Tel Aviv, Israel (December 17, 2009)–Music Mix Mobile relied on plug-ins from Waves Audio for The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 25th Anniversary Concert, broadcast on HBO.
The concert brought together Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Simon & Garfunkel, Dion, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Smokey Robinson, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Aretha Franklin, Lou Reed, Ozzy Osbourne and U2. The concerts took place over two nights, October 29th and 30th, 2009, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and on November 30th, were broadcast on HBO.
Creating a consistent sonic context for such a wide range of performers was the challenge faced by Music Mix Mobile, a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company. The Music Mix Mobile team includes industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and newly added West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett.
John Harris and Jay Vicari, working out of their M3 truck and also using their M1 flightpack system, handled the broadcast music mix for the concert; technical producer Gayle DePoli supervised the audio; and Firehouse Productions provided the sound system, with guest front-of-house mixers for each respective act. Carl Glanville did the remix in post production for the broadcast on behalf of Music Mix Mobile.
Waves’ SSL 4000 Collection and V-Series provided vintage EQ, compression, dynamics and other processing, modeled on classic SSL and Neve consoles. The Waves bundles also gave the process an ergonomic workflow boost. “The whole premise was that we would take the capture of these performances seamlessly from recording to post-production, and the Waves was key to that,” explains Joel Singer, co-founder and vice president of engineering for Music Mix Mobile. “The settings on all of the processing were part of the Pro Tools sessions, so John and Jay were able to hand the sessions over to Carl just as they had recorded them.”