Jay Vicari and Joel Singer in
the M3 truck at the CMA AwardsNashville (November 17, 2009)–Music Mix Mobile were at the 43rd CMA Awards in Nashville with the company’s M3 and M3 West trucks, which are outfitted with identical Genelec monitoring systems.
On Wednesday, November 11, 2009, Music Mix Mobile was charged with capturing and mixing the music audio for the 43rd annual Country Music Association Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on ABC-TV from the Sommet Center in Nashville, TN. The New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company is a collective consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and newly added West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett.
Music mixers Harris and Vicari chose Genelec DSP systems consisting of 8250A bi-amplified active DSP monitors and 8240A bi-amplified active DSP monitors, along with the 7260A active DSP subwoofers, for use in Music Mix Mobile’s M3 truck for the live music mix, with an identical mirrored system in the M3 West offline remix truck.
In 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 M3 truck and then going over those performances offline while playing them back for artist managers and the artists themselves in the new M3 West truck, with an identical Genelec system as is in the M3. Together, they prepared for the live broadcast mix, so it was vital that both M3 trucks had a world-class, consistent monitoring environment.
Joel Singer, co-founder of Music Mix Mobile, reports that he wanted to have a consistent monitoring environment when the new truck was added: “I have worked with Genelecs for years and everybody is completely comfortable with them because they’re the industry standard. Ear fatigue is non-existent, and they deliver uncolored, accurate sound, providing us with the security of knowing exactly what we’re hearing on the night of the broadcast.”