, the World Revival Church in Kansas City, Missouri, has spread its message to hundreds of thousands of people from the far corners of the world. In its current form since 2001, the ministry of Pastor Steve and Kathy Gray has grown to comprise the World Revival Church, Libby Lane Early Childhood Center, the World Revival Network, the World Revival Church Academy and the World Revival School of Ministry. Recently helping the church keep its outreach global and its message clear is RedNet, Focusrite’s flagship range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces that harnesses the power of Audinate’s industry standard Dante® digital audio networking system to bring studio quality sound to any modern audio application.

Fundamentally RedNet is an extremely scalable, near zero latency audio distribution system that can be used to expand I/O channel count, interface digital components, and/or bridge between Pro Tools®|HD or MADI and the Dante audio network. RedNet systems can help anyone routing audio to streamline their workflow, is fully interoperable with any other Dante enabled products from other manufacturers and offers the company’s most advanced A-D/D-A conversion to date.

C.J. Drumeller, who supervises audio and other technologies for the church has been using a pair of RedNet 5 and a RedNet 3 audio interfaces to help propagate their message, forming a fully digital high quality audio reproduction and recording system. These were added as the finishing touches to a larger audio system upgrade that in the last several months saw Drumeller and Pastor Steve Gray oversee the installation of a new RoomMatch® loudspeaker system from Bose® Professional Systems Division and a new Yamaha CL5® digital FOH console in the main sanctuary, giving the church a fully digital signal path from stage to speaker. As a forward thinking Audio Professional, Drumeller recognized the Church’s need for networked audio, so the choice of the Yamaha console, which includes support for the Dante networking solution, was crucial. That would allow the use of the fully Dante-enabled RedNet interfaces to be critical links in the new all-digital signal chain.

The RedNet 3 unit interfaces existing digital audio systems and components to the Dante digital audio network, with up to 32 inputs and outputs. The unit includes support for AES, S/PDIF and ADAT digital audio formats and allows the RedNet system to be synchronized to incoming signal clock or a word clock source. RedNet 3 can be used to convert 32 channels of audio and deliver it anywhere else on the Dante network at near-zero latency.

“For three years we’ve been using an analog split from the FOH console to a Pro Tools® HD4 system to feed our growing streaming operation,” Drumeller explains. “We first began using the RedNet 3 interfaces for the IFB (interruptible feedback) connection between churches around the world that let us hold interactive services with them – our congregation worships along with their band and they do the same with our band.”

In addition to this the Church are also using two RedNet 5 units to bridge between the Dante network and their AVID® Pro Tools HD4 system. Up to six units can be connected to one Pro Tools HDX system, supporting up to 192 channels at 96KHz. RedNet 5 is fully interoperable with other Pro Tools interfaces and can be used with both older Pro Tools|HD systems and the very latest Pro Tools|HD Native or HDX systems.

“Before RedNet 5, we were using four Avid 192 I/O devices,” he recalls. “Now, just a pair of RedNet 5 interfaces gives us 64 I/O, more than we need at the moment, and with the ability to increase the I/O count as needed just by adding another RedNet 5. Everything is plug and play – we just put a RedNet unit anywhere we have an Ethernet port and we’re good to go,” illustrating how RedNet makes any workflow easier, simpler, more effective and more flexible.

Drumeller explains he’ll be able to continue using the high-end signal processors he likes so much, but instead of bringing them in via analog tie lines as he has been doing, he plans to use Dante-enabled devices to bring them directly onto the network with RedNet 2 interfaces. RedNet 2 incorporates Focusrite’s most advanced A-D/D-A convertors to date, providing 16 premium quality analog channels in and out of the Dante network and can be located anywhere there’s an Ethernet cable. “RedNet has made the workflow so much more flexible,” he says. “I don’t know of any other interface that does what RedNet has done for us.”

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Photo Caption 1: C.J. Drumeller, audio/technology supervisor at Kansas City’s World Revival Church, which has been using RedNet 5 and RedNet 3 units from Focusrite (visible in red).

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Photo Caption 2: The A/V control room at Kansas City’s World Revival Church, which has been using RedNet 5 and RedNet 3 units from Focusrite (shown at lower left in red).

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Bose® Professional Systems Division to Host RoomMatch® Regional Demos

Framingham, Massachusetts, August 19, 2013 – As a resource for system integrators, contractors and front-of-house engineers, Bose® Professional Systems Division will be hosting demonstrations of their RoomMatch® loudspeaker systems in live venues for the U.S., Canadian and Latin markets. Users have requested to audition RoomMatch systems in real-world situations, and Bose has responded with this series of exclusive regional demos showcasing RoomMatch loudspeakers, along with PowerMatch® amplifiers and ControlSpace® digital signal processing.

