October 28 and 29th, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC. Roger Waters plays his last 2 shows during this year’s North American tour. For the FOH engineer Jon Lemon, this is a routine show, one of thousands he has mixed in his long live mixing career, touring with acts like Sia, Depeche Mode, Beck, Seal, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Smashing Pumpkins, Pink Floyd, Janet Jackson, Level 42, Oasis, Bryan Ferry, Motley Crue, Jane’s Addiction and many others. But his quest for the ultimate sound is anything but routine. He never stops looking for techniques and gear to improve the audio quality that comes out of the large speaker arrays at the shows he mixes.
That’s why he was all ears when Boris suggested he tried out our Creamliner 3 at the Vancouver Roger Waters gig. We came to the sound check and Jon patched the Creamliner into his Digico based system. The sound improvement was obvious: There was a more relaxed and glued stereo image, with a softer, more analog-like texture to it. Jon immediately agreed to run both Saturday and Sunday shows through it.
We are now building a special unit for him to be used not only on tours (starting in January 2018) but also in his home studio in Adelaide, Australia. Thanks Jon, and thanks Roger Waters!
Pictured are several views from the FOH engineer’s booth during Sunday afternoon’s sound check ahead of the evening Roger Waters concert. You can see our Creamliner 3 unit sitting on top of the left of the 2 racks. And, lastly, Jon with Boris and me.