John Mayer: Mixing It Up at Red Rocks
Out front, Franscoviak mixes in stereo, but makes sure that no matter where a listener is, he or she can hear all the players.
“I used to experiment with putting the far house right P.A. in the side-hang left P.A., but realistically, I don’t pan that wide,” he says. “When the stage-right guitar player is soloing, everyone is going to hear it. This band keeps you on your toes. We do run snapshots, but John changes the set every night. We are changing snare drums every song, guitars every song, and there are a lot of levels thrown at us. We do use snapshots, but they never play the same song the same way twice. John is always throwing solos out to different people off the cuff, he is always rearranging songs on the spot, he’s always playing a new song that we’ve never rehearsed before in the middle of a set, so you just have to give in to it. There’s never a section of the set where I’m not on his vocal fader and not on whatever I can reach with my other hand.”
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