London, UK (February 5, 2010)--SADiE equipment was at the forefront of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's recent recordings at The Falls Festival, one of Australia's biggest music events.
Held annually in two locations over the New Year period, this year's Falls Festival featured artists as diverse as Wolfmother, Seasick Steve, DJ Yoda, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Moby. Chris Thompson, Steven Schram, Dave Manton and Richard Girvan traveled to Lorne in Victoria to record 24 bands in the ABC's OB1 recording van, commissioned in late 2008.
"We ran the SADiE H64 via MADI from the SSL C200 and ran the LRX via the second MADI output as a redundant recorder, which wasn't really necessary as the H64 was completely reliable," Girvan explains. "We tend to use the MTR software for these festival jobs, which means the individual record setups are quick and easy. With 20 minute changeovers between bands, you don't want to spend much time worrying about your recorder, so we use a stream name template that we import into each playlist, recording each band in a new project and ensuring the project name and track names are included in the metadata for easy transfer of the tracks in post. Then you just need to make a few amendments to the stream names and arm the relevant tracks and you can concentrate on ensuring you're getting clean and correct signal from the stage as most acts are a complete re-patch."
"The SADiEs were purchased in 2006 as part of a multitrack recorder purchase for the ABC nationally," says Girvan. "We were looking for two types of systems to work as 48 track recorders in the field, either portable or installed in mobile recording vans, and also to be installed in music production studio facilities where ProTools compatibility was required."