For Orgy’s most recent Talk Sick and Sick Talk Tours, the band has been packing the new Mackie DL32R 32-channel digital mixer with iPad control.
Breaking through in 1998 with their hard driving remake of New Order’s “Blue Monday,” Orgy has established a dedicated fan base among Alternative and Industrial Metal fans.
Known for their unique mix of Hardcore, Electronic, and Industrial styles, the band has toured and shared the stage with the likes of Korn, Limp Bizkit, Incubus, Ice Cube, and Rammstein.
Following a five-year hiatus and several side projects, lead singer Jay Gordon reformed the band in 2010. The new lineup has toured regularly, performing for audiences in the US and internationally.
As Gordon observes, the DL32R provides the band with more than enough power and flexibility.
“We took it out on tour with us, and it was really mind-blowing just how great it was,” says Gordon. “It’s got great mic preamps, great sound, and you can dial in all the EQ and effects you need. You can use it as a front of house console, or you can use it as a monitor console. We used it as both.”
“To be honest, I was a bit skeptical at first about the idea of just mixing on an iPad,” adds Patrick Crisci, front of house and tour manager for the tour. “After I used it, I was really impressed. Just being able to walk around the venue, and not be confined to a traditional front of house spot, was awesome. I could go into the crowd, upstairs in the balcony, or anywhere in the venue and hear what the audience was hearing. And I could go up onstage and hear what the band’s mix sounded like. It was amazing.”
Crisci says the DL32R surprised a lot of local crew at various venues along their tour. “We’d show up at a club and the local sound guys would look and say ‘what’s this?’ but once they heard it, everyone wanted to get their hands on it.”
“Comparing it to a lot of larger consoles, I was just blown away,” says Gordon.