Playback Control

Tour Supply - maker of the PlaybackControl™ system - has been in business since 1998. We have 4 offices in the US: Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, and St Paul, MN. We have another office in Manchester, UK.

We are a retailer focused on servicing the live music/ touring industry. We sell gaff tape, batteries, wireless systems, custom cases, snakes & cables, musical instruments & accessories, pro audio and everything else. We offer a high level of technical support as well which includes amp repair, custom cables/snakes/rack panels, custom pedals & special purpose boxes, pedal boards, wireless racks (including Pelican™ flyrigs), guitar racks & switching systems, as well as the building and programming of playback systems.

Our skilled technicians will build your playback system from the ground up using the finest components including Mogami Cable, Switchcraft & Neutrik connectors, Rackman rack accessories, and the like. Cables are cut to length, neatly wrapped, and tucked away. You can expect a tight, clean professional system that will be plug and play ready.

In addition to Playback Control systems, our technicians can provide wireless system consultation, custom pedal boards, midi & virtual instrument consultation and integration, flyracks, or just a simple custom cable or rack panel. With technical services available in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, and St Paul, Tour Supply’s custom shop can get your project built & delivered in a very timely manner. In many cases, we can offer same day turnarounds!

Thank you for considering us for your playback needs and please consider Tour Supply for any other equipment you may require. We look forward to working with you!

Viggy & Tommy Lee
Viggy with Tommy Lee
Veteran audio designer, programmer, and drum/keyboard tech Viggy Vignola is the genius behind the designing and programming of all PlaybackControl™ systems we sell. Viggy has been toiling in the audio trenches going on 30 years. he got his start as a drum tech working with Whitney Houston and his his career blossomed from there. Over the years Viggy has worked with a myriad of artists ranging from Patti Labelle, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, the Spice Girls, Hanson, Justin Timberlake, Prince, Lauryn Hill, Godsmack, Sevendust, Aerosmith and Tommy Lee. You can learn more here.
For full show design - including scenic, video, lighting, costumes, show direction and more - check out our friends at SRAE Productions.

Digital Performer on Tour: PlaybackControl
From MOTU News:

Many touring acts use MOTU hardware and software for live playback. For NAMM 2013, MOTU showed off a system that is put together by PlaybackControl, in partnership with legendary road technician Viggy Vignola. Viggy has worked with artists as diverse as Whitney Houston, Chicago and Korn. Viggy's "day job" is running the playback rig for the Mötley Crüe band. Viggy was kind enough to lend the actual Mötley Crüe playback rig to demonstrate at the MOTU booth. The "Viggy rig" is a road case with two laptop computers running DP8, four MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid interfaces, and a Radial Technologies SW8 switcher.

Viggy also provided the actual Mötley Crüe show file for Digital Performer. For the Mötley Crüe show, DP is playing back click tracks and slate tracks to the band monitors, additional percussion and sound effects to front of house, and time code, which is used to control video, lights, mechanized staging, and pyro. In the on-stage demo, MOTU played back the show file while synchronized to a video clip of the band playing live. NAMM audiences heard just the playback tracks, and then the full mix. The video highlighted the synchronized lighting and pyro displays on stage.

This portion of the NAMM demo showcased how Digital Performer is unmatched in features and reliability for use in the most demanding live concert conditions. Thanks to PlaybackControl and Mötley Crüe. Many thanks to Viggy Vignola!

Designed & Programmed By:
Vig's Rigs
Vig's Rigs Website