The Chainsmokers’ musical journey.

The Chainsmokers is an American band made up of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart. The duo met in an art gallery. Both Alex and Taggart have always loved music, and their passions lead them to establish a band which has emerged a great success in the entertainment industry.

Alex and Andrew first grew their friendship, the two would meet up for coffee, and they discovered they had a lot in common and shared similar goals in life. Having similar visions in life was one of the signs that they would work together.

 

The duo majors in electropop, a genre that is gaining popularity by the day. Many music lovers are embracing the fresh and new sound by the Chainsmokers. However, the journey has not been easy. When Andrew was in college, he colleagues made fun of him, because of his taste in music, but the perception of electropop has changed.

 

To make the listening experience better, Chainsmkoers have used personal life stories to write their songs, by writing some of the things they go through as young musicians, they can create a personal feeling between them and their fans.

 

Key lessons learned from the chainsmokers.

 

The chainsmokers are a great inspiration to young people as well as upcoming artists, they have overcome all odds and managed to emerge a great success.

 

One of the critical lessons before joining a group is to identify whether your dreams are compatible, one of the unique things about the Chainsmokers is their friendship, before becoming a group, the two first shared and their goals were compatible making the journey more bearable.

 

Believe in yourself, for Alex Pall quitting his job to become a musician was not easy as he took music as a hobby and not a career. However, he took the bold step and quit his job to follow his passion. Taggart on the other was ridiculed for his taste in music, this must have been very hard for Andrew, but he chose to ignore the negativity and concentrate on what he wanted to achieve in life.

 

The Chainsmokers have proven to be unique in their work, and are a promising group. All we can do now is wait for future projects and wish them all the best as they wow us with their productions.

 

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Clayton Hutson: at the SD11 Forefront

The SD11 has finally made its debut with front man Aaron Lewis and the band Staind. Clayton Hutson was able to take DiGiCo’s SD11 on the road to casinos and small arenas. All seats were sold-out stages ranging from churches, honky-tonks, 50,000 seat arenas, festivals, and 700-seat casinos. This tour featured Lewis in a stripped down version featuring his country album, Town Line.

 

Clayton Hutson is a long-time user of DiGiCo consoles. He has used almost every console that the company has came out with. He has used the SD7, SD8, and D5. The D5 was the first hand-built platform for Marilyn Manson ten years ago. Clayton Hutson was highly interested in getting the small SD11 for the Aaron Lewis outing. He ordered it as soon as it came out, and it arrived halfway through the tour.

 

For this expedition, Clayton Hutson was the Production Tour Manager and the FOH/Monitor engineer. The SD11 was very compact and easily stored away for the trip. At only 19 inches and audible sound, it was a perfect solution.

 

On show day, Hutson was able to get the console working within 15 minutes. Hutson did both monitors and FOH for the guitars of Ben Kitterman and Lewis’ vocals. Even though this tour was a smaller production, it still had some challenges. There is still demand for perfection on all sonic performance levels. What goes on onstage has to be tailored to what goes on in the house, you work with what you are given.

 

The SD11 is no different than other DiGiCo  platforms. The EQ reacted the same as it would with the SD7. Clayton Hutson has found himself relying on DiGiCo for his professional career and sound qualities. The SD11 was truly impressive in its small package.

 

Since he was young, Clayton Hutson has been into music. After many years of dedicating his time to it, he has turned his passion into a career. He has worked with several celebrities including Guns N’ Roses, Kelly Clarkson, Garbage, and Pink. For his company, he is the production manager and live sound engineer. He and his team offer show producing, monitor engineering, logistics management, production designing, rigging, and stage management. They give onsite execution and budget friendly options, making it a one stop shop for event needs. Learn more: https://onmogul.com/claytonhutson