Tour Supply at the Download Fest

Tour Supply at the Download Fest

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Tour Supply once again had the mobile store set up at Download Festival @ Castle Donnington, UK. It was an eventful weekend which included some really nice weather for a change. The headliners for this years’ show were Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, and Aerosmith…with maybe another hundred bands between.
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It was great to catch up with many old friends and make some new ones. The Tour Supply cabin was in the artist compound backstage and was a welcome oasis for many of the bands. We were able to provide some much needed love in terms of last minute, “oh crap” items that people needed. In some cases, we were handing off orders to be used on stage only minutes later. This is what the mobile store is about for us. Being on site in the trenches and coming through in the clutch is why we attend these festivals.We’re grateful to be a part of Download Festival for the past 6 years in a row now! Many thanks to Andy Copping and the entire staff at Download who humble us by allowing us to be involved year after year.The Download cabin was manned by UK manager “Big” Al Mouat along with Lance Wascom, who brought the Nashville sunshine along – at least on Friday and Saturday!
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Paul Collis was on site from TS UK as well, wearing multiple hats.Paul assisted in the cabin but was very busy all 3 days with Anathema (Friday), Collibus (Saturday) and Winger (Sunday) at FOH and tour wrangling bands. Paul’s “other” company STS Touring once again provided all backline for the festival and even concocted a last minute drum set for one of the bands who arrived sans a drum set due to a slight shipping/packing error!Kudos to Richard Knowles and the STS crew for making it happen.
The Tour Supply cabin can be seen at many other festivals in the UK this year. Here’s the entire lineup including a few that have already passed.  Stop in and see us if you’re attending any of these upcoming shows: Radio 1 Big Weekend
Parklife
Download
Calling
Wireless
Sonisphere
T In The Park
Kendal Calling
Bloodstock
V Fest
Creamfields

Greetings from Tour Supply!

We’re gearing up for a busy Spring and stocking up on all of your touring essentials over here:

We at Tour Supply’s secret research facility recently came across an informative read. This is an interesting article about in-ear monitor wireless reception brought to us by the fine people at RF Venue. It’s a short and sweet overview of high gain helical antenna and RF in-ear principles that could be helpful to you in the field.

Finally check out the “What is Tour Supply” video shot by Cooper Carter. It’s a great look at some of what we we do and some of the people that do it here at Tour Supply.

That’s all for now.

Until Next Time – Stay Safe and All the Best,
Allen Moreno
Tour Supply, Inc.

February’s Newsletter

Hey Kids,

I hope you are all doing well and have fully recovered from the NAMM show.

I want to thank everyone that came out to our Pre Namm party at Third Encore.  Attendees got a chance to see some of what our Playback Control System can do along with a display of Shure’s impressive Axient and PSM1000 technologies, Fractal Audio’s Axe FXII and innovative case designs by AFW and Pelican. It was a great chance to hang with you and we’re looking forward to seeing you all again at next year’s event.

In an ongoing effort to serve you better we’re unveiling our “Give Us Your List” program. You have enough to deal with as you travel the country (or the world) and we’re here to help.  Send your list of gear and expendable needs ahead of when you get to your pre production rehearsals, one off or TV appearances and we’ll get it together for you when and where you need it. Coming to either Los Angeles, Nashville or New York? Give us your list before you get there and one of our offices in those cities will make sure it’s ready. It’s that easy.

This Month’s employee spotlight is on Patrick Fallon.

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Patrick has a great working knowledge of the recording and engineering side of things having come to us from Dark Horse Recording Studio and from attending Full Sail University for Recording Arts and Music Business. He’s been with us since 2010 and is also a singer/guitarist. Patrick is a self described concert junkie and vinyl enthusiast. Sorry ladies he is married and lives in Fairview with his wife and two dogs.

That’s all for this month.

