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On the "Crazy Train" with Ozzy, Greg, PT HD9, & Venue 2.9

Only published comments... Jan 31 2011, 12:00 AM by Greg Price
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Greg Price here on the "Crazy Train" with Ozzy Osbourne.  We are currently on a World Tour that started last April of 2010.  This tour will continue on though the end of August of 2011.


A Little background: This will be my 16th year riding the train with Ozzy.  I started using the Venue "D" Show and Pro Tools on the 2006-2008 tours.  As you could imagine, I have used many consoles while on board the "Crazy Train".  The workflow that I have for Ozzy and the show has been reduced to (easy as pie), with the Venue/PT systems.  We can all agree that when you are raging down the tracks on the "Crazy Train", it can be very easy to choke on that pie.  Venue 2.9 and PT HD9 makes it even better and very fun to use.


My FOH: I started the tour with a Venue "D" Show system, 2 stage racks, and Pro Tools HD3.  Since the "Crazy Train" departed from LA, I have upgraded the system software twice while on the tour.  We did this on a show day and during a tour break.  Both upgrades where seamless and never effected my set up or mix.  If I did have a problem, I could always find someone at Avid to bug and lend a hand.  So, no problamo on the upgrades.  If you haven't upgraded to 2.9/HD9, do it today.  You will be happy you did.  The new features provide more choices for your workflow.


Venue 2.9 and PT HD9: In the next couple of days I will go over some of the new features that help me day to day while riding the train.  2.9/HD9 only helps me get better as an engineer.  It helps me develop better mixes for the show and let's not forget how much fun I am having with it.  Stay tuned for the next train station stop.



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About Greg Price

I started engineering in San Francisco in the mid 70's. My brother's band Pablo Cruise and the Record Plant where my first patients. I am currently enjoying my 16th year with Ozzy Osbourne and his World Tour.

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