Chris Madden with his VENUE Profile on the Sade tour
Pro Sound Web just published an interview with veteran FOH engineer Chris Madden (Pink, Joe Cocker, The Waterboys) and spoke to him at length about his experience using VENUE on the current Sade tour. A self-admitted "analog afficionado," Madden is among many engineers who have embraced the VENUE live sound solution.
“I was introduced to VENUE around 2005 by my good friend Pab Boothroyd [FOH engineer for Paul McCartney and AC/DC],” Madden says, “and I was quite keen to try it out, based not only on his recommendation, but also as a longtime Pro Tools user. I only had a very short time to work with the desk before taking it out on tour, but it was more than enough. It’s such an analog-based workflow, I had no trouble transitioning from analog to VENUE.”
Since then, Madden has made VENUE his system of choice on nearly every tour, including recent worldwide stints with Joe Cocker, and last summer’s multi-continent outing with Pink.
Read all about the way Madden uses snapshots, plug-ins, and VENUE's Pro Tools integration in the full article here.