London, UK (July 17, 2008)--The Cruet Company, the program makers behind the BBC's The Restaurant series, is once again using the SADiE LRX2 location audio workstation to record multitrack audio for the show, which is being filmed at Greenford Studios in West London.
The second series of BBC's popular show The Restaurant is due to screen in the autumn, with celebrity chef Raymond Blanc putting nine more couples through their paces to see if they have what it takes to run their own restaurant.
Based in Wandsworth, London, The Cruet Company has more than 20 years experience of shooting and crewing for broadcast and corporate clients. Operations director Don Knee says the SADiE LRX2 was originally acquired in 2006 for use on Sir Alan Sugar's The Apprentice.
"When we took on The Apprentice in 2006, multitrack recording had previously been performed using DVD-RAM recorders, which meant lots of recording media was required," Knee explains. "With SADiE, we could record straight to a standard laptop, so at the end of a day's shooting, all we had to do was hand over a portable hard drive."
Knee continues, "Our sound engineer had never used an LRX2 before, but within a very short time, he was up and running with it and finding it incredibly easy to use. For this particular production, we only record multitrack because that is the requirement from the production company. Each contestant and presenter is individually miked, and whilst a rough mix is sent as a guide to cameras, the final mix is done in post."