The Japanese Popstars, an Irish electronic act from Northern Ireland, has toured with an Allen & Heath ZED mixer for the past year, playing many gigs and festivals ranging from Glastonbury to the Secret Garden Party and more. Recently the ZED accompanied them on tour with Orbital, which included a gig at the Royal Albert Hall.
“The mixer has been fantastic for the way we set up our live performances. We make use of the mixer by sticking to its analogue roots with individual sounds travelling through individual channels and we mix these down live before sending to the stereo master. The rich EQ allows even the smallest change to enhance the overall sound, making it clean, warm and full,” explains band member, Gary Curran.
The Japanese Popstars’ next project is providing the ‘official soundtrack’ to Caterham F1 Team’s 2012 season. Caterham F1 will be providing the band with visuals for their videos. The band and F1 team will also be working together on official After-Race Events at key races during the season.
“Allen & Heath is a music industry stalwart and well trusted by many producers and performers,” Curran continues. “We had previously used the MixWizard with great results, so you can imagine our excitement when we got our hands on the ZED-420.”
“It has been rock solid throughout with no glitches or crackles that sometimes occur when touring a mixing desk. The ease of set up and use is second to none and I would highly recommend this mixer to anyone who wishes to get the best results out of their live performance,” Curran concludes.
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