Mixing Pitbull Live with eMotion LV1

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Front-of-house mixer Will Madera reveals how he mixes Pitbull’s band live on stage using the eMotion LV1 live mixer, and which plugins he uses to bring studio quality to the stage with full studio detail, clarity and warmth.

Video in Spanish with English subtitles.

Watch how Will rebuilds his mix track-by-track during a virtual soundcheck of Pitbull’s hit song, “Echa Pa’lla (Manos Pa’rriba),” using the eMotion LV1 mixer and the Tracks Live multitrack live recording software.

“When the Waves eMotion LV1 mixing console burst onto the scene,” Will says, “there was no question in my mind that it would change the future of live sound. Its innovative touchscreen console surface and superior sound quality with incredible headroom have made it my clear choice. It’s also perfect for a true lover of plugins: the ability to use eight plugins on a channel strip is phenomenal, and it makes the LV1 a true game-changer. It was the number-one choice for our U.S. tour.

“As a producer/engineer for Pitbull, the LV1 is extremely beneficial because I can now utilize all my Waves studio plugin chains on the mixer, sonically making my live shows sound like the records.

“The Waves SSL E-Channel is my go-to plugin from the studio to live; on my LV1, I use it on almost every channel – it’s my bread and butter. It translates exactly how I want to EQ my instruments and brings that classic SSL sound. Since the first time I listened to the H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb, it has been my favorite reverb plugin. I use it on snare, percussion and vocals. It is absolutely phenomenal! Another favorite is the Vitamin Sonic Enhancer, and the name says it all! It provides ‘La Vitamina’ to my left and right. As a multiband harmonic enhancer, it is the key to keeping my mix warm, smooth and very powerful.”

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