1. Bono and The Edge each have their own monitor engineer. Alistair McMillan and Niall Slevin mix on separate Digico SD7 consoles with dual engines running two identical mixes. If one console fails, the other engineer can mix from the second engine on the working console. Larry Mullen, Adam Clayton and below stage keyboardist Terry Lawlessâ€™ feeds are mixed by engineer Dave Skaff on one of two redundant Digidesign Profiles. Take a video tour of monitorland below.
2. Bonoâ€™s monitor chain is entirely analog to avoid latency back to his Future Sonics in-ear monitors. Monitor engineer Alistair McMillan uses TC2290 delays and a Bricasti M7 reverb for effects in Bonoâ€™s mix.
3. The vocal front end at FOH consists of a Manley VoxBox (Bono) and an Avalon 737 (The Edge). The reason there are two of each in the picture above is because the tour runs everything redundantly. For instance, at FOH there are two Digico SD7s running the show simultaneously, one with digital inputs and the other with analog inputs. If one fails, the show can be switched over to the other console in an instant.
For more info on the tour, be sure to read my Tour Profile in the upcoming December issue of Mix.
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