Los Angeles, CA (September 21, 2010)--When ESPN's 16th Summer X Games arrived at the LA Coliseum in August, Stagetec equipment was in place to capture the Big Air and Moto events.
The LA Coliseum, home of the 1932 and '84 Olympics, took on a completely new look for the 16th Summer X Games. To capture the sound of some of the death-defying, extreme sports stunts, a large Nexus network, a Crescendo and an Aurus console were used to provide the audio submix.
Three Nexus Base Devices were stationed around the coliseum, each providing 32 mic pres connected to the truck compound via fiber. The Base Devices were subjected to some extreme conditions, being in the sun and dust all day.
"Being able to monitor the status including the temperature of the Base Devices from within the truck is an awesome feature for the Nexus system," stated Andre Carabajal, who was handling the submix on the Crescendo for the Big Air event.
Daniel "Budda" Bernstein, the A1 on the Aurus handling the submix for the motocross bikes and rally cars, recalled, "I'd always like more faders but I was totally able to get to the sources I needed on the 32-fader Aurus I had at my disposal through the layering and 'spill' function. I also liked the fact that both Andre and I could access all inputs and outputs of the Nexus, which enabled us to back each other up if necessary."
The CP Communications trailer that housed both consoles connected via MADI to NEP's HD and 3-D trucks. Bernstein commented, "Being able to pass so many channels back and forth to each truck with minimal cabling definitely lightened our load and enabled us to respond to any last minute requests for enhanced audio design coming from the show directors."
Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup