"...has devoted much of his time in the past 6 months to recreating Mark’s unique sounds has done an amazing job".
That doesn't mean automatically that they made all new profiles. Could also mean they just used existing rigs and tweaked them to recreate his unique sound! Who knows?
And much time in the past 6 months is not every day - could mean anything. It had to be ready before the tour start in any case.
Yea. Or overcoming challenges when switching to digital overall, which do come up for many, just getting acclimated to monitoring possibly changing, and all that comes with that.