Hollywood, CA (March 18, 2004)–Remote Recording recently returned back to NYC, after participating in the 5.1 broadcasting of the 76th Annual Academy Awards. Remote Recording’s “Silver Studio” provided the orchestra mix, as well as having the live announcers in their acoustically isolated on board booth. Remote Recording recently purchased a Martinsound MultiMAX EXR multiformat monitor controller, for use during surround mixing on its Neve VR console.
Chief engineer David Hewitt said, “The MultiMAX came highly recommended, and lived up to its praise. This was the first time the Academy Awards would broadcast in surround, and we wanted to make sure it went off without a hitch. We have recorded many live shows for surround using other systems, but the Martinsound became our choice.”
Tom Vicari was on board as the orchestra mixer, along with brother Dan Vicari, who was the orchestra stage manager. Phil Gitomer supervised all things technical and Sean McClintock made sure all the orchestra microphones were in place for the 96 channels of Millennnia HV-3 Preamps to send to the Neve in the Silver Studio.
Vicari sent the orchestra mix to Ed Greene, who then sent out stereo domestic, stereo international, surround domestic, and surround international mixes. Tad Scripter, the engineer in charge, was quite happy with the result. Tom Vicari recorded to the Genex 9048, which records 48 tracks of DSD digital as well as PCM 96K, for instant replays of the sound checks.