Press Releases

Radial’s HDI Becomes the Go-To Professional DI For World Class Artists

August 20th, 2021

Since its introduction just over a year ago, the HDI, Radial Engineering’s flagship high-definition studio DI, has quickly become the go-to studio tool of choice for world-leading artists, engineers, and producers, including Jason Mraz, Tony Levin, Jacquire King, Mark Egan, Chris Rakestraw, Michael Dean, Jason Hook, and John Rzeznik, to name a few. The list […]


Joe West – PZ-Pro

October 29th, 2020

Grammy Award Winner and Hit Songwriter Joe West invites us into his studio for an up-close and personal deep dive of the PZ-Pro by Radial Engineering. Demoing the PZ-Pro and showcasing some tips and tricks plus the setting he uses for acoustic guitars in the studio and on stage. PZ-Pro NEW! True 2 Channel Acoustic Command […]


Will Wells: Relying on Radial from Stage to Studio

March 23rd, 2020

Will Wells wears many hats — producer, songwriter, professional musician, recording engineer, to name a few. We recently had a chance to sit down with Will on a break in his busy schedule to talk about projects past, present, and future, and what role Radial Engineering products play in those projects. Radial: You’ve worked with […]


Radial Gear Runs like a Dream

September 25th, 2018

Radial welcomes Mike Campbell to the Radial artist roster. An award winning guitarist, songwriter, and record producer, Mike is a founding member of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and co-wrote many of the band’s hits with Petty. He also co-produced many of their records. Tom Petty’s songs co-written by Campbell including “Refugee”, “Here Comes My […]


Radial Gear used on all Top Ten Tours This Month!

August 1st, 2018

The following information is courtesy of the Pro Sound News CenterStage August article, where they provide the equipment notes for each month’s top grossing tours. We are grateful to be featured in every act’s equipment list for August of 2018! 1. Taylor Swift – Eighth Day Sound Radial JS2 – Passive 2-way Microphone Splitter Radial JS3 – Passive […]


Your Favorite Enemies making friends (and music) in Morocco and relying on Radial gear

July 9th, 2018

Your Favorite Enemies in their Tangier studio. (l-r) Miss Isabel (vocals and keyboard), Alex Foster (vocals), Sef (guitar), Ben Lemelin (bass), Jeff Beaulieu (guitar) and Charles “Moose” Allicie (drums). Recently back from several months in Tangier, Canadian band Your Favourite Enemies has resumed their residency at their studio – a converted former church in Drummondville, […]


A Studio Fit for a King — Jacquire King

June 25th, 2018

Jacquire King in his new studio. Several Radial products made the cut and Radial’s sister acoustics treatment company, Primacoustic, was selected to treat all the studio spaces. Jacquire King’s new studio ‘LBT’ offers the multi-award winning producer, what he calls ‘creative elbow room’ and immediate access to all the instruments he has collected over the […]


Radial’s 500 Series Gear a ‘Powerhouse’ in ZBB’s John Driskell Hopkins’ New Brighter Shade Studios

June 11th, 2018

Not everyone has 2500 square feet to work with when planning a studio build but if they did, they could take a suggestion or two from the design book of John Driskell Hopkins – ‘Hop’. As a founding member of Zac Brown Band, Hop had a few essentials in mind when conjuring his dream space […]


Pete Thorn the Demo-lition Man

March 10th, 2018

Self proclaimed “Guitar Nerd”, Pete Thorn is a prolific axe-man who has been steadily making a name for himself in the guitar community. He has toured as the guitarist with the likes of Chris Cornell, Don Henley, and Melissa Etheridge. He is a columnist for Premier Guitar Magazine. Above all, his YouTube channel has become […]


Guitarist Russ Hewitt rides on with Radial

January 10th, 2018

You could say that Nuevo Flamenco artist Russ Hewitt has one of those storied successful arranged marriages… to his career that is. As a student of classical guitar at UNT, the Texas born Hewitt shifted focus and committed to a new style of music that would allow him to keep his schedule full and his […]


Ari Raskin walks successfully with his Vagabond Shoes… and Radial gear!

December 7th, 2017

Manhattan based recording/mix engineer, producer and guitarist Ari Raskin has been busy co-producing and mixing a handful of tracks for drum/bass EDM band Break Science but took some time to talk about some of his staple studio gear choices and offers a snapshot of life as a successful freelancer. Before Break Science there was (sticking […]


Welcoming Jordan Honsinger of Cold Creek County

November 29th, 2017

It’s been a big year for Cold Creek County. They released the Homemade EP, made the front cover of Canadian Musician magazine, and were nominated for 2017 Group Of The Year at the Juno Awards and the CCMA Awards! Perhaps most triumphant of all: their multi-instrumentalist Jordan Honsinger has been added to Radial’s artist roster! Radial Artist Relations […]


Fan of the videos on Well, there’s a little Radial behind the scenes…

November 17th, 2017

In 2015 when Kai Narezo, flamenco guitarist and video producer, was auditioning new recording gear for his gig with, he reached out to Radial to talk 500 series. Narezo’s challenge was to source gear that would faithfully represent not just the nuance of every performance, but the truest representation of the sound coming each […]


Radial keeps it clean on the Blake Shelton tour

September 27th, 2017

With Blake Shelton’s latest tour wrapping up this month, we touched base with FOH Brad Baisley on the Radial gear he chose to take and see how it performed. Turns out Brad and Blake’s bass player Rob Byus considered going in another DI direction, only to come back to the Radial J48. Brad explains: “When […]


Home Studio Tour: Simple Plan’s Sébastien Lefebvre

September 12th, 2017

In the spring of 2014 Sébastien Lefebvre, guitarist for Simple Plan moved his family to a new home and decided he wanted to build a home studio. He was starting to write and produce more so it made perfect sense to take advantage of the new space. And he did… Starting with—of all things—a simple […]


Announcing Jordan Rudess and the Radial Key-Largo

June 16th, 2017

Arguably the most influential keyboard player on stage today, Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater has become the first artist to officially endorse the Radial Key-Largo: a combination keyboard mixer, digital to analog interface, and performance pedal. According to Jim Rhodes (Radial Artist Relations): “Immediately after we announced the Key-Largo at the January NAMM show, Jordan […]


Radial Backstage at Father John Misty

June 5th, 2017

Adam Janis here—taking stab at writing for ‘Tales from the Rhodes’ about a recent visit Jim Rhodes and I made to the Father John Misty tour at Malkin Bowl on a beautiful Vancouver night Prior to our visit, the Misty crew had requested a few pieces of Radial gear which included the new Key-Largo™ keyboard mixer. […]


It’s the JDI Motherlode on tour with Mother Mother

May 14th, 2017

  Mother Mother’s vocal harmonies and indie style of music has found its favor with audiences and even into a Kraft television commercial in 2012. The sister/brother team of Molly and Ryan Guldemond along with band mates Ali Siadat, Mike Young and Jasmin Parkin recently wrapped up an incredible 5-night stand at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom, […]


Radial Backstage at Earth, Wind & Fire

November 9th, 2016

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of R&B, soul, funk, jazz, disco, pop, rock and Latin for over 45 years. The band originated in Chicago in 1971 and now have over 21 albums under their belt and 7 top ten singles worldwide. Joining them on their current Heart and […]


Small Boxes, Big Sounds

September 18th, 2016

The following is an article written by David Morgan and was published in the August 2016 (14.11) edition of FOH Magazine. David is the FOH Engineer for James Taylor, Seal, Five For Fighting, Steely Dan, Paul Simon and many others.   A friend of mine in Vancouver, Canada, occasionally sends me surprises that are always […]


#RadialRoadtrip with Florida Georgia Line

September 14th, 2016

Between September 8th to 11th, 2016, Radial’s sales rep Shuu accompanied and live-streamed life on the road with country band, Florida Georgia Line. The entire crew uses various pieces of Radial gear, from the Tonebone® Twin City™ to the Firefly™. To see the full length video streams of our weekend with the band, visit our […]


A Heavy Load: Amplifying Orchestral Instruments At Rock Concert Levels

August 31st, 2016

This is an article originally written by Radial’s President and CEO, Peter Janis, for ProSoundWeb.  One of the most challenging tasks confronted by a sound engineer is amplifying orchestral instruments on a loud stage. Problems abound, including bleed, resonance, feedback… oh, and frustration! It’s important to first understand the environment before dealing with the challenges. […]


Sevendust auditions the JDX Direct-Drive during sound check

August 30th, 2016

While in Toronto last week, we met up with the guys from Sevendust to show them some new toys during sound check. This is Clint Lowery playing through our Tonebone® Trimode, along with the Mooer Reecho, then into our new JDX Direct-Drive. You are only hearing one direct line from the Direct-Drive… NO amp, NO mics! […]


Stuart McCredie, engineer for Kelly Clarkson, hits the road with the JDX Direct Drive

August 5th, 2016

In 1972, Stuart McCredie’s Scottish folk-pop group ‘Middle of the Road’ had a UK #1 hit with ‘Chirpy, Chirpy, Cheep, Cheep’ and continues to tour to this day when the guitarist can step away from his busy Glasgow based studio Terminal Music. With a client list including The Fratellis, Simple Minds, Echo & The Bunnymen, […]


Radial goes backstage at Adele show in Vancouver

August 2nd, 2016

[youtube] ‘Rumor has it’ that at the recent sold out Adele show in Vancouver, Radial’s Jim Rhodes had to wrestle back the much-anticipated KeyLargo™ prototype from the crew when he brought some gear for show and tell!  


Radial Backstage at The Lumineers

July 23rd, 2016

When The Lumineers visited Deer Lake Park in Burnaby, Radial’s Jim Rhodes met up with the crew to show them some new products and see how they were incorporating the Radial SGI™ and other boxes into their rig.


Radial Backstage at Monster Truck

May 19th, 2016

When Monster Truck came through Vancouver this year, Radial’s Jim Rhodes stopped in during their set-up at the Commodore Ballroom and brought with him the specially made monitor split the band had ordered from Radial’s custom shop. Part of Radial’s mandate is to come up with solutions to any audio-related issue that one might come […]


Mariana’s Trench “Gear Masters” shows a lot of Radial!

May 12th, 2016

Digital Tour Bus recently asked the guys from Mariana’s Trench what their setup is for “The Hey You Guys!! Tour”. Watch the entire video for an in-depth look at their stellar guitar collection and to see how involved the band is with their equipment. Click on the band member’s name below to fast-forward to the Radial […]


Marianas Trench Can’t Get Enough of the Radial Headload

April 27th, 2016

During the recording of their most recent album, Astoria, Marianas Trench front-man Josh Ramsay took the project through a handful of studios. The initial recording of the album was completed in his own studio ‘The Umbrella Factory’, then orchestral session were recorded at world-renowned ‘The Warehouse’, with the final work being completed at his new […]


Radial Backstage at X-Ambassadors

April 5th, 2016

When the X Ambassadors came to Vancouver on their VHS tour, Jim Rhodes from Radial went backstage to see what gear the band was using for their rig and to show them some new products.


2016 NAMM chat with Mark Wolfson and Neil Citron from Ricki and the Flash, legendary bassist Chuck Rainey, and The Yardbird’s guitarist Johnny A.

March 11th, 2016

Radial had hundred of musicians, producers and gear-heads stop by the NAMM booth this year. In this episode we talk with Mark Wolfson and Neil Citron who were heavily involved in the recording process of Ricki and the Flash; Chuck Rainey who has played bass on over 150,000 songs by artists such as Steely Dan, […]


2016 NAMM chat with Steve Vai, Pat Metheny bassist Mark Egan, four-time Grammy Winner Jimmy Douglass, and Dream Theatre’s Richard Chycki & Maddi Schieferstein (Part 4)

March 1st, 2016

Radial had hundred of musicians, producers and gear-heads stop by the NAMM booth this year. In this episode we talk with Steve Vai, Mark Egan (Bassist – Pat Metheny, Gil Evans, Elements), Jimmy Douglass (Engineer – Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Rolling Stones), Richard Chycki (Engineer – Dream Theatre, Rush, Aerosmith) and Maddi Schieferstein (Tech/Coordinator – Dream […]


2016 NAMM chat with Terry Lawless of U2, Jerry Lopez of Milo Greene and Thomas Wolfe of Everlast (Part 3)

February 25th, 2016

Radial had hundred of musicians, producers and gear-heads stop by the NAMM booth this year. In this episode we talk with Andy Hong (Gear Review Editor – Tape Op), Tomas Wolfe (FOH – The Neighbourhood, Everlast), Jerry Lopez ( Audio Engineer – Milo Greene, Fox Pomona) and Terry Lawless (Keyboardist/Programmer – U2).


2016 NAMM chat with Bass and Guitar players for, Deep Purple-Steve Morse; Genesis-Daryl Stuermer; Beck-Justin Meldal-Johnson and Sting’s Mixing Engineer Dave Rideau (Part 1)

February 11th, 2016

Radial had hundred of musicians, producers and gear-heads stop by the NAMM booth this year. In this episode we talk with Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), Daryl Stuermer (Genesis, Phil Collins), David Rideau (TLC, Sting, Janet Jackson) and Justin Meldal-Johnson (Beck, Nine Inch Nails, M83).


Antoine Dufour Pairs Radial Products With His New DiMarzio Acoustic Pickups

February 3rd, 2016

Acoustic fingerstyle virtuoso, Antoine Dufour, shows how he gets his sound with the new DiMarzio Black Angel and Black Angel Piezo pickups. Dufour relies on two Radial Tonebone PZ-Pre acoustic preamps to drive his Black Angels while shaping their tone and eliminating feedback. There is also a Radial JPC stereo direct box on his pedalboard to send his signal wherever it needs […]


Radial Backstage with Havok

January 28th, 2016

On November 12th, 2015, Radial went backstage to see how the guys from Havok were using their Radial gear.


Metal head Devin Townsend shows off his Radial gear

January 21st, 2016

Metal guru Devin Townsend recently showed off his rig and low and behold he had Radial gear in it. Who woulda thought?  Anyway, here’s what Devin had to share.


Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch outfits his new studio with Radial and Primacoustic gear

January 21st, 2016

“What I honestly use the most is the Radial Workhorse 500 Series,” Hook continues. “I have two of those. For the most part, I use the Vintech and the Neve 500 Series modules. I’ve got the 573, 551 Rupert Neve EQ. I also have M&K MPS2510P monitors. They’re the same monitors, the 7.1 surround, that […]


Renowned Record Producer, Cenzo Townshend talks Radial Gear and his new Decoy Studios.

January 19th, 2016

Cenzo Townshend is an English music producer, mixer and audio engineer, and has worked with artists and bands including a-ha, The Kaiser Chiefs, U2, Snow Patrol, Florence + The Machine, Franz Ferdinand, Corinne Bailey Rae and Thirty Seconds to Mars. He recently sat down with Paul Crognale of Shure UK (Radial’s UK distributor)  to talk about how he got into producing […]


Radial goes backstage with AC/DC

November 9th, 2015

AC/DC’s Rock or Bust Tour recently made a stop in Vancouver, BC and Radial Engineering President Peter Janis grabbed at the chance to go back stage to see what Radial gear was behind the global tour. Here he is with AC/DC’s Front-of-House(FOH) Engineer, Paul ‘Pab’ Boothroyd checking things out!


Emilio Garcia Trio-A Tonebone Power Player

August 20th, 2015

Emilio Garcia, great guitar teacher, composer, creator of trends and innovator to the masses is Croma Ltd.’s (Chile) house musician and user of Radial Tonebone products. Here’s his latest.


Dan Briggs: 3 bands, 1 bass and his J48 DI

April 14th, 2015

I use the J48 with my Spector NS2000-5 with active EMG pick ups and blend it with my Sunn 300t head out front. When the band travels overseas I simply just run my bass through the J48 and a line from that straight to my in-ears and it’s just as beefy as it sounds coming out of my 8×10 back home; clear pronounced lows and full bodied highs. I love the way it sounds! In the studio I use it to run certain effects direct as well, bypassing the amp/cabinet.


Janet Robin’s three R’s: Rhoads, the Road and Radial

April 14th, 2015

It is said that some people peak in high school. Janet Robin wasn’t having any of that. Her road from youth to late teens was just the prelude to a career that continually showcases her boundless talent and energy. From studying guitar with a superbly talented and famous teacher through rocking it out with the […]


FOH Jon Garber helms The Band Perry tour and packs plenty of Radial

April 14th, 2015

When FOH Jon Garber decided to move on to a new challenge after touring with Rascal Flatts for nine years, it turns out he didn’t have to look too far for a fresh gig. In fact, his new job with The Band Perry meant he’d probably be taking the same planes, trains and automobiles as […]


Radial’s SW8, a matter of trust according to David Rosenthal on Billy Joel tour

April 14th, 2015

David Rosenthal has a pretty plum freelance gig. For 21 years Rosenthal has performed with Billy Joel as keyboardist, adding musical director to his title along the way. Long gone are the days of challenging countless other keyboardists for a job. Rosenthal credits his highly successful career path to his always looking for an ‘edge’. […]


‘The Voice’ winner Javier Colon casts his vote for the PZ-Pre

April 14th, 2015

Making anything look easy takes a lot of hard work.  Standing out from the many who seek success also takes a lot of work. There are a select few whose dedication pays off in unprecedented ways. Success that was elusive and existing only in its potential suddenly moves at a momentum that defies even the […]


Devin Malone relies on Radial for tour with Hunter Hayes

April 14th, 2015

Hitting the road with young country star Hunter Hayes, Nashville based musician Devin Malone will cross the States and parts of Canada for the next several weeks. Like Hayes, Malone is a multi-instrumentalist but takes up guitar duties for this tour that launched March 20th in Kentucky.  Malone wrapped up some exciting projects just prior […]


Andy Chichon shines with his Firefly

April 13th, 2015

When Australian born bass player Andy Cichon arrived in New York almost 20 years ago his first job was touring with then nascent band, Five For Fighting.  It wasn’t long before he was invited to gig with Shania Twain, only to be discovered by Billy Joel and, the story since then has taken Cichon back […]


Peter Moshay chooses Radial for Live From Daryl’s House

April 13th, 2015

Since 2007 Daryl Hall has opened up his home to host a diverse selection of contemporary artists who walk in the front door bringing their instruments and their musicianship ‘A’ game. A sample of artists who have come to jam and dine with Hall include Jason Mraz, Cee-Lo Green, Shelby Lynne, Joe Walsh, Booker T, Blind […]