New York (September 18, 2006)–Ireland’s national broadcaster RTE (Radio Telefis Eireann) has purchased an XL8 live performance system, which is being used on its long-running talk show, The Late Late Show, a live, two-hour program which mixes debate and guest interviews with eclectic musical performances, sometimes featuring four or five artists per show.
Mick Woods, RTE staff sound engineer (left) and Ian Pike, RTE senior sound supervisor, with RTE’s new XL8.”RTE contacted me last October about buying an XL4,” said Alan Murphy from Midas’ Irish distributor, Sound Communications. “However, after hearing their specific requirements and also knowing what Midas had in the pipeline, I felt the show–a national institution here–deserved the very best, and that XL8 perfectly suited its needs for a multitude of musical styles and input requirement, all in real time, most with minimal rehearsal.
Ian Pike, senior sound supervisor at RTE, remarked, “With The Late Late Show and our other music format shows, we strive to deliver the highest possible experience for the artist, the studio audience and ultimately the television audience. When we can get the best performance from an artist and reaction from a studio audience–that connection between the two–great television is made. Through the excellent sound quality of XL8, together with its accurate and total recall capabilities and a creative control surface for our staff engineers to work on, this new system will ensure we can maintain and develop our TV output with our core value of high quality TV central to all productions.”