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Ken "Pooch" Van Druten
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KEN “POOCH” VAN DRUTEN USES WAVES MULTIRACK ON SLASH’S ASIAN AND AUSTRALIAN TOUR
— Acclaimed FOH Engineer selects Waves products MultiRack and SoundGrid for
the legendary guitarist’s international tour, ensuring that he can use Waves at every date,
regardless of the venue’s FOH platform —
KNOXVILLE, TN, August 2, 2010 — Guitarist and legendary performer Slash, touring Asia and Australia later this summer in support of his eponymous solo effort along with a band including Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge, will sound great every night of the jaunt, thanks in large part to the efforts of acclaimed FOH Engineer and Waves Live Division Product Specialist Ken “Pooch” Van Druten. Most recently on tour with 50+ million-selling rockers Linkin Park, Van Druten has decades of experience as a first-call live sound engineer. A vital part of Pooch’s signal chain for the Slash tour is processing from Waves Audio, including either Waves’ MultiRack or SoundGrid for Yamaha, depending on each venue’s FOH platform. A graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music, Pooch has worked with a veritable “Who’s Who” of contemporary musical acts, including Beastie Boys, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Eminem, Whitney Houston and many, many more, earning a number of GRAMMY® nominations and other accolades.
MultiRack is the first-ever software application designed to run Waves plugins with live analog and digital mixing consoles. A true breakthrough, MultiRack is a software host that lets FOH and Monitor engineers run multiple simultaneous instances of the same Native Waves plugins used in recording studios and mixing rooms the world over. On this summer’s Slash outing, Pooch decided not to tour with any console package, so every date presents a different FOH platform. By being prepared with both MultiRack and SoundGrid, Pooch is able to use Waves plugins every day, regardless of what console is in-house.
“By carrying both MultiRack and SoundGrid, I am able to always have the best sounding insert and effects chains, regardless of what FOH console I am asked to use that day,” stated Pooch. “It significantly improves my mix, and gives me some consistency from day to day. I know that I am always going to have the same great sounding vocals, regardless of what front end I am on. That kind of uniformity is invaluable when I am asked to use a different console type every day.”
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