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Tim McCulloch

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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 05:21:48 pm »

Saw Green Day last year touring with an analog Midas, not sure what model.

Eric Church was running another analog Midas last year, too.

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Thanks for the memory jog... Eric Church is who I was thinking of.

With further cranial cobweb removal, IIRC Dierks Bentley was also analog FOH the last time we worked with him.
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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2018, 05:59:51 pm »

Last time Lee Brice was through these parts he was going through a Paragon.

This was 2015, not sure if they are still able to keep it functioning t hough.

I wonder about the story on the engineer's throne, is there a reason for only 3 wheels? Did they carry it with them or was it provided locally?
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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2018, 06:33:49 pm »

I wonder about the story on the engineer's throne, is there a reason for only 3 wheels? Did they carry it with them or was it provided locally?

It was not provided locally.  It came off the truck.   I don't remember a story about the throne specifically though.  I do recall being told, that the desk "liked it here" because it passed the initial, no channel has major noise test, after being powered on.  Apparently, it was a little finicky and didn't "like it everywhere"
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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2018, 07:26:10 pm »

It was not provided locally.  It came off the truck.   I don't remember a story about the throne specifically though.  I do recall being told, that the desk "liked it here" because it passed the initial, no channel has major noise test, after being powered on.  Apparently, it was a little finicky and didn't "like it everywhere"

The Paragon was notoriously fickle about almost everything.  Most of the time the bottom cover was removed as soon as it was in place so various connectors could be re-seated.

For its day it set quite a standard, though.  Analog with the Uptown automation package; comp and gate on every input, 7 band Eqs (IIRC), dual monitor buses... it was quite the trick.

Rex Ray can probably tell us the history behind half the Paragon serial numbers...
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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2018, 07:33:18 pm »

The last time Muse came through here...which was 2014 or 15...they had a Midas analogue FOH console.

That may have changed (obviously...) on subsequent tours.

The support was on a Profile.

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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2018, 08:18:05 pm »

To the best of my knowledge, Dierks is on an S6L now. Lee Brice and Martina have been on Paragon P40's , however I think Lee Brice may have a Paragon II now as it is a little less finicky typically. Willie, Muse, and Boston are still running analog Midas.
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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2018, 08:21:41 pm »

I honestly don't remember the last time I saw a Broadway tour with an analog console. Maybe Dolly Parton's 9 to 5, five or six years ago? Cadac J-Type, of course.
I was with Dolly as MON Engineer until the end of 2013, and it was Midas Pro9's at MON & FOH.

Edit:  DOH! You meant the play. Yeah, I'm pretty sure that was CADAC.

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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2018, 08:26:15 pm »

Saw Green Day last year touring with an analog Midas, not sure what model.

Eric Church was running another analog Midas last year, too.

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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2018, 08:45:42 pm »

The Rolling Stones FOH Engineer Dave Natale is still using a Yamaha PM-4000
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Re: Analog consoles still in use on big tours?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2018, 08:46:51 pm »

The Rolling Stones FOH Engineer Dave Natale is still using a Yamaha PM-4000
Isn't that his own, personally owned console though?
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