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Pro Audio Review feature on Rush's Time Machine Tour

Mon, Aug 1, 2011@11:18AM | comments

Keith Cousin of industry magazine Pro Audio Review recently caught up with Rush's front-of-house engineer Brad Madix and monitor engineer Brent Carpenter for a feature titled Rush Gets Timeless. The pair discuss how they go about helping Rush achieve such a powerful live sound, focusing specifically on the equipment involved. They also remark on the band's sense of humor and how much they enjoy being a part of the Rush family:

... The band members are legendary for their sense of humor, so on this tour, they share the stage with a sausage maker, a "time machine" called The GeFilter, crewmembers wearing chicken and gorilla suits who jam stuffed animals in the sausage grinder, and more—not to mention the occasional celebrity cameo by Blue Man Group, Jack Black and others. "On the last leg, there was a guy in a hot dog suit, and the gorilla and the hot dog started slow dancing on the stage," Madix recalled with a grin. "I thought when that happened, they actually might stop playing. It was the only time I've ever seen them kind of go to the other side of the stage—they couldn’t watch." On the other hand, moments like those are part of what keeps the audio team coming back, year after year. "They are a pleasure to work for; that's all I have to say," Carpenter mused. "It's the best gig in rock 'n' roll."

You can read the entire article at this link. Thanks to Robert for the heads up.