Northridge, CA (November 7, 2008)–Broadcast production specialists Sweetwater used the Studer Vista 8 console for the live telecast of the 60th Annual Emmy Awards from the NOKIA Live Theater in Los Angeles. Additionally, ATK/AudioTek deployed JBL VerTec line arrays for the sound reinforcement system in the arena.
The Emmy Awards were broadcast live on ABC Television Network in 5.1 surround sound using the Studer Vista 8 console and JBL LSR4300 studio monitors. “With the Studer Vista and the LSR monitors, I can say, in every case, when I have watched a recorded show, it has sounded just as it had when I was doing the live show from the truck,” said Mark King, production mixer for the EMMY Awards.
“One of the very first things I noticed about the Vista is that it is a very transparent, warm, analog-sounding desk; right off the bat, sonically, it was impressive,” added King. “Everybody’s concerned about the number of inputs on a console, but in television, the number of outputs and how you are able to feed the world is also crucial. You need an accurate unity-gain structure in a console to accomplish certain things, and this console fits this criteria.”
He continued, “The Studer support for this product has been fantastic. During every show that I have done out of this truck, a representative has been there to make sure that everything’s great. You can’t say that for other companies.”
ATK/AudioTek used JBL VerTec line arrays to produce the sound system for the live portion of the Emmy Awards. “This company has used VerTec line arrays so much in the past, and we have so much faith in its ability to really control and direct sound. They allow us to do some really incredible things,” said Scott Harmala, CTO/vice president, engineering, ATK AudioTek.
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