EscapeRocks Posted November 1, 2013 Share Posted November 1, 2013 As many of you know, I got to hang out with Journey's former lead singer, Steve Augeri, a week or so ago. I also acted as their "keyboard tech" for their show here. Their keys player, Craig is a super cool dude. He gave me a "tour" of his rig and we exchange thoughts on various things in the keyboard world. He gave me a bunch of tips and tricks from the standpoint of a touring pro who doesn't have major tour roadies His big tip: simplify. So, on my last gig, I did just that. Wow... what a difference. Taking a clue right from Craig, I used my PX350 and Korg M50-61. Left the MOX8 at home. I also left at home my heavy rack with power, in ear wireless transmitter, guitar wireless, etc.. So my setup consisted of my two boards (lightweight), a Rolls MX122 mixer, my old Radial Dual DI, and my in ear ear phones. What a joy. Easy setup, no heavy lifting, ready to go in minutes. Wiring was thus: 1 line from each board to DI box in. 1 line from DI box "thru" to Rolls mixer. DI outs to FOH FOH feed for in ears to Rolls mixer Plugged earphone line into phones jack on Rolls mixer. Done. Simple. I controlled the levels of my keys and monitor mix from my Rolls mixer. The Rolls is small and sits on top left of my PX350. Sounded great, and I was not tired before the show or after load out. For my current gig, I don't need more than that for the sounds I need. The M50 gets me the non-piano sounds I need. Plus, it's much earlier to setup as a slave board than the MOX Sometimes less is more! David Gig Rig:Roland Fantom-08| Yamaha MODX+ 6 | MacBook Pro 14" M1| Mainstage Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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