Natick, MA (May 27, 2010)–The year got off to a busy start for Metrovision’s HD-1 remote truck, which utilizes Genelec monitor systems throughout the production environment.
Genelec monitors are installed in two separate areas of HD-1. The audio control room has a complete 5.1 system utilizing five Genelec 8020A monitors and a Genelec 7050B active subwoofer. The truck’s production room has five more 8020A monitors set up in a surround configuration but without a subwoofer.
“There needs to be a lot of communication between people working in the production area, and LFE in there would hinder that,” says Paul Wolf, engineer-in-charge on the HD-1. “But we know that we’re getting great low-frequency response from the Genelec sub in the audio control room, so there’s nothing to worry about.”
Two additional pairs of Genelec 8020As are also kept aboard the HD-1 for use inside broadcast venues, such as for remote audio–from green rooms and other areas–that is fed back to the HD-1’s control room.
In the first few months of 2010, HD-1 has been a key part of the sound production for events including Bill Maher’s recent HBO special; Yoko Ono’s We Are Plastic Ono Band 77th birthday celebration concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (featuring Eric Clapton); the Winter Olympics in Vancouver; on site in Tampa Bay, Florida, for the New York Yankees’ spring training season broadcast on the YES network; the Yankees in Boston playing against the Red Sox, for a Japanese NHK broadcast; the 2010 NBC Upfront presentation; and NYU’s graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium.