Mixing Duran Duran’s ‘Paper Gods’ Tour with VENUE | S6L

By in Live Sound, Live Sound Videos

In four decades, Duran Duran has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and forever changed the way we “look” at music. But the group’s large and diverse catalog of hits—and changing set list—have made mixing the band on their Paper Gods Tour a challenge. How do you faithfully re-create the signature sounds of classic songs spanning decades?

As FOH engineer Snake Newton and monitor engineer Charlie Bradley will tell you, it’s easy with Avid VENUE | S6L. In this 3-part video series, veteran engineer and Avid senior live sound product specialist, Robb Allan, talks one-on-one with Newton and Bradley to discover…

  • Why each engineer chose Avid VENUE | S6L to mix this historic tour
  • Their approach to mixing, plus handling last-minute set list changes
  • How they individually manage their unique and complex workflows

Part 1: Robb Allan Talks with Duran Duran’s Snake Newton and Charlie Bradley

Part 2: Mixing FOH for Duran Duran with Snake Newton

Part 3: Mixing monitors for Duran Duran with Charlie Bradley

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Sr. Marketing Manager for Avid Live Sound Systems and Music Notation. I previously worked at Euphonix and E-MU Systems before joining Avid.