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Tim Rushlow and His Big Band performed a series of sold-out shows titled “Home for the Holidays” as they transformed the historic Nashville Palace into a 1960s Vegas-style Supper Club. Pictured is FOH engineer Toby Caldwell, working with the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console.
Tim Rushlow and His Big Band performed a series of sold-out shows titled “Home for the Holidays” as they transformed the historic Nashville Palace into a 1960s Vegas-style Supper Club. Pictured is monitor engineer Colten Hyten at stage right, working with the Roland M-5000C Live Mixing Console.
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Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console and M-48 Live Personal Mixer Provide Backbone for Tim Rushlow and His Big Band “Home for the Holidays” Shows at the Historic Nashville Palace
Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 2018 — The Christmas season in Nashville, TN, has always been a special time for musical concerts and events that pay tribute to the holidays. This year, famed country artist Tim Rushlow and His Big Band performed a series of sold-out shows titled “Home for the Holidays” as they transformed the historic Nashville Palace into a 1960s Vegas-style Supper Club for a magical evening in a Winter Wonderland. Rushlow and his all-star 22-piece big band performed timeless classics from Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Dean Martin, as well as fan favorites from Judy Garland, Buddy Holly and many others. At the heart of the audio system for these shows was a Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console at FOH position, a Roland M-5000C Live Mixing Console for monitors and six M-48 Live Personal Mixers, which allowed for an unprecedented level of individual monitoring control for the musicians in the orchestra. Additionally the REAC (Roland Ethernet Audio Communication) protocol was used for primary audio transport, while Dante™ was used for recording each show and virtual soundcheck.
FOH engineer Toby Caldwell, who began his career in Texas working for artist like Ray Benson and Asleep at The Wheel, Mac Davis, Joe Ely and the Flatlanders, Lonestar, Leon Russell and others, has used a number of consoles throughout his career but is particularly fond of the M-5000. “I’ve used many different consoles over the years, but I’m extremely impressed with the audio quality and flexibility of the M-5000,” stated Caldwell. “For Tim’s big band shows, it’s been really fun because there’s a lot of customizable features I’ve employed on the M-5000, like being able to create your user layers. It’s been really easy to deal with things like horn solos and things that move very quickly in his big band show – being able to jump across the desk really fast and get your hand on the fader you need to get to. When you’re mixing a big band it all can change a lot, and because there’s ‘sub’ musicians on the gig, and also the horn players’ dynamics change also from night to night, you have to be able to jump around the console real fast, and you have to be able to get to the right knob you need real quick. It’s been very easy to get those things set up on the console. I also like the multi-band compressor plug-ins that are built in on it – they’re really sensitive and you can really use that feature to kind of hold the vocal where you need it to be held and really get the right stuff out of it.”
At the stage right position is Colten Hyten, who used the Roland M-5000C Live Mixing Console for monitors. “I’ve been using the M-5000 and M-5000C for about a year and a half,” commented Hyten. “I’ve used it for everything from big band to rock shows to a marching band. The desk itself is so flexible that you can use it for anything – it’s really versatile. For these big band shows we have a lot of musicians on stage, so we’re also running six M-48’s. Being able to give the players control of their individual mixes so they hear in their in-ears exactly what they want to hear is a blessing. A lot of them are studio musicians, so having that level of control in a live situation similar to what they would have in the recording studio has been amazing.
Toby Caldwell echoes Colten Hyten’s comments on the M-48: “The M-48’s are pretty amazing. I was pretty astounded by the flexibility and the ability to make a group of that many musicians get exactly what they need in the headphones. The drummer is going to want something totally different on his box and have much more different control than, say, a piano player, and a piano player isn’t going to want ten tracks of drums on his rig; with the M-48’s, you can really set it up to where each person can have the exact set of sub-mixers they want and really get a comfortable mix on stage,” stated Caldwell. “I think the M-48’s are probably about the most flexible system I’ve seen that enables a really large group of musicians to be able to really connect with each other on stage.”
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Photo caption 1: Tim Rushlow and His Big Band performed a series of sold-out shows titled “Home for the Holidays” as they transformed the historic Nashville Palace into a 1960s Vegas-style Supper Club. Pictured is FOH engineer Toby Caldwell, working with the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console.
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Photo caption 2: Tim Rushlow and His Big Band performed a series of sold-out shows titled “Home for the Holidays” as they transformed the historic Nashville Palace into a 1960s Vegas-style Supper Club. Pictured is monitor engineer Colten Hyten at stage right, working with the Roland M-5000C Live Mixing Console.
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About The Nashville Palace
The Nashville Palace first opened its doors in 1977 when John A. Hobbs became the founding father and served as its owner for two decades. Jerry Reed was a frequent performer at the venue, performing from the stage over 30 times in the first year alone. It was known as Jerry Reed’s Nashville Palace. The Palace helped launch some of music’s finest artists, including Lorrie Morgan and Ricky Van Shelton, and became the hotspot for Opry legends to pop into following their performances at the Opry House located across the street. Other artists who have performed at the Nashville Palace over the years include Randy Travis, George Jones, Roy Acuff, Mel Tillis, Jack Greene, Porter Wagoner, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings and many more.
About Tim Rushlow
Recording artist Tim Rushlow’s career has been populated with 11 million records sold, CMA and ACM Awards, 3 Grammy nominations, 8 world tours and numerous other accolades. Born in Oklahoma and raised in Texas, Rushlow catapulted to fame as lead singer for the country super group, Little Texas. Between 1991 and 1998, the group charted 20 singles on Billboard’s country chart, including the upbeat Number 1 hit “God Blessed Texas” and the poignant power ballad and crossover Number 1 smash, “What Might Have Been”. When the group disbanded, Rushlow embarked on a successful solo career shifting from Warner Bros. Records, with Jim Ed Norman, to Atlantic Records. Tim scored 2 chart-topping hits and his emotionally moving song “She Misses Him”, which became a Top 5 record gaining Tim a National Spokesman spot for the Alzheimer’s Association for 2 years. Tim went on to have 2 more record deals with Lyric Street Records and Universal Records before taking a break from recording to focus on his ability as an entertainer on tour in his critically acclaimed unplugged solo show called “One Man, One Guitar, One Night”, which crisscrossed the country over the last 5 years taking him from theatre and cabaret stages to performing around the world unplugged for our Sailors and Soldiers in some very dangerous locations many times over the past 8 years. His latest phase, Tim Rushlow & His Big Band, is drawn from his desire to share his lifelong dream to be a curator for the Great American Songbook to the next generation.