Guillaume BengleMontreal, Canada (May 27, 2009)–Le Studio Mobile, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, recently added a second remote truck, outfitted with two Yamaha DM2000v2 consoles.
Owner and operator, Guillaume Bengle built the first Le Studio Mobile in 1979: “The business was very different 30 years ago. Most of our work came from radio and about one-third from record projects. Television came a bit later; today, TV and DVD projects account for about 80 percent of our business.”
The first truck was initially outfitted with a 24-input console and a 16-track recorder, both Teac and soon replaced with a Soundcraft 32-input console and Studer 24-track A-80. It later went digital with its first Yamaha DM2000v2.
“We could record 48 redundant tracks (actually 96 tracks) through one console while mixing to live TV in 5.1,” notes Bengle, “but around 2007, when the shows were getting bigger and the truck was getting older, it became obvious it was time for a new one. The new mobile would have two Yamaha DM2000v2s, 192 tracks of recording and great monitoring.” After a year of planning, building, installing and testing, Le Studio Mobile version 2.0 was ready.
The new truck boasts a complete arsenal of professional equipment, including 48 inputs of Yamaha AD824 8-channel preamplifiers for a total of 96 microphone inputs, and uses the consoles’ built-in preamplifiers. The truck houses several hard disk recording systems–a Steinberg Nuendo 48-track and three Tascam X-48 48-track recorders for a total of 192 tracks, both able to output to Pro Tools-compatible time-stamped broadcast WAV files. Recorders include a Sony PCM 800 48-track recorder, Studer A-80 24-tracks, Sony 7030 DAT, and a Tascam CDRW-2000 CDR.
Le Studio Mobile specializes in multitrack recording and live mixing for music, television and special events. The remote truck has covered virtually all types of projects, including the broadcast recording of the recent Canadian Juno Awards for CTV held in April, a project they have been covering for over 23 years.
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