Cambridge, UK (January 7, 2009)–Former BBC sound supervisor Martin Gifford of 24Bit Ltd used a SADiE LRX2 to provide location recording for Bryn Close to Home, a TV series commissioned by BBC Wales.
Living close to a tourist attraction or place of historic interest makes you less likely to visit it, simply because it’s there, it’s close and you can always do it another day. For classical singer Bryn Terfel, this premise was the starting point for the series, which is due to be broadcast in spring 2009. The series shows Terfel visiting places close to his own home in North Wales that he has either never visited or has not been to for a long time. In each location, he gives a musical performance showcasing his vocal talent.
BBC Wales called in Gifford, who set up 24Bit Ltd in 2007, to provide specialist location and music recording facilities to the broadcast industry, to capture the all-important audio. 24Bit Ltd has a mobile recording, editing and dubbing facility, which is built on a compact Mercedes Vito chassis and is small enough to allow access to even the most difficult location. For recording and editing, Gifford uses a SADiE LRX2 multitrack location recording interface, which can either be used as a 32-channel analog standalone unit or linked to the truck’s 64-channel Yamaha digital desk via a MADI/Cat 5-based multicore system.
“SADiE has been my choice of editor–and subsequently location recorder–since it was first introduced to the BBC,” Gifford says. “Its main attractions are reliability, ease of use and the excellent back-up I get from the Prism Sound and SADiE team, which is always available by phone whenever I need it. Thanks to the LRX2’s ability to work with multitrack timecode files, I can record an opera, provide a working mix on the day, remix at my leisure, deliver a proposed synced final mix via the internet, and remix to changes–all without leaving home.”