Indio, CA (October 27, 2009)–ProMedia Training will team with jam-band stalwarts, Phish, at this weekend’s Festival 8 for “The House of Live Phish,” a cyber café where fans can remix favorite Live Phish tracks on Digidesign Pro Tools rigs.
Mainly the facility will allow fans to download individual sound files of Phish concerts, track by track and create custom mix CDs, but ProMedia will provide five Pro Tools Expert Instructors, 10 computers, 10 mobile Pro Tools mixing and listening stations with technical guidance by Phish engineers Ben Collette and Jared Slomoff.
Collette, a graduate of Pro Media Training’s Digidesign Pro Tools Certification program, has worked with Trey Anastasio for the past number of years on various live and studio recording projects, including all of his solo albums, from Bar 17 up through the recent orchestral album Time Turns Elastic. Most recently, Collette had the opportunity to record Trey’s orchestral performance with the New York Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.
Slomoff is a producer, engineer, and musician who toured as part of Page McConnell’s band after co-producing McConnell’s debut solo album in 2007. In addition, Slomoff has been manger of Mike Gordon’s Cactus Unlimited production studio since 2001, working closely with Gordon on his various music and film projects.
“Our vision for the ‘House of Live Phish’ is an air conditioned tent full of computers and Pro Tools workstations allowing fans to remix their favorite Live Phish tracks,” explained Collette. “In the past, we’ve provided iMacs for those so inclined to create their own CD compilations of tracks from the LivePhish.com catalog of over 160 live shows–that will be true again this year.”
Jared adds, “This year we’re aiming for a more interactive experience by allowing fans to a create their own mixes from prepared multi-tracks. Those with little to no background will have fun just pushing the faders around while experienced engineers can go wild re-mixing. This is an idea that’s been brewing for many years now and we’re excited to see what people come up with.”