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Since I'm carrying extra subwoofers on this tour, my daily task is to make them play nicely with the house subwoofers. Some days this is easier than others. Luckily the Clair BT218's that we are carrying are just simple front loaded dual 18's, and it's very easy to make them cooperate with house subs. My "ideal" deployment with the BT218's is a mono block in front of the stage. I say "ideal" because I can't do any fancy subwoofer arrays on this tour. However, I can eliminate
All Time Low isn't just your usual band. Ever since day one with these guys, I was on a mission to get rid of stage volume. My goal was to remove all of the stage sound that I possibly could, minus drums of course. Since the band was already on IEM's, they had no reason to have guitar cabs on stage. They couldn't hear them, and they just made my life harder. My first tour with them consisted of turning guitar cabs around backwards to get the noise out of my mix. But, I was on the search for something
Everyone likes to see what kind of toys people have out on tour with them, so how about some show and tell. Today's portion will cover the audio aspects of the tour, and next time I'll get into what our backline is, and how it's more awesome then the average band.
On this tour, we're carryings consoles, and a supplemental audio package. We use house systems every day, and I bring in some extra subs/front fills to beef up the house rigs. We are also completely self contained on stage.
Preface: I've been meaning to revamp my old tour blog for quite some time, so what better place to do it than a place where all the sound guys hang out? If you've never heard of the band before, I highly suggest that you check them out.
Where to start... We've been pretty busy so far this year. Spent January in Brazil, February/March in Europe, and now we're in the states. Needless to say, it's been a lot of fun. Brazil was an interesting set of challenges. Dealing with