At L-Acoustics, we exist for that perfect moment at the start of a live concert when the Front of House engineer slides the faders up, magic happens, and memories are created. L-Acoustics was built upon the desire to serve the live events industry by developing and manufacturing pragmatic solutions for sound professionals. We are proud to supply the technologies that support the industry’s top live sound engineers. These talented individuals are entrusted by world-class artists with a concert’s most mission-critical function: making the music sound exactly as it should.
L-Acoustics Creations is honored to partner with this cadre of live sound engineers at the top of their craft for the launch of our Archipel Sound Systems. Our aim in offering these sound systems is to allow music lovers to bring the concert home with the same professional components that can be experienced at major concert events and in the most prestigious venues around the world.
When live music gradually resumes and the world clamors for tickets, we look forward to raising the roof together again with the group of experts who have continually provided us with valuable feedback from the field as end users. We hope that at that time you will also get to hear their work in person and appreciate their skill. In the interim, we look forward to deepening our collaboration in a new way and sharing their stories here and on our social media. So without further delay, let’s shine a light on the hard-working professionals who are at home on the road, working wonders in that sweet spot in the dark.
Dave Bracey began mixing at age 22 for The Psychedelic Furs and has since helmed the console for many of the world’s most iconic bands and artists. In recent years, he has mixed for three of the most impressive female vocalists and performers in live music: Cher, Adele, and P!NK, giving audiences unforgettable experiences.
Michel Colin is a renowned sound engineer who has spent more than 40 years in the service of events and the performing arts. Since 2002, Phil Collins has enlisted his talent at the console on tour and for major shows, including Genesis reunion tours from 2007 to present. Colin’s clients include an always growing list of beloved French artists including Julien Clerc, Alain Souchon, and Jane Birkin to name a few.
As a DJ, event producer, and promoter for the past 20 years, Hugo’s work has taken him around the world working for music festivals as well as prominent luxury and consumer brands.
With Wonderfruit Festival in Thailand, Hugo introduced L-Acoustics L‑ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology to Asia in an ambitious 360° deployment.
Antony got his start as a freelance engineer in the UK and quickly moved his way up to mix Front of House for The Cure in 2007. Since then he has manned the console mixing in arenas and stadiums around the world for artists Calvin Harris, Nine Inch Nails, Simply Red, Zayn Malik, and the Game of Thrones arena tour.
For the past 14 years, Antony has also been working his magic for the iconic group Depeche Mode for all live performances as well as mix engineer for the Tour of the Universe: Barcelona Live 2009 release and SPIRITS in the Forest film released in 2019.
Kevin Madigan is a Front of House, mixing and recording engineer who has been at home on tour behind a mixing console for over two decades. He most recently supported both Santana and Lana Del Rey at front of house.
Past collaborations include Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, Ray LaMontagne, David Gilmour, Smashing Pumpkins, Lucinda Williams, Phil Lesh, Eels, and a host of other artists.
Colin Pink is a multiple award-winning sound designer, engineer, and project manager with over 30 years’ experience in live sound. He is the sound designer and live sound supervisor for both The Brit Awards and MTV’s European Music Awards as well as heading up audio teams for large scale broadcast events from the Classic Brit Awards to the 2012 Olympics. He presently helms Front of House for Hans Zimmer and was sound designer for Hugh Jackman’s much-lauded 2019 World Tour.
Over the course of Dave Rat’s 40 years as an industry leader in live sound reinforcement, Dave has helmed the console for seminal American rock bands Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, and Blink-182.
He has provided innovative sound design for top touring acts and numerous music festivals including Stagecoach and, since 2001, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Dave is the founder and president of Rat Sound Systems, a company serving the pro audio industry.
For over a decade, Andrea Taglia has served as Front of House engineer for the revered tenor, Andrea Bocelli. Additionally, he has consulted on projects such as venue installations and given masterclasses on orchestra sound reinforcement and sound design.
Drew Thornton’s audio engineering career began in some of the most legendary recording studios in New York City before a move to live sound. After 5,000 plus shows at iconic NY venues such as the Rockwood , Brooklyn Bowl and Mercury Lounge, leaving his roots in the NYC club scene, Drew took to the road mixing FOH for the likes of Finneas, A Great Big World, Maggie Rogers, Amy Shark, Sick Puppies, and Greg Holden. Since 2019 Drew has signed up with multiple Grammy Award-winning artist Billie Eilish taking up position at FOH on her last sold out world tour.
For 30 years Jim Warren has mixed on tour, in the studio, and for broadcast. He currently assumes Front of House duties on tour for Radiohead and Arcade Fire. Numerous artists have entrusted their art to Jim’s talent including Peter Gabriel, Nine Inch Nails, Duran Duran, Crowded House, Biffy Clyro, Florence + the Machine, Sufjan Stevens, and Art of Noise.
Pablo’s long career spans more than 40 years as a live audio engineer. He got his break working with the legendary Johnny Cash back in 1978. From then on, his career skyrocketed working with musical greats David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Herbie Hancock, David Byrne, Tears for Fears, and Travis, to name a few.
He has also been production manager/engineer for Die Antwoord and most recently, Pablo finished up a 3-year stint mixing Front of House for the electronic music duo ODESZA.
Scott Willsallen is Principal Consultant at Auditoria in Sydney, Australia, and an Emmy Award-winning sound designer in high demand for a variety of artistic and cultural projects worldwide.
Select project highlights include the opening and closing ceremonies of planetary sports gatherings, UAE National Day, and the late, great Ennio Morricone’s farewell tour.
by L-Acoustics Creations
Published 15 July 2020