SMC2B for MUSE World Tour 2013
Marc Carolan, FOH mixer for MUSE for the last 11 years, mixing the second show at Staples Center, LA.
Marc is known for delivering some of the best live sound to be experienced today,
and he relies heavily on TUBE-TECH for this setup.
Two TUBE-TECH LCA2B compressors have been in use for years taking care of guitars and bass
and for the 2012 /2013 world tour the setup has been further improved by adding a SMC2B Multiband Compressor.
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DJ Pretty Lights with Band and Orchestra and SMC2B!
PRETTY LIGHTS AT RED ROCKS
Derek Vincent Smith, aka Pretty Lights, walks out to his DJ equipment atop a riser to a huge roar from the sold-out crowd at Red Rocks in early August. He has already played two sets at this ﬁrst of two sold-out shows, one as solo DJ and one with his backing group, the Analog Future Band, which includes drummer Adam Deitch, keyboardist Bri-an Coogan, keyboardist Borahm Lee, trombonist Scott Flynn, trumpeter Eric Bloom, guitarist Eric Krasno, and turntablist Chris Karns.For these two shows at Red Rocks, Smith, a Colorado native who has continuously pushed the boundaries of electronic dance music, has something special planned: a third set with both his band and a string section from the Col-orado Symphony Orchestra.
The addition of the orchestra changed things a bit for front-of-house engineer/pro-duction manager Phil Salvaggio, though he says that the staging at Red Rocks was relative-ly painless. “Maybe we were more on top of it this time,” he notes. “Last year was the band’s ﬁrst time playing, and they went into the shows maybe not having a full understanding of what a Pretty Lights show was, and now everybody knows. They’ve had a year under their belt, the rehearsals are a lot smoother, and they go into it knowing what they need to get done.”Salvaggio met Smith years ago while the two were playing in diﬀerent bands in the Fort Col-lins area, not far from his hometown of Den-ver; he started working with the DJ in 2008. For these shows, because of the strings, he switched from his normal DiGiCo SD8 board to an SD7. “You can do whatever you want with it; it’s awesome,” he says of the desk. “You can lay it out however you want, group it however you want, do all kinds of overlays and cool stuﬀ. It’s super-us-er-friendly once you ﬁgure it out, and you can cus-tomize it to your own settings.” Salvaggio mixes almost entirely with onboard eﬀects, though he does use one piece of outboard gear: a Tube-Tech SMC 2B multiband compressor, which he puts on the overall DJ producer tracks to warm them up.
(Article in MIX Magazine November 2014 )
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TUBE-TECH SMC2B for Live Sound! What's the idea??
Here's a joke, told to us by a good friend, Gary Lewis from LA who owns a cool PA system and uses the TUBE-TECH SMC2B Multiband Compressor on the mix bus.
"The SMC2B in/out switch, it's The suck button!! " "Why" we asked, a little worried! Gary: "That's natural! It sucks when it's out!"
All the beauty of the SMC2B performance transfers very well
to Live Sound.
The ability to control the overall tonal balance of a mix in an extremely musical way
is a trademark of SMC2B, and when the SPL raises, the action gets even better.
If you are using a sterile digital console the SMC2B ads some nice analog substance
to your mix.
The ability of the SMC2B to make all acoustical music sparkle is obvious when mixing live with SMC2B.
Want more control of your PA system power?
The SMC2B creates some nice energy in a pleasant musical way and makes your mixes sound louder without going into extreme SPL and without overloading your PA system.
Ronnie Scotts, World famous London Jazz Club has installed a SMC2B for their live sound system.
SMC2B in action for Steve Winwood
James Towler, Engineer for Steve Winwood has been testing the SMC2B at Wincraft Music Studios
After falling in love with the action of the unit, James decided to take the unit on the road and use it for Steve Winwood's concert at
the Cheltenham Jazz festival 2012. We were there and shot some photos of the action:
James Towler inserted the TUBE-TECH SMC2B on the mixbus of his Venue system to get the ability to tweak the overall response of the PA system and make the mix even more musical.
Carpark North featuring SMC2B on 2011 Summer Tour
Danish Electro Rock band, Carpark North has been using The TUBE-TECH
Multiband Compressor SMC2B for all their live gigs through summer 2011.
This tour consisted of both the biggest outdoor festival gigs and club venues.
The SMC2B was inserted on the master mix bus of the various consoles used.
Live sound Engineer Anders Norgaard:
"The SMC2B improved sound in many ways, always adding more substance and musicality to the mix. One special thing was that on smaller venues or when the power capacity of the PA system was insufficient, using the SMC2B to control the power in especially the low frequency band really helped me produce the very powerful sound of CARPARK NORTH without getting into overloading the power amps.
This way the show sounded loud but it was more pleasant to the ears!
In general: Legendary performance from TUBE-TECH SMC2B on CARPARK NORTH 2011 Tour"