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Total Production International’s Zoe Mutter recently caught with veteran Chickenfoot, near of their sold-out European tour. The result is an entertaining and detailed look at the band’s touring setup and production, including some great insight from sound engineer Michael “Ace” Baker.

Needless to say, the band – alumni and Michael Anthony, guitarist and, on this tour, drummer Kenny Aronoff (filling in for RHCP drummer Chad Smith) – are all consummate professionals, as are Baker and the rest of the crew.

Baker offers some great commentary on his use of the StudioLive 2.4.2 console. An intrinsic part of his FOH setup, he uses the console for -button, no hassle recording of the band. As Baker explains, he discovered the StudioLive while on with Tower of Power. “ had also provided some recording equipment for Sammy Hagar’s club, Cabo Wabo,” says Baker. “They recommended we take the console on with Chickenfoot, and now I’m pretty vocal about my love of it. I think it sounds incredible and I’ve been able to multi-track record all the shows really easily. It takes no room when it’s set and has been with me on every since I first used it – as a FOH desk or a recording desk.”

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