The Brian Setzer Orchestra (BSO) recently completed their ninth annual Christmas Rocks! Extravaganza show performed by Setzer and his 18-piece orchestra.
BSO boogied through the Christmas tour with two Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Consoles and four Rio3224-D input/output boxes, provided by Sound Image of Escondido, California, who provided audio production for the tour.
James ‘Jimbo’ Neal mixed front of house using a Yamaha CL5 with two Rio3224-Ds, and Eric Scott used a second CL5 for the monitor mix along with a second pair of Rio3224-Ds. “We ran the Rio boxes, which were in pairs at FOH and monitors, in redundancy through two custom-made switches from Sound Image with the assistance of Joe Lopez from Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems,” states Neal.
“Using the CL5 on this run of the tour was an amazing experience,” adds Scott, sighting the custom fader banks as a favorite feature which, he said, really helped out when in flip fade mode. “The combination of the Sound Image MA112 monitor wedge and the CL5 gave us the cleanest stage I ever had for Setzer.”