Joey DeFrancesco and his band recently recorded nine new tracks for an upcoming release useing Aviom for monitoring.Livorno, Italy (June 13 2008)–When Italy’s Spazi Sonori recording studio recently hosted Grammy Award-winning jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco and his band as they recorded nine new tracks for an upcoming release, it used Aviom for monitoring.
The studio features an Aviom Pro16 Monitor Mixing System with multiple A-16II Personal Mixers for use as a cue system. Prior to the installation of the Aviom gear, cue mixes were sent to a headphone amp offering only overall level control.
“As a recording engineer and studio owner specializing in acoustic music, I’ve always been short of aux sends for cue mixes for the musicians in the studio,” says Alessio Barbieri, engineer and studio owner at Spazi Sonori. “During takes it was a lot of work for me and there was a lot of downtime. That’s why I’m using the Aviom system now to directly feed inputs from my digital console. I’ve found the Aviom system very useful in avoiding the ‘more me’ volume wars.”
The all-digital studio also features a 56-channel Yamaha 02R96 console in its control room and a grand piano in the live tracking space.
“Every musician has his own 16-channel digital mixer which is very simple to use,” says Barbieri. “Everyone makes his own headphone mix, leaving me to concentrate on mic placement and sound during tracking. Everybody is relaxed, and they forget about the headphones; it’s less work for me. The Aviom system is one of the best investments I’ve made for my studio.”