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Front-of-house engineer Joel Gregg. Photo by Alex Waespi
Front-of-house engineer Joel Gregg pictured at his setup, which includes the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer. Photo by Alex Waespi.
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Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer Chosen for the Rex Orange County Pony Tour
Knoxville, TN March 27, 2020 — FOH engineer Joel Gregg (Lo Moon, Purity Ring, Mumford & Sons) chooses tools from Waves Audio, including the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer and Waves plugins, for the 2020 Pony tour by English recording artist Rex Orange County.
As Gregg notes, his eMotion LV1 setup includes Waves Axis One, SoundStudio STG-1608 as Local IO and two SoundGrid® Extreme-C Servers. The inputs on stage are coming from a MADI Stagebox through two DiGiGrid MGB interfaces. One MGB is on the LV1 input A patch, and the other is on the input B patch for redundancy. The FOH setup (Axis, main Extreme and two Dell screens) are housed in the OCD Labs’ LV1 Litefly® casing. I love their product and support!”
About choosing the LV1, he remarks, “I decided to use the LV1 for its portability and sound quality. I can fly it with me everywhere. I’m travelling to Europe and then to South America for Lollapalooza. After that it’s Coachella, then Asia, a quick one-off in the U.K. and then Australia and New Zealand, followed by numerous festivals in Europe and North America. The thing I love about it most is that I’m not sacrificing sound quality for portability; I’m creating the best live mixes of my 20-year career while being able to do it on my own gear at every show. And as I said to a roadie friend of mine dropping in on a show recently, ‘It’s the first time I’ve ever been able to do everything I want to a mix.’”
Waves plugins are an essential component in his mixing workflow: “My go-to plugins are Waves Torque, which I use across my two drum groups. I have one on my ‘clean’ group and one on my compressed group, but each is set at slightly different frequencies. Torque thickens the drums up perfectly without cluttering my mix. The F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ is the perfect dynamic EQ and EQ problem-solver. I use it on almost everything! I love using the Waves Sibilance on vocals. Wow! Can't believe I used to think 902’s were the be-all-and-end-all for de-essers... Another favorite is the Brauer Motion plugin. I have this one on a send and use it on so many things. I tend to mix in mono, so it makes guitar lead lines pop and makes it seem like tom rolls are coming from everywhere and it even sends the flute around everyone’s heads.”
He continues, “With Rex Orange County I have six very accomplished musicians, all vying for a position in the mix. Using Waves eMotion LV1 allows me to find a place for each of them, without tearing my mix apart or prioritizing one over another. It’s pop music at heart with a kind of big soul band. So I have to not only give each member of a very loud band some space, but I also have to sit the lead vocal squarely on top of the mix. When the show starts, every single person in the audience starts singing every single word, so I then have to sit the whole mix on top of that. LV1 makes the whole thing very easy!”
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Photo caption 1: Front-of-house engineer Joel Gregg. Photo by Alex Waespi
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Photo caption 2: Front-of-house engineer Joel Gregg pictured at his setup, which includes the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer. Photo by Alex Waespi.
About Waves Audio Ltd.:
Waves is the world’s leading developer of audio DSP solutions for the professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets. Since its start in the early '90s with the introduction of the Q10 equalizer plugin, Waves has gone on to develop a comprehensive line of over 150 audio plugins, including industry standards like the L1 and L2 Ultramaximizers, popular vintage console models, and innovative mixing tools like Vocal Rider and the Artist Signature Series. For its accomplishments, Waves received a Technical GRAMMY® Award in 2011, and the Q10 was selected as an inductee into the TECnology Hall of Fame. In 2016, Waves released the eMotion LV1 mixer, a revolutionary live digital mixing console that provides real-time audio mixing for front-of-house, monitor, studio and broadcast engineers. Waves technologies are now used to improve sound quality in virtually every sector of the audio market, from recording, mixing, mastering and post-production to broadcast, live sound, and consumer electronics. Waves has over 25 years of expertise in the development of psychoacoustic signal processing algorithms that leverage knowledge of human auditory perception to radically improve perceived sound quality. Waves’ award-winning processors are utilized to improve sound quality in the creation of hit records, major motion pictures, and top-selling video games worldwide. Waves offers computer software and hardware-plus-software solutions for the professional and broadcast markets. The company’s WavesLive division is a market leader in all live sound sectors, spearheading the development of solutions for all live platforms. Under its Maxx brand, Waves offers semiconductor and licensable algorithms for consumer electronics applications. Waves technologies dramatically enhance audio performance and are used by industry leaders such as Dell, Google, Fitbit, Acer, Asus, Hisense and more.
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