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Iron Maiden’s Live Mix Setup | FOH Ken “Pooch” Van Druten

May 05, 2020 | 31,851 Views

Watch legendary FOH engineer Ken “Pooch” Van Druten (Justin Bieber, Linkin Park) walk through his detailed Iron Maiden live setup using Waves SuperRack and various plugins.

  • (3:11) Pooch using Torque Live on Snare
  • (6:02) Learn why Pooch creates a cymbals group and how he patches the C6 back to his main channels to give him better control of the kit
  • (10:25) Pooch explains how the F6 polishes the overall drum mix bus
  • (14:10) Pooch shows us his plugin chain on Steve Harris’ bass and explains the reason for the PSE
  • (21:07) See the comparison of the C6 settings between Dave & Adrian’s guitar groups
  • (24:50) Pooch shares a great tip to make room for vocals in the mix with a sidechain and center setting on F6
  • (30:00) Pooch walks through the plugins used on Bruce’s vocal channel including the CLA-2A, C6, F6 and DeEsser
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