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MIX MOBILE (M3) CHOOSES GENELEC DSP MONITORS FOR 2010 CMA AWARDS SHOW
John Harris and Jay Vicari handle 5.1 surround audio broadcast, utilizing
Genelec DSP Active Monitors —
MA, November 19, 2010 — Music Mix Mobile (M3), a New Jersey/California-based
remote facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production
professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions, is a collective
consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer,
Mitch Maketansky and West Coast-based Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett.
On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, M3 was charged with capturing and
mixing the music audio for the 44th annual Country Music Association
(CMA) Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on ABC-TV from the Bridgestone
Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. In the company’s broadcast/mixing
trucks, Music Mixers John Harris and Jay Vicari were on site to ensure
the audio would be of the highest quality, and they chose Genelec
8200 Series Active DSP Monitoring Systems. Genelec DSP systems consisting
8250A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors and 8240A
Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors, along with the 7260A
Active DSP Subwoofers, were used in Music Mix Mobile’s “Eclipse”
truck for the live music mix, as well as in the identical mirrored
system in the “Horizon” offline remix truck.
team responsible for the audio at this year’s CMA’s again
included a who’s who of broadcast audio. The broadcast music
mix was handled by Harris and Vicari; the audio was supervised by
award-winning Audio Producers Michael Abbott and Tom Davis; and ATK/Audiotek
provided the sound system with FOH (front-of-house) Mixers Patrick
Baltzell and Rick Shimer.
the days leading up to the awards ceremony and broadcast, the night’s
performers rehearsed their segments live on the stage, with Harris
and Vicari getting used to the mixes in real-time in the Eclipse truck
and then going over those performances offline while playing them
back for artist managers and the artists themselves in the Horizon
truck, with an identical Genelec system. Together, they prepared for
the live broadcast mix, so it was vital that both trucks had a world-class,
consistent monitoring environment.
Harris stated, “Genelec speakers are the industry standard and
deliver accurate, uncolored sound, allowing me to work for hours at
a time without any ear fatigue. I have worked with Genelecs for years
and they have become my go-to speakers of choice.”
Genelec 8200 Series Bi-Amplified Active Monitors employ the company’s
proprietary DSP (Digital Signal Processing), GLM™ (Genelec Loudspeaker
Manager software) and AutoCal™ (Automated Calibration software)
technologies, which together create a self-calibrating monitoring
solution that both guarantees accurate audio and ensures a steady-paced
workflow. This, combined with Music Mix Mobile’s long-time use
of Genelec active monitors, made the Genelec DSP monitors an easy
more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.
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Photo Caption: Shown L-R: Music Mix Mobile’s (M3) Jay Vicari
and John Harris in the M3 Eclipse truck with Genelec 8200 Series Bi-Amplified
Active Monitors, at the 44th annual Country Music Association (CMA)
the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology, is celebrating
over 30 years of designing and manufacturing active loudspeakers
for true and accurate sound reproduction. Genelec is credited
with promoting the concept of active transducer technology,
which many manufacturers are just now incorporating into their
products. Since its inception in 1978, Genelec has concentrated
its efforts and resources into creating active monitors with
unparalleled sonic integrity. The result is an active speaker
system that has earned global acclaim for its accurate imaging,
extremely high acoustic output from small enclosures, true high-fidelity
with low distortion, and deep, rich bass.
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more information on the complete range of Genelec Active Monitoring
Systems, contact: Genelec Inc., 7 Tech Circle, Natick, MA 01760.
Tel: (508) 652-0900; Fax: (508) 652-0909; Web: http://www.genelecusa.com/.