Show & Tell is where we get artists to tell us about a piece of gear that they cherish and use as a part of their live or studio setup. This month we talk to John Myung, bassist from American prog rock band Dream Theater.

What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?

It’s a phase correction device by Little Labs called the IBP Junior, which is great for pairing two different sounds like a processed sound and a direct sound together. I run my bass direct box signal through the IBP Junior and experiment with the phasing by listening to how thin or full the bass sounds when paired with the second sound I'm blending.


How did you come across this particular item?

It was suggested to me by Paul Northfield.


What is it that you like about it so much?

It allows me to combine two different bass sounds together and phase them together correctly so you don’t lose the fullness of the sound.


How do you use it and how has it shaped the way you write music?

I use it to solve phase correction issues that can happen when combining two different sounds together.


Tell us a little about what you have coming up?

Well currently, I’m preparing to play shows with The Jelly Jam in the USA for the month of August, then in September-October 2017 Dream Theater will be on tour in Asia and Australia celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Images and Words.



Dream Theater will play the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney Tuesday September 19 and the Palais Theatre in Melbourne Wednesday September 20. The Astonishing is out now through Roadrunner Records/Warner Music