Sep 02, 2000

Music Venues

World Record Smashed With Spirit

--With the help of Sound Control in Leeds and a Spirit 32-Channel LX7.

As part of this year’s BBC Music Live celebrations, over 100 musicians gathered to perform Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love”, Def Leppard’s “Animal” and Free’s “Alright Now”. Engineering on the day was Sound Control’s Byron Raistrick and Paul Germain.

“Firstly we needed a console that was small enough for us to carry around,” said Byron, “And we also needed a good quality EQ. We knew we wanted a console with plenty of auxiliaries and subgroups. The LX7 fulfilled all these requirements perfectly and we were able to provide both PA and monitor mixes from the one desk. We had enough outputs for the BBC to take a feed and for the entire thing to be recorded to DAT. For such a big project it all went surprisingly well. We had a good laugh and broke a world record in the bargain”.

Spirit consoles are used by a huge range of artists including Asian Dub Foundation, Sasha, the Lightning Seeds and the Manic Street Preachers.

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