Joe Bonamassa sings the blues with Newton
Friday, 31 May 2019
joebonamassa3Joe Bonamassa played a three-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall
UK - On Joe Bonamassa’s current world tour, system engineer Michael Grabarczyk relies on Outline’s Newton FPGA-based processing platform. Bonamassa played a three-night residency at London’s Royal Albert Hall in April as part of his European spring tour, for which Adlib provided a full audio package, including part of their Newton stock.
Michael comments, “Newton is an extremely capable device. A single 1RU unit replaces a multitude of current industry standard devices. The clocking flexibility, simplistic routing, and plentiful IO makes Newton a dream to use. Each output has gain, delay, polarity, layers of EQ, and every filter type including both types of all pass filters. The possible uses for the device are incredible.
“Not only can the Newton make a whole rack of gear disappear, but sonically it is very transparent. When applying a filter, you hear the filter, nothing else. I find achieving the desired result not only easier, but also improves the overall sonic performance of the entire system.”
Michael concludes, “As Newton becomes increasingly popular and more companies start to stock them, I will absolutely continue to spec them for my systems. One unit has found a new permanent home in my FOH drive rack for Joe Bonamassa, though.”
(Jim Evans)

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