Usher at the VMAs.
Photo: chicagofabulousblog.comLos Angeles, CA (September 23, 2010)–Veteran audio engineer Ira Malek used a Studer Vista 5 digital console to broadcast eight live audio channels from the MTV Video Music Awards to the web.
Malek manned the Vista 5 during the VMAs at the AEG Digital Media Studio in Los Angeles, CA, sending eight show feeds directly to the live Webcast via the TriCaster System on MTV.com.
“When I learned I would be working on the Vista 5, I was very excited because I didn’t have much hands-on experience with it, but had heard nothing but great reviews,” stated Malek. “The console’s usability, combined with my mixing experience, great audio team and a little coaching from Tom Der at Harman, resulted in a nearly perfect webcast during the VMAs.”
With 12 years of freelance experience with MTV, Malek mixed the live visual and sound inputs into eight channels, each without any delay. He also used the JBL LSR4300 Series for monitoring.
“The Vista 5 was amazing,” he continued. “I was able to listen to the board delayed or in real time, while also listening to my personal computer to get a feel for what the fans were hearing.”