Austin, TX (April 6, 2012)—FOH engineer/system tech and production manager Patrick Mundy used an Antelope Audio Isochrone OCX master clock while in Austin.
Every spring, thousands of artists and tens of thousands of record industry professionals flock to Austin, TX for a jam-packed schedule of live music showcases featuring everyone from young, up-and-coming bands to seasoned veteran performers. For six days, live music can be heard at almost any time of day emerging from every conceivable venue in downtown Austin, from the city's bars, clubs and concert halls to churches, parks and empty lots.
One such makeshift venue—an auto repair shop—this year served as the main stage at the BandPage HQ. "This was my second year of working showcases at the festival and my second year bringing my Antelope clock," says Mundy. BandPage is an application developed by RootMusic of San Francisco that launched in 2010. It runs in Facebook and allows artists to create customized fan pages.
The OCX stabilizes a digital mixing console when running high channel counts, he continues. "When you build up that much information on a digital desk without having the stabilization of the clocking, you can get unfavorable results. Clocking your digital console with an Antelope clock is like turbocharging your desk. The difference between clocked and non-clocked audio is extremely noticeable. I don't like to work without it."
"The OCX is a staple on my gigs, from small corporate events to large arena festivals and everything in between," says Mundy. "I find the clock and its jitter reduction allows me to get to the core of the sound and bring a better mix to listeners. It makes my life easier and I'm able to have more fun just being a front of house engineer and bringing out the natural qualities of the music, versus trying to fix artifacts."