Engineer Joel Singer (left)
and music mixer John Harris
at Nashville's CMA Music Fest.
Nashville, TN (July 7, 2009)--Remote facilities company Music Mix Mobile was recently charged with capturing live performance audio at Nashville's CMA Music Fest 2009, held at LP Field June 11-14, the highlights of which are being compiled into a special to air on ABC-TV August 31.
Music Mix Mobiles principals chose Genelec 8250A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors as their reference speakers, along with a 7260A subwoofer to handle the bass management. Music mixer John Harris and engineer-in-charge (EIC) Joel Singer were onsite in the company's M3 truck.
Formerly known as Fan Fair, CMA Music Fest has grown into one of Nashville's biggest annual live festivals. This year saw attendance grow by 7.2 percent to an average of 56,000 people per day. This year's lineup included such country music luminaries as Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, a reunited Judds, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney and many more.
"Genelecs have become my go-to monitors because of their ability to deliver uncolored, accurate sound for critical monitoring," says Harris. "When you only have one chance to capture a performance from a live stage, Genelec provides you with the security of knowing exactly what you're hearing. That peace of mind is crucial when preparing the right mix for broadcast."