Nashville, TN (March 6, 2009)--A new Harrison Trion console will soon be supporting recording and post production mixing at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
The Trion will be installed in the control room for post-production mixing, and its digital routing capabilities will be used to send feeds to remote trucks, recorders, and other areas of the same facility. With instant recall of all audio routing and processing, waveform views above every channel, and knob-per-function controls, the Trion is expected to match the musical diversity of the Ryman Auditorium.
The Ryman Auditorium first opened its doors in 1892 as a vision of Captain Thomas G. Ryman. With the coming of the Grand Ole Opry show in 1943, the Ryman found its identity as the Mother Church of Country Music. In 1974, the Opry moved to its current home by the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center and left the Ryman vacant. It was not until 20 years later in 1994 that the Ryman was restored to be the national showplace that it is today. Musicians ranging from Roy Acuff to James Brown and Patsy Cline to Sheryl Crow have performed on the Ryman stage.
"The Harrison Xrange is a perfect fit for our facility's long-term needs," says Ryman Auditorium chief technical engineer Kevin Reinen. "We used a Harrison [the LPC live-performance console] for many years, so we are familiar with the kind of reliability and customer support that comes with a Harrison investment. The future-proof technology of the Xrange, the fantastic sound, and the ergonomics of the control surface made the Trion a clear choice for this application."