Aviom is a Hit Down on the Farm

Country music producer and songwriter Joe West uses an Aviom Pro16 personal mixing system for recording and live events at his Nashville area Gasoline Studios.
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Nashville, TN (January 25, 2012)—Country music producer and songwriter Joe West uses an Aviom Pro16 personal mixing system for recording and live events at his Nashville area Gasoline Studios.

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West has hosted several country artists at his studio--located on his farm in Franklin, TN, just outside of Nashville--including Jimmy Wayne, with whom he recorded the three-week, number-one hit "Do You Believe Me Now."

"When you turn a piece of gear on, you can tell if it either sounds good or it doesn't," says West. "When I bring up my amplifier and turn up the volume on the Aviom Personal Mixers, the sound is spectacular."

West uses a talkback system that gives each performer a microphone and a footswitch, allowing them to turn the mic on and off. Mounted on the side of each mic stand is an Aviom A-16II Personal Mixer. Audio is run to the mixers from the A-16D Pro A-Net Distributor, which receives its signal from a rack-mounted AN-16/i Input Module connected to the studio's main console.

"We started using the Aviom gear for all in-house needs at the end of last year and, for the first time ever, I've gotten really positive comments about the sound quality of the monitor mixes coming through the headphones," continues West. "Hands down, with 100 percent certainty, it was the Aviom system that made that change. Once you get an artist really truly happy, there is no limit to what you can create. That is the biggest blessing that the Aviom system has brought to me."

The Aviom personal mixers are also used for live events in the timber frame barn studio, which can be converted to a live venue.

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