United April Tour-Coming to an End..

Three weeks has gone by in a flash and we are at the end of the USA tour already. Big thanks to Mid America Sound for the great job and expertise they provided all tour. Big thanks to Stephen Pippett, Brad Law, Ian Hendrick, Greg Leacock and Nick Chislett for the awesome job they do and the attitude with which they execute it!

Thanks to Brad Law for a few of the pictures posted below! Click  on the thumbnails to enlarge.

Below is a short sample of our work in action!

Chase Tower - February 3, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Stellar board mix, if that is what I was listening to. Great Mix!

Kyle McMahon - May 2, 2010 - 6:55 pm

great pics and good board mix. Sounded great

United Tour April 2010 Has Begun

This trip began a little harder than most…a 6 hour delay in Sydney airport and a consequential missed connection in San Francisco meant that we didn’t arrive in Boston till the morning of our first event and left us without much sleep over the 32+ hours of travel time.. Never-the-less, the Wang Theater was sold out and a good time was had by all. From there it was the Tower Theater in Philly, Izod Center in New Jersey followed by the Sears Center in Chicago, where the event posted a most tickets ever sold! Good times.

For this run of event we have contracted Mid America Sound, who are providing an enjoyable L-Acoustics V-Dosc rig.

I am running a PM5D-RH at FOH, clocking to a big ben at 96k and sending L&R through an Avalon 747 before running into Dolby Lake Processing.

-Click on the thumbnails to enlarge the photos!-

Thanks to Brad Law and Pippett for the footage!

Sydney, Australia – March 2010 //United Studio Album//

March 2010 has seen the commencement of  Hillsong United‘s second studio album.. We are recording in Studio 1 at  Studios 301 in Sydney, making very good use of the 72 channel Neve 88R and the great sounding rooms the facilities include. After a week of solid work we are well under way…more to come!

Here are a few pics of progress so far!

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Thanks to Michael Guy Chislett and Adsy for a few of the snaps..

JimmyRudder - July 16, 2012 - 9:54 am

Hey Chris..It was very varied, not just one type.

Chris Navarrete - July 15, 2012 - 9:01 pm

Hey James, I was wondering what kind of microphones do you mainly use to record United? I know you guys maybe used many but what what did you mainly use?

FELIPE.DS - November 21, 2011 - 5:03 am

Hello Jimmy many blessings
I am from Chile and I was in the concert the day Saturday, I am the youth that I call you to speak with you little before beginning the concert and we didn’t understand each other very well for our language (English-Spanish)..I was located ahead of you… do you remind me?
Firstly to tell you that I love your work, it sounded incredible!!! , God follows you blessing and giving forces every day but.
Jimmy that microphones the singers occupied in this tour?
Is the other thing that wanted to wonder if your you can help me, with my band we are working in our first album and do we want to listen your opinion regarding one of our songs, can we send you the song so that you listen to it?
Thank you for your help and your time, this my e-mail Felipe.dsband@gmail.com


Christopher Mize - October 18, 2011 - 3:00 pm

Thanks for the response.. It seems that yall took a new approach on the drum sounds on the aftermath album…im sure yall had fun with it..you hear more of a raw sound and yall really let those drums speak..

Love your work…

-God Bless!

JimmyRudder - October 18, 2011 - 11:05 am

Hey Chris,
The Aftermath drum sound was comprised of about 5 different drum kits (mostly ludwig and gretsch components from a variety of eras) and was recorded in about 5 different locations. The reason I mention locations is a lot of the sound you hear is reliant on those rooms and those placements.

Christopher Mize - October 17, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Hey jimmy,

Is kobes using Ludwig centennials in that picture?.. Were these drums (besides snare) what he used for the entire album?


JimmyRudder - October 17, 2011 - 5:10 pm

Hey Christian,
There was a fair bit of changing going on during the process but mostly A and K customs.

Christian Leonard - October 15, 2011 - 9:51 pm

Hey, What cymbals did Kobes use on the “aftermath” record?

Carlos Arellano - April 22, 2010 - 10:58 pm

Great pics!!! Love ur work!!

Natalie - April 5, 2010 - 12:48 am

that looks awesome
sydney is pretty cool
the work looks seriously complicated must b some einstein

daniel han - March 30, 2010 - 1:15 pm

looks exciting! we miss you here in the OC. hope you guys rock it on tour.