Rock legends, Muse, are known for their breathtaking live shows, and their latest 2016 Drone World tour is no exception.
When designing the new technical stage setup, Muse MIDI wizard Gavin Ellis asked us to design and build a new suite of software to sit at the heart of the Muse show control.
With patch change and controller messages sent to numerous devices and instruments during the show, the software would need to assign an array of these messages to each song in the setlist.
This control information would also need to be relayed to stage to inform musicians and crew of essential changes.
Building on our ideas from previous tours, Stadium2 has been completely redesigned and rebuilt.
The latest database technology coupled with a much improved GUI brings a mass of new features to the show control software, and with all stored setups immediately available, new setlists can quickly be created and edited right up to showtime.
A network connected iPad Pro running our new Stadium2 Remote App provides realtime information to drummer Dom Howard during the show, and becomes a handy touchscreen show controller during sound-checks and rehearsals.
With the setlist in place, all show setups are automatically loaded, pausing only for a final foot-switch ‘go’ from Dom after the iPad confirms everything has loaded correctly.