Well I got called up recently and asked to mix the Sunny Boys at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne for a few shows as their regular soundman was unavailable. I was fan back in the 80’s and never mixed ‘em so I was up for it. I mean, the last time I got behind desk was with Icehouse early 2013 and I must say I have been getting the vibe to mix again. I haven’t been mixing since Oasis called it quits in late 2009 so I’m definitely feeling up for it.
So after a long hiatuses, I was keen to mix on the XL4 as I must say, I wasn’t keen to use digital as why would I! So I got the boys to swap out the house Profile for the XL4 and analogue outboard. It’s been a long time since that kit was rolled out of the factory. I don’t even think we’ve sent it out in the last few years. We had a few units not working properly but in the end got it all sorted.
So the end result it was business as usual. It sounded great and I remembered how to assign all those pesky buttons. The funny thing was after sound-check I went to write down my setting etc. I actually got a pen and paper out and suddenly realized, shite I’ve an iPhone I’ll take a few photos! I guess that’s how you save an analogue mix these days in ya phone! Everyone mentioned how good the bottom end sounded in there. I guess analogue still rules in that department.