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Rush FOH Engineer Brad Madix on working with the Clockwork Angels tour string section

Sun, May 5, 2013@9:48AM | comments

MixOnline recently posted an interview with Rush FOH Engineer Brad Madix where he talks about working with the Clockwork Angels string section. He specifically discusses the challenges he had to overcome to mic the strings and how/why he ended up using Radial PZ-DI pickups:

... "I'd worked with strings in the past, but it was always either in a very quiet setting with minimal sound reinforcement or the violins were strictly electric," Madix explains. "On Rush's Clockwork Angels tour, the band definitely meant for the strings to be featured and acoustic. The main challenge was going to be fitting pickups to the instruments without tampering with them too much and getting a great sound with maximum isolation-all in a high-gain environment." ...

You can read the complete article/interview here (thanks RushFanForever).

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