Clayton Hutson is a production manager, music producer, event manager and a live sound engineer. In the course of his career, he has worked with many high profile artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Garbage and Guns N’ Roses. He is best known in the music industry for engineering, production, and design. He attended Central Michigan University and graduated with BFA in Theatre Design and Technical Production.
Clayton Hutson views on SD11
Staind frontman and founder Aaron Lewis has made DiGiCo first SD11 debut on the road and in the field. In support of this debut, Town Line which is a country-tinged album was released in March 2011. An acoustic duo setting features Lewis as the stripped-down tour headlining 700-seat churches, honky-tonks, and casinos. It also involves playing opening slots on festival bills and 50,000 seat arenas.
Clayton Hutson is DiGiCo long-time user. He has numerous titles under his name ranging from tour manager, day-to-day production manager to monitor engineer. Hutson has read all about SD11 rack-mountable system and his interests were high on getting the first one of this tour on his hands. He has over the years driven most of the DiGiCo console market. They include several SD8’s on various one-off gigs and SD7 on previous year Maxwell tour.
Hutson explains that almost ten years ago he had the very first Marilyn Mason’s hand-built D5. DigiCo supported him considering Marilyn Manson volatility and the risk involved in taking a new console. From there he has been a great supporter of DiGiCo.
The 19” SD11 which is DiGiCo small offering regarding price and size offered the perfect solution to Hutson while handling Lewis tour. He was now in control of Lewis’ sound and was not at the mercy of local production companies. He was able to carry his console without budgetary constraints. The SD 11 has sonics features and functionalities that Hutson has grown to rely on. Learn more: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm8799240/?ref_=nv_sr_1
It goes along with Hutson’s different tour modes of travel. It is a compact mixing system, that he could check as baggage on fly dates or easily bow beneath the tour bus. Hutson continues to explain that it is hard to achieve consistency and control while working with companies with different consoles. He says he was looking for the best solution, something that has a small format that he could even put at the back of the trailer, and Digico has provided a product to match that application.