Bethlehem, PA, (August 24, 2006)–Having successfully captured and mixed previous live performances for Ace Entertainment’s MusicLab at World CafÈ Live, StarCity Recording Company was tapped to handle acquisition and post production for the program’s upcoming show featuring country stars Big & Rich and hosted by accomplished violinist Tracy Silverman. Available on iN DEMAND Networks, MusicLab showcases popular artists in an intimate setting.
“Jeff Glixman and the team at StarCity Recording Company have done an exceptional job capturing the live performances at World CafÈ Live,” stated Tom Emmi, president of Ace Entertainment. “Whether it’s a surround sound or straightforward stereo mix, StarCity makes viewers feel as if they’re in the live audience.”
Arranged on short notice to coincide with Big & Rich’s tour stop in the Philadelphia area, the biggest challenge for Glixman and Zak Rizvi of StarCity Recording was the limited time to set up for the performance at World CafÈ Live. Using two True Precision 8 preamps fed into an Alesis HD 24 hard disk recorder and monitored back on a Soundcraft Spirit LX7, StarCity set up on stage just out of camera view so that the company handling the house mix could send StarCity a split of what they were feeding into the PAs.
Once back in StarCity’s A-room to complete post production on the program, Glixman and Rizvi realized that due to the lack of prep time, room microphones were never coordinated to capture audience reaction.
“The audience for the Big & Rich show was really fantastic, so we regretted not having time before the performance to properly mic the entire room,” Rizvi said. “Then Jeff had the great idea of going back to the camera audio tracks and extracting the audience reaction to add to the final mix. You can really feel the energy coming from the audience.”
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