This past April, Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and Old Crow Medicine Show boarded vintage railcars and traveled across the American Southwest, playing six outdoor locations over the course of a week. The fittingly named “Railroad Revival Tour” found FOH engineers Chris Pollard (Mumford & Sons), Sckotch Ralston (Edward Sharpe) and Mark Richards (Old Crow Medicine Show) literally, “getting off a classic train, setting up FOH and starting the show.” Check out the June issue of Mix and read how Pollard, Ralston and Richards leveraged Avid VENUE to help manage this fast-paced, unique tour environment.
In discussing his use of VENUE, Pollard notes, “We load in the desk, line check and then we go straight into the gig. The first song is your soundcheck! Of course, we have the added power of using a digital desk: Each band has snapshots that allow us to control chosen parameters of channels and desk configurations. This gives us a lot of flexibility within the fixed patch.”