Clayton Hutson is a successful live sound engineer who has been on tour with some of the most famous bands and singers in the music industry. As a seasoned production and tour manager, Hutson wants to make sure that he has control of the sound components that are used on the live tours he is with. His flair for the DiGiCo emphasizes the component’s good functions and features.
During his tour with Staind frontman Aaron Lewis, who has sold out concerts in festival bills, honky-tonks, open arenas with a 50,000 seat capacity, churches and casinos; Hutson was not able to bring his own personal console due to a limit in the budget.
Since Hutson does not want to take the risk of using sound systems from house and production companies, he set out to find a console that is small enough for him to pack and carry around on his tours. He explained that it is difficult to attain consistent sound quality control with just any other kind of console, which is why he prefers DiGiCo because it is dependable. He has used it in the past and is still currently using it, and he claims that it never let him down.
The inability to transport his console led Hutson on a search on the internet for a console that is small or compact enough for him to lug around. During his search, he came across DiGiCo’s 19 inches SD11. It has the perfect price and size that he is looking for. And best of all it is DiGiCo – the brand that has all the sonics, feature and functionality he has come to trust.
So he requested for the 19 inches SD11 DiGiCo from the management while they were touring and it arrived on a show day a few days later. Undeniably glad, Hutson was delighted to let the other console reserved for the night show go.
Although Hutson’s stint with the Lewis tour is relatively smaller than the larger ones he was accustomed to, he claims that everything must still be perfect since he is obligated to provide 100% in performance for the person he is currently working for. As he needs to tailor the sounds onstage depending on what is happening, he says that he has not encountered any problems with DiGiCo equipment.
Clay Hutson attributes a major part of his success with the tools of his trade, like the DiGiCo SD11 that he has come to rely on. Learn more: https://twitter.com/hutson_clayton