Philadelphia, PA (January 17, 2013)—Philadelphia-based Bauder Audio Systems, Inc., along with Havertown, PA-based Indre Recording and Production once again provided support for Philly radio station WMMR’s Preston & Steve Show 2012 Camp Out for Hunger, a five-day live remote broadcast event that includes music performances, outdoor stunts and two dozen tractor trailers at hand to collect food donations.
This past year, the benefit collected 627,678 pounds of food and over $100K in donations.
The event took place in a large tent installed in the parking lot of the Metroplex Shopping Center in Plymouth Meeting. Bauder provided a new Yamaha CL5 digital console for use at FOH and for bands' monitor mixes, along with a Yamaha M7CL digital console with a Dugan MY16 card for broadcast. The tent PA consisted of all Nexo loudspeakers powered by NXAMP 4x4s and 4x1s. PS15 R2s and RS18s were used for the main PA while PS10 R2s and PS8s were used for fold back and fills. The live bands were mixed down by Indre Recording’s broadcast truck, outfitted with a Yamaha DM2000 and fed back to the M7CL.
“Whenever I'm working on a Nexo PA, I tend to simply pop the presets and go, as opposed to executing the normal laborious tuning process that other 'out of the box' systems require,” states Chris “Sully” Sullivan, FOH Engineer. “It’s refreshing, and certainly saves money on labor calls.”
A dozen channels of stereo play back can be used for any given live band performance, helicopter landing, or other stunt taking place during a remote Preston and Steve Show. The core of the broadcast consists of five people talking about any number of topics on the radio. “In addition to the five primary mics, I can have anywhere from two hardwired guest mics to 10 wireless mics up and all running at one time,” said Rodney Byrd, Assistant Chief Engineer, Greater Philadelphia Radio Group. “With the introduction of the Dugan card for the Yamaha M7CL console, it has changed the dynamics of how I mix the show so much that it is now on my equipment rider. The sound quality that we experienced during the week of Camp Out for Hunger sounded like we were back in our own studio. I was able to walk out front and hear the PA without having to worry about whether all of the mics were up. It is like having an A1 that you don’t have to talk to; and it just works right out of the box.”
Indre Recording and Production of Philadelphia recently installed a Yamaha DM2000 digital console in its flagship remote truck. The remote recording package now offers 96 channels of audio from the stage via fiber optic snakes and MADI integration. “The DM2000 is doing double duty, serving as the main mixing console as well as a full Pro Tools control surface for the truck's HDIII recorder,” said Michael Comstock, Owner and Head Engineer, Indre Recording.
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