Live Sound

ben findlay  BenFindlay

FOH Engineer

Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, Sting

“I’ve done quite a bit of studio work, so I’m very comfortable working within the Pro Tools environment. That environment is reflected beautifully in the VENUE’s workflow. It’s so logical, incredibly easy to learn, and the ability to save and retrieve settings is really powerful.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | S3L - X
  • Pro Tools

About Ben Findlay: The Grammy-nominee has played a variety of different roles throughout the audio world. His experience in studio recording, mastering, broadcasting, and mixing live concerts make him a master of many trades.

Top Engineer Hits the Road with Peter Gabriel, Robert Plant, and VENUE

brad madix BradMadix

FOH Engineer

Rush, Van Halen, Jack White

“I’ve always wanted things more in front of me. When your head is up and watching the band, rather than bent over fiddling with a knob, it helps keep your attention on the show as opposed to what’s happening off to the side.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | Profile
  • Pro Tools

About Brad Madix: The Grammy-nominated engineer enjoys mixing for one of most star-studded client lists in the world. The biggest names in rock including Rush, Van Halen, Rage Against The Machine, Alice in Chains, Carrie Underwood and Linkin Park have all called on his talents.

chris madden ChrisMadden

FOH Engineer

Sade, Pink, Joe Cocker

“I’ve been using the VENUE system for so long, it’s pretty much become intrinsic to my mix. I depend on a lot of the features and on the integration with Pro Tools, but I really don’t even think about it anymore. It’s become second nature to me.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | Profile
  • Pro Tools

About Chris Madden: This veteran FOH Engineer has worked with clients from many different genres. Like many old-school engineers, Chris ran a very analog-based workflow before making the transition to a digital mixing environment.

Veteran FOH Engineer Chris Madden Takes VENUE out with Sade

gareth owen GarethOwen

Musical Theater Sound Designer

Little Mermaid, End of the Rainbow, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Memphis

“Theater sound is very dynamic, and the need for new and better workflows demands creative thinking for each production. The Profile systems deliver the freedom that has allowed me to explore incredibly powerful and effective solutions, dramatically simplifying the whole show in ways that other desks simply can’t match.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | Profile
  • VENUE | D-Show
  • Pro Tools

About Gareth Owen: This six-time Tony and Olivier winning/nominated musical theater sound designer is among the best in the business. His work can be heard all over the world including productions in New York, Las Vegas, and London’s West End.

Gareth Owen Takes Avid From Broadway to the West End

greg price GregPrice

FOH Engineer

Ozzy Osbourne/Black Sabbath, Van Halen

“Before VENUE, I had spent 25 years shrouded in analog, where every component texturized what I wanted to do. When I moved to VENUE, I was able to finally go to the very depths of what I had dreamed of. I felt so free, I was giddy!”

Products used:

  • VENUE | Profile
  • Pro Tools

About Greg Price: He's a favorite when it comes to working with hard rock bands. As a renowned engineer with over 2 decades of experience, Greg has made sure everyone including Ozzy Osbourne sound great in concert.

jason hattams JabezOlssen

Monitor Engineer

Blue Mondays, Example, Madness, Spandau Ballet

“The great thing about S3L-X and Sonnox plug-ins is that they talk to Pro Tools and are compatible the Pro Tools files. Because I record every show, and use Virtual Soundcheck, I can move from a tour bus environment to the live environment and literally pull all my settings across.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | S3L - X
  • Pro Tools

About Jasen Hattams: Mixing monitors for such artists as Madness, Happy Mondays and Mark Ronson, Hattams is highly respected for his approach to mixing in-ears. He also works as a system engineer with SSE Audio, with credits including such notable releases as The White Stripes’ "Under Blackpool Lights”

Jasen Hattams: Example

Happy Mondays Celebrate 25 Year Anniversary Tour with Avid S3L

kyle borman KyleBorman

FOH Engineer

Asking Alexandria

“We were doing fly dates every single day when S3L came out. It showed up at my house the day before we were leaving, so I packed it up and hopped on the plane. I just pulled the show file off of my SC48—setting up was really easy.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | S3L - X
  • VENUE | SC48

About Kyle Borman: Not only does he co-manage the UK metalcore act Asking Alexandria, he's also the band's trusted FOH engineer. Borman partnered with the band's guitarist Ben Bruce to launch the label KBB Records.

Luis "El Valedor" Roman LuisRoman

FOH Engineer

Café Tecvba, María José, OV7

“The best advantage of working with [S3L-X] is that we can now travel with a complete VENUE system wherever we go. It is extremely easy to transport as well as to set up, but I would say that I use VENUE systems primarily for their sound.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | S3L - X
  • VENUE | Profile

About Luis "El Valedor" Román: His 20 year history working with the legendary Rock En Español band Café Tecvba includes contributions in the studio as well as on the road.

Music: Café Tacvba Tours the World with VENUE

marijo suica MarijoSuica

FOH Engineer

Protocol II, Hiromi the Trio Project, PSP, Tony Cetinski

“Avid live consoles sound fantastic and they’re pretty much the industry standard for touring sound. With lower freight budgets and tight truck space, I was looking for a console with a small footprint and analogue feel that was flexible enough for any gig. The Avid S3L was the perfect choice.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | S3L - X

About Marijo Suica: The Australian FOH engineer and tour manager has a long history of working with international artists that include Diana Krall, Grace Jones, James Morrison, Uriah Heep, Whitney Houston.

Michael brennan MichaelBrennan

FOH Engineer

Faith No More, Primal Scream, Mogwai

“Avid is the industry standard for live sound. Available globally, I’ve never had one fail having mixed over 700 shows on them. The advantages of Avid systems over rival digital consoles are superior sound quality, functionality and reliability—all within a compact footprint. This makes for a great mixing experience.”

Products used:

  • VENUE | S3L - X
  • Pro Tools

About Michael Brennan: This FOH mixer, studio engineer and record producer has worked with an impressive list of artists for over 25 years. With a host of credits to his name, including Faith No More, Snow Patrol, Mogwai, and The Cure, he's helping bring the music to the masses.

Avid S3L System Movin’ On Up for Primal Scream’s 2013 World Tour