Chicago, IL (October 7, 2016)—American Mobile, the remote production arm of the Chicago Recording Company (CRC), began deploying the Focusrite RedNet Dante-networked audio converters and interfaces as its signal transport backbone this year.
This season, veteran A1 mixer Steve Weeder deployed the first RedNet system at the Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago and also at the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. This system consisted of 64 channels of RedNet MPR8 remote-controlled mic preamp and A/D converters, two RedNet 5 network interfaces for Pro Tools HD, as well as a RedNet D64R 64-channel MADI-to-Dante link.
American Mobile dates back to 1992, when Chicago Recording Company general manager Chris Shepard purchased his first remote Pro Tools system to capture music beyond the walls of the studio. Shepard and Weeder reportedly like the benefit of locating the RedNet mic preamps right at the stage, reducing the loss of a long analog cable run, not to mention the lighter travel weight.
American Mobile is currently adding an additional 64 channels of RedNet MPR8 mic preamps to the audio truck, expanding capability to at least 96 channels to keep up with the growing number of channel counts at complex shows. Shepard says, “We love what RedNet does for us,” and even added a “Powered by RedNet” logