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Will Madera: FOH

John Buitrago: Broadcast Mixer

Andres Guerrero Ruiz: Monitor Mixer


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FOH, Monitor and Broadcast Engineers Choose the eMotion LV1 Live Mixer for Sebastián Yatra Performance at the Vina del Mar Festival

KNOXVILLE, TN, April 4, 2019—Singer-songwriter Sebastián Yatra is currently one of the most successful and reputable up-and-coming Latin artists. For his recent performance at the 60th Vina del Mar International Song Festival in Vina del Mar, Chile, one of the oldest and most respected music festivals in South America (which is both performed live and televised), the principal audio team – front-of-house mixer Will Madera, monitor mixer Andres Guerrero Ruiz and broadcast mixer John Buitrago – chose to employ the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer in each position (FOH, monitors and broadcast).

His team has been using a complete Waves SoundGrid® and eMotion LV1 setup since the beginning of his tours. Subsequently, Yatra's team chose to deploy an integrated SoundGrid solution at FOH, MON and Broadcast for this prestigious and highly technically demanding live performance and television event. Due to the live TV recording, the Vina Del Mar festival uses primary and backup solutions at all positions, as well as integration with their house setup. Thanks to the ease of cross-platform integration using Waves SoundGrid solutions, Yatra's team was able to deploy their standard tour package of Waves eMotion LV1 consoles (plus the broadcast console), and still integrate seamlessly with the festival's DiGiCo SD Racks for PA output feeds.

Will Madera and John Buitrago’s FOH and broadcast setups: the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer (v10), two Dell 24 Touch Monitors, a SoundGrid Extreme Server, a DiGiGrid MGB interface for the MADI IO, an Icon Platform M and X fader controllers and a DiGiGrid IOC audio interface as local IO.

On using plugins, Madera comments, “As the FOH engineer for this show, it was a great challenge because we had to maintain an audio level where we did not interfere with the show’s broadcast. Having said that, the LV1 was a great help, since it gave me the necessary tools required to mix the show. For example, I used the Waves F6 Floating-Band Dynamic EQ in my matrix to fine-tune the PA. This really helped me control certain frequencies in order to maintain an adequate level that will not affect the broadcast and at the same time, without losing FOH power for the audience.”

Madera adds, “When I mix live instruments, my must-have plugins are the Waves SSL G-Channel, the CLA Classic Compressors and PuigTec EQs. Another tool that was key was the Waves Tune Real-Time, in that it enabled us to maintain tuning perfection of the vocals, and using the scenes menu in the LV1 to change keys and tempos was a big plus for this show. For my verbs, I have been using the Abbey Road Chambers plugin for the vocals and to space out some of my instruments in the mix. To finalize, I used the TG Abbey Road Mastering Chain on my mix bus, giving me the texture and color which is a crucial factor to have on my final mix.”

Buitrago comments, “When mixing broadcast at the Vina del Mar festival, the LV1 was very helpful because it had all the necessary tools to make a successful broadcast mix. I used the valuable Waves Paz Analyzer and VU Meter plugins to watch my mix as it was sent to TV, in order to make sure that there were no issues with phasing and the stereo image. I also use the TG Abbey Road Mastering Chain to tighten my mix and to push the harmonics and limiting to keep the mix level while often using the Stereo and Mono switch to compare my mix, since occasionally some of the broadcast is needed in mono. I took advantage of different presets to set up long verbs and short verbs for the ballads and reggaeton songs, using the Abbey Road Reverb Plates and the H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb plugins. Another great tool was the Waves SSL G-Master Buss Compressor, which I placed before my TG Abbey Road Mastering Chain plugin, to glue the mix before it hit the TG.”

Andres Guerrero Ruiz’s monitor setup includes the Waves eMotion LV1 Live Mixer (v10), a Mac mini, two Dell 24 Touch Monitors, a DiGiGrid MGB interface for the MADI IO, a Waves Extreme Server, and two DiGiGrid IOX’s.

Guerrero’s comments, “All the Waves plugins that I use are important in my mix chain. For example, in my auxiliaries I use the Waves L3 Multimaximizer to control the dynamics by a frequency group, which gives a better mix-balance in the in-ears. The NLS Non-Linear Summer preamp provides all my channels with the texture that I want in the final mix. Another indispensable plugin is the Waves Primary Source Expander, which I use on Sebastián’s vocal. It filters out unwanted artifacts that are a result of the stage environment, as well as when the microphone is close to the PA. An additional plugin tool that was extremely helpful was the Waves Tune Real-Time, in that it gives confidence to the artist and myself when it comes to the performance changing keys from the original recording. Yatra’s musical director, Andres Munera Eastman, is very involved in the programming of the show, and the Scene Recalls, with selective scope, allow for plugins like Waves Tune Real-Time or H-Delay Hybrid Delay to be recalled with specific settings for each song, which satisfies both the needs of the sound engineers and the vision of the musical director. Also, the plugin that is responsible for controlling the dynamics of Yatra's voice is the Waves CLA-76 , set in bluey mode as it gives his voice a certain presence. The feeling that comes out of the mix with the 76 is something that Sebastian likes to hear and feel in his voice. Without a doubt, the LV1 has some features that make my show very consistent, and I can deliver that consistency to my artist and his musicians as well.”

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Photo caption 1: Will Madera: FOH

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Photo caption 2: John Buitrago: Broadcast Mixer

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Photo caption 3: Andres Guerrero Ruiz: Monitor Mixer

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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