March 14, 2014, by PSW Staff
Front of house engineer Kevin Lemoine utilized Chandler Limited LTD-2 compressors as a key component in presenting the sound of Green Day during a recent tour of Australia.
“I was introduced to Chandler Limited products by Green Day’s studio engineer, Chris Dugan,” Lemoine notes. “Chris put me in touch with Wade Goeke [Chandler Limited’s chief engineer and owner] before our South American tour leg somewhere around 2008 or 2009. Wade sent out pretty much one of every limiter/compressor he had for me to try and I ended up purchasing ten of his LTD-2s for my rig. I’ve been very happy with them.”
Lemoine notes that his use of the Chandler LTD-2 processors is strictly for live performance. “Prior to discovering the LTD-2, I never seemed to get both performance and tone from other competing products,” he explains. “Either I’d get something that sounded good with weak performance or something that operated great but sounded sterile. With Chandler Limited in the equation, I get both fantastic functionality and unparalleled performance.
“I use the LTD-2 on both electric and acoustic guitars, piano, saxophone, and all backing vocals,” he continues. “The LTD-2 provides perfect control for each application and adds an incredible amount of tone to everything I run through it. This processor is very versatile, very exact, and extremely pleasant on the ears. Everything on the LTD-2 is set up well, is easy to use, and gives me the comfort of knowing that I can get this to be very aggressive or super soft with results that you can really hear.”
Lemoine has handled touring sound responsibilities for a number of well-known acts since 1990, including The Black Crowes, Iggy Pop, Jane’s Addiction, Flogging Molly, and The Reverend Horton Heat, among others.
“I really am thrilled with the Chandler gear,” he concludes. “This equipment is handmade, works exactly as it should, and sounds better than any other product I’ve encountered. To me, that’s golden. I can’t thank them enough for delivering a product that does exactly what it should, with the build quality and reliability that inspires confidence. I have the greatest respect and admiration for Chandler Limited. Heck, I wish that I could work there.”