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Handling FOH For The Fray On U2 Mini Tour, Jon Lemon Assembles  Dream Touring System Pairing SD10 With DiGiRack & Waves/DiGiCo Sound  Bundle

Jon Lemon has been rockin’ DiGiCo consoles on A-list tours for nearly 8  years, so when the venerable engineer was asked to handle FOH on a short  tour with The Fray, he jumped at the chance to check out the latest  DiGiCo SD10 console. The Denver rocker’s mini tour, opening for U2 on a  handful of make-up dates from last year’s cancelled tour, was the  perfect opportunity for Lemon to explore a desire to assemble and  test-drive a small touring package utilizing the compact SD10—in tandem  with an SD 192kHz DiGiRack and the Waves/DiGiCo Sound Bundle.


“I was really keen to use the new SD10 with a full Waves package to see  if I could actually do a tour without carrying any of my normal,  expensive outboard gear, which I’ve gotten quite used to using. Last  year, I took an SD8 out on a Smashing Pumpkins tour because we were  flying so many places and I wanted something small, lightweight and  powerful but I still had all the outboard etc. to ship I liked it, but  preferring the SD7, the new SD10 seemed more SD7-like—from the meters  and faders to general feel. Having 96 channels with full processing  appealed to me, as did the SD10s macros, especially on a single screen  DiGiCo product, because you can get around a lot quicker by having them  programed. The ability to have more inputs is highly important, too.  Bearing in mind that on most modern tours these days you seem to do more  flying, it was my goal to get this powerful, small package together,  and for a travel pack, I think it’s totally ideal—and probably the way  I’m heading for the future.”

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