The following events are slated so far, with more to be added:

Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center — Broken Arrow, OK (Tulsa area) — TBD
Centro Cristiano Calacoaya HOW — Mexico City, Mexico — Aug 26th
Vida Abundante HOW — San José, Costa Rica — TBD
Pike Performing Arts Center — Indianapolis, IN — Sept 12th
WestGate Church — San Jose, CA — Sept 19th
Coast Hills HOW — Alisa Viejo, CA (near Laguna) — TBD

Please RSVP to lauren_handley@bose.com to reserve your seat and receive emails with the final details for the event you plan to attend.

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Photo Caption 1: The auditorium at the Pike Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in the Indianapolis area, where Bose® Professional Systems Division will be hosting a demonstration of its RoomMatch® loudspeaker systems.

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Photo Caption 2: WestGate Church, in San Jose, California, where Bose® Professional Systems Division will be hosting a demonstration of its RoomMatch® loudspeaker systems the week of September 16.

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS STORE IN MESA, ARIZONA

New location features on-site lessons, new repair services, and vast inventory selection

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Guitar Center has opened its 251st store location in the U.S.
Customers can take a “virtual tour” of the store online
GC Garage service will provide a much-needed range of musical instrument repair services
GC Studios, first-ever GC lessons facility in Mesa to support local music scene, is at the store, located at 1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204

(Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, opened its 251st location, in Mesa, Arizona, on August 1, 2013. The store, located at 1652 S. Val Vista Dr., Mesa, AZ 85204, is also part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows GC to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

In a first for Guitar Center, customers can preview the Mesa store with an online “virtual tour.” To view, click on Mesa’s Google listing page at https://plus.google.com/108704360942360682486/about?gl=us&hl=en, then click “See Inside” near the page’s bottom right. Use your keyboard’s arrows to navigate through the store.

MESA STORE LOCATION BACKGROUNDER:

Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Mesa brings an unprecedented selection of products to Mesa, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the local music scene, Guitar Center Mesa also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location.. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving area residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Mesa includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Mesa: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Mesa customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Mesa will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Mesa store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Mesa residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Mesa Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 11 AM-6 PM

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Peter Keppler Uses Waves Plugins on David Byrne/St. Vincent and upcoming Katy Perry Tours

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, August 13, 2013 — Waves Audio is seeing leading cutting-edge live engineers turn to WavesLive tools, including Peter Keppler, an in-demand front-of-house, broadcast and post-production mixing engineer (David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Rufus Wainwright, David Byrne/St. Vincent, Katy Perry). On David Byrne and St. Vincent’s 2012 tour, Keppler used a WavesLive SoundGrid® system with a DiGiCo SD10 console, and he plans on using a similar rig on their 2013 tour. On tour with Katy Perry in 2014, he will use a SoundGrid system with DiGiCo SD7.

Keppler has been using plugins in his shows with VENUE consoles, and now, having switched to Digico, he was able to take his plugins with him to the new platform. Keppler states, “Waves MultiRack SoundGrid with Waves plugins has been vital to my sound and workflow with the DiGiCo desks. My go-to plugins are the Waves C6 Multiband Compressor, CLA-76 and TrueVerb, and of course I use several others as well. Using C6 on vocals works beautifully. I can use much more gentle compression on the channel, because any of the ‘peak-y’ frequencies are taken care of beforehand with C6, and subsequently retain more of the singer’s dynamics. Also, I do some basic EQ with the C6, and that leaves more of the console channel EQ available to me if I need it.”

He continues, “The CLA-76 and PuigTec EQP-1A are both great on acoustic guitar. I use it to make an acoustic much more aggressive for a rock and roll show, so you can really hear and feel it without overtaking the mix. Shorten the attack time and lengthen the release a little, and it will work great for more acoustic-based music, too. It also proves to me that true and accurate modeling of vintage analog gear IS possible! TrueVerb has been a favorite of mine for years. To my ear, it is the best plugin room-style reverb I’ve ever heard. I use it for a short-to-medium room on drums. And with David Byrne and St. Vincent we have eight horn players, and it’s a beautiful complement to their sound.”

He notes a few other favorite Waves plugins: “The other Waves plugins I am using are H-Delay, which I love to make a kind of lo-fi slap echo for vocals, and Doubler, which I’ve been using more as stereo thickener than an actual doubler. In stereo, with just a little pitch and slow modulation on each side, it emulates a Harmonizer-style stereo thickener really well.”

Peter Keppler is part of the growing trend among live sound professionals who are making the move to the next-generation workflow with Waves plugins and WavesLive SoundGrid. Visit www.waves.com and www.waveslive.com for more information.

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