Vintage Trouble, formed just three short years ago, are now the opening act for The Who’s “Quadrophenia and More” tour, already completing 25 shows with 12 more to go.
25-year veteran front of house engineer, Brian Anderson, is mixing the band using a new Yamaha CL5 digital audio console and Rio3224-D, provided by Sound Image (Nashville).
Anderson’s credits include Blues Traveler, Spinal Tap, Hoobastank, Batlord, Lovehammers, Brother, just to name a few. He has also mixed a Cirque Productions show entitled “Pop Goes The Rock”.
“The CL5 is operating the front of house mix as well as four in-ear monitor mixes on stage and a 24-track ProTools recording using Audinate’s Virtual Sound card,” states Anderson. “The fact that the console allows everything to be done from one surface with one operator has been invaluable to the band in regard to staying on budget.
“We have a relatively controlled environment that keeps things very consistent from day to day.”
Anderson said he has been mixing on digital consoles since the Yamaha ProMix01.
“The CL sound is far superior to previous consoles, and the amount of available effects, Premium Rack plug ins, iPad control, Dante interface (no heavy snake to carry), and control surface ergonomics are great benefits,” he adds. “Other manufacturers’ consoles have often been unreliable, so I always request a Yamaha whenever possible.”