All the best, stay safe,
Allen

Check out a sample of Playback Control by Tour Supply

Tour Supply has teamed up with Programmer/mad scientist “Viggy” Vignola to bring you Playback Control! We’ve created playback systems for dozens of artists including Aerosmith, Imagine Dragons, Chicago, Rob Zombie and many more! Our systems feature Digital Performer software and are rock solid – in regards to hardware, construction, and programming. We strive to make our systems extremely user friendly and very easy to operate. A footswitch starts each song for you, while you can view and cue up new songs on your integrated iPad. Set list changes on the fly? No problem…with our system you can easily adjust your set list at a moment’s notice. See http://www.playbackcontrol.com for more info or give us a call at Tour Supply – 1-800-933-TOUR(8687).

Tour Supply “What’s Next Summit” pre-namm show

Greetings all,

We would like to invite you to the annual Tour Supply What’s Next Summit January 21st from noon until 5:00 at Third Encore in North Hollywood.  It will be a low stress get together where you’ll get a chance to talk with representatives from  AFW Cases , Fractal Audio, Motu, Playback Control , Pelican Cases and Shure.  We’ll be showcasing some of what we consider to be important products for the coming year and demonstrating how they can work together to make your life easier.  There will be food and drink along with some great door prizes.  If you’re in town for Namm you should come by and say hello.

Third Encore / Tour Supply
10909 Vanowen Street
North Hollywood, CA 91605
818-760-8674

All the Best,
Allen Moreno
Tour Supply Inc.

Happy Holidays From Tour Supply!

Hello kids, just a quick note to wish you and yours a very happy holiday season and to thank you for making 2013 the success it was.

Here’s to a fantastic 2014!

All the Best,
Tour Supply Inc.

Hello kids and welcome to November.

It seems like I was just talking about the coming summer months a minute ago and here we are heading into Winter. 

While you guys are looking around on the interwebs, you should pay a visit to the Tour Supply website and visit the Specials section. There you will find a variety of items that we’re moving at some pretty serious discounts. We’ll be constantly updating the inventory in there so check back often.

We’ve been busy here at the Tour Supply laboratories trying to keep up on the latest and greatest in gadgets and technology. A couple of products that caught our collective eye this month were the AFW Roller vault and the TC Electronics Spark Mini Booster.

When I first started playing in bands, buying cases for my instruments was the last thing I wanted to spend money on and remains one the least sexy aspects of gigging. That and waiting around for hours at sound check, or tearing down after a show and then not dumping my gear until 2am only to be woken up at 6:45 by my 3 year old who wants a bowl of Cheerios and Dora the Explorer, but I digress. I would much rather have spent my money on things with buttons and lights and other products guaranteed to grow hair and make me play better. Now that I’m older and have learned a few expensive lessons I have an appreciation for cases. With this in mind I wanted to show you the AFW Roller Vault.

This is a mini guitar vault that was designed to fit either three electric solid body or two electric and one acoustic guitars. I should note that I’ve been able to safely fit three solid body Fenders and a dreadnought acoustic guitar in mine as well as add a custom slot for a lap steel in the lid.

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 This is an extremely useful tool for working guitarists that also doubles as an onstage stand with a pretty small footprint. Now you wont have to travel with cases and additional stands. These can also be special ordered to fit basses or wide body electrics but will take about two weeks to make. They’ve been hard to keep in stock so please call your local Tour Supply to make sure they have one before coming down to kick the tires.

The next thing we want to show you this month is the T.C. Electronics Spark Mini Booster. It’s another one of T.C.’s great analog pedals and it will give your tone a gnarly kick in the pants. It will take something that already has a little gain to it and push it into a realm that’s expressive for single notes and aggressive for chordal work. I also recommend it for smoothing out fuzz pedals, a favorite trick of David Gilmour.

Lastly, we’ll be shining the employee spotlight on internet sensation Geoff Barone.

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Geoff has been with Tour Supply since 2006 and now manages the NYC branch of Tour Supply. 

He currently resides on Long Island with his wife, 2 kids and dog. 

In his spare time, he is a songwriter, composer & highly proficient multi-instrumentalist who writes music for TV, Film, Video Games and Musical Theater. 

Visit http://www.geoffbarone.com for more information and listen to music at http://www.geoffbarone.bandcamp.com

That’s all for this month,

All the best, stay safe

Allen