Clayton Huston is an entrepreneur in the music industry. He has his own business where he provides services to musicians such as managing a tour and doing everything else that is required behind the scenes to make a concert a success. He has a bachelor’s degree in theatre design and initially started out working for other companies. Over the course of his career has been many things such as a project manager, rigger, sound engineer, and even a driver of the musical equipment truck.
DiGiCo makes many of the consoles that Clayton Huston likes to use. He says that several years ago he had the very first D5 this company puts out. He used it while managing Marilyn Manson’s career. He says that at the time he was wary of using new equipment because Marilyn Manson can be rather volatile when things don’t go as planned during a concert. He used the D5 anyway and as it turned out the tour went off without a hitch. That made him a long time believer in DiGiCo equipment, he says.
Clayton Huston also got the opportunity to use the very first SD11 console that firm ever produced. He used is for a concert tour for Aaron Lewis, the founder and frontman of the rock band Staind. He said this console is also an excellent investment. It worked beautifully in every venue that tour had stops in. This included 50,000-set arenas, festivals, 700-seat casinos, honky-tonks, and even some churches.
Another system in the music industry that Clayton Huston is a fan of is the Kinesys Elevation 1+ system. He says this makes rigging a much safer job. It also makes precise and reliable movements and he regards the system as brilliant. One of the most important parts of this system, he says, is the Kinesys LibraCells which are load-measuring shackles. They can all be controlled with hand-held digital devices. He last used this system while serving as the automation operator for OneRepublic’s concert tour of North America.
Clayton Huston says that he developed a lot of experience in the music industry before starting his own firm. He wanted to perfect each skill that it takes to pull off a successful live performance. Eventually he felt the time was right to form his own production management company which he has been successfully leading for the past several years. Learn more: https://www.discogs.com/artist/4165463-Clay-Hutson