|Guns N' Roses with two DTC|
The legendary 80ies band around front man Axl Rose
are currently rocking the world with their "Chinese Democracy
" Tour. They're touring Europe 'till end of October, then they move over to Australia to sing about "November Rain".
Recently, G N' R
system engineer Andy Walker
got in contact with us, assisting FOH engineer Andy Meyer
in search for analogue outboard with EQ and tubes, to put the cherry on the cake of their PA sound. As more and more live acts now discover the benefits of the DTC
for touring, they were very keen to check it out for the Guns N' Roses production
and ordered two units.
After the first shows with the red channel strips in use, Andy Meyer states: "The MindPrint DTC's
have performed beyond my greatest expectations. They are very musical and have added a level of warmth and clarity unlike anything else I have ever applied to my L+R mix bus. I now get to enjoy the clarity and precision of digital with the warmth and vibrance of analog.
To achieve this out here on the Guns N' Roses tour we take AES out of the console into the AES/EBU digital module
installed in the DTC, then feed our digital crossovers from the DTC AES output. This gives me unbelievable dynamic control over the system. The equalization is second to none, and the tube limiting/compression allows you to master your mix without any dynamic loss whatsoever when applied appropriately.
I will be applying these units not only on the mix bus, but as mic preamps for my artist vocal inputs. The 5 kOhm impedance of the Hauffe transformer
is a brilliant idea. Nothing sounds like this preamp. Hearing this applied to a vocal through an enormous PA system really demonstrates how fantastic this preamp, and the DTC as a whole sounds. There are so many applications for the DTC
. How about lower end digital consoles, you can bypass the consoles DA converters by going AES into the DTC
and XLR line level out. There isn't a single piece of audio gear this versatile that sounds this good. I'm a big fan, you will be too."
|Jeff Waters - 'pure annihilation'|
. Head of the Canadian thrash metal band ANNIHILATOR
. Guitar god. Studio owner/ music producer/ sound engineer in one person. Over 20 years in business. Piled with countless awards.
Now the question is: what technique does such a legend use in his studio? What’s the equipment he entrusts his from thousands of people worldwide as referee celebrated guitar sound? Certaily the noblest preamps, vintage EQ’s and rarest compressors money can buy. Probably top secret…
As the DTC
acts very musical and transparent, it doesn’t change the sound characteristics and so is the perfect recording tool for Jeff’s genius guitar sound.
Not only in this video but also on the new album "ANNIHILATOR
“, the DTC
has been used not just for the guitar…
The MindPrint DTC
. To be heared (respectively not;) on ANNIHILATOR
and many other international hit productions.
|Pendulum at Number 1!|
, one of the greatest electric bands of our time, have just released their new record "Immersion
The west Australian drum’n’bass rocker's third studio album has 15 brand new tracks to offer and just went straight into the official UK Album Chart at NUMBER 1
Their first two albums went platinum, so let's wait and see where this one ends up. :-)
During recording "Immersion
", a MindPrint DTC
was deployed. The charismatic LED-port light of the DTC
can also be seen in the video interview "Pendulum at EarStorm
This year, Pendulum
will go on tour severely and play at some of the biggest festivals, to make the crowd’s blood boil at venues like "Rock am Ring
" Germany, "Leeds Festival
" England and "RockNess Festival
See full tour dates of upcoming Pendulum
concerts at http://www.pendulum.com/
" release date in Germany is 04 June 2010, other countries to follow soon.
|P!NKs Funhouse Summer Carnival|
After the giant success of the "Funhouse" Tour in 2009, P!NK
will be playing 30+ stadium gigs for her fans all over Europe to celebrate the "Funhouse Summer Carnival
". It was also confirmed that P!NK
will headline music festivals throughout Europe during the tour.
In a radio interview she disclosed that there will be a new setlist and even some new stunts, confirming that the tour isn't just a continuation of her previous tour.
Also involved are sound engineer Chris Madden
, who will bombard the fans with a live-sound in the desired quality of a CD, and his secret weapon, his DTC
that also goes well together with the colour of the stage curtain (see Chris at FOH
|live summer 2010|
|It’s gonna be a hot summer, replete with amazing concerts and big Open Air Festivals. 2010 has many acoustical treats to offer.
Also some of our MindPrint artists are on tour again – joined by our red channel strips.
You can find MindPrint equipment at concerts of Mando Diao, PINK, PUR or The Prodigy, just to name a few.
We’ll keep you updated…
|Mando Diao - Give me Fire!|
As many as 7 EN-VOICE MKII
and 1 DTC
are touring with Mando Diao
, currently Europe's most successful rock band. With hits like "Dance with somebody" and "Gloria", they have their finger on the pulse and enthuse the masses with "modern vintage style" sound.
is patched to the guitar subgroup and takes care of the electric guitars. The EN-VOICE MKII
are mainly to handle the excessive vocals of the Swedish singers and their background girls.
One of the EN-VOICE MKII
even made its way on stage. Bass player Carl-Johan Fogelklou
aka C.J. checked the red preamp and loved it so much that he installed it permanently to his bass stack. C.J. uses the EQ to get rid of the unwanted low rumble and to boost the low mids. Then the signal gets slightly compressed, and the ECC83 tube is used to add harmonic overtones – this treatment keeps the sound handy and punchy.
BTW: to record the vocals of their current album "Give me fire
" (chart #1 in half of Europe), Mando Diao
have been using a origin EN-VOICE
in their swedish studio.
|new Windows 7 drivers online|
|Right after the release of Microsoft's new Windows 7 operating system, driver manufacturer USB Audio supplied new drivers.
There are new 32bit and 64bit drivers available for TRIO USB and DI-MOD USB .
Get your free copy in the DOWNLOAD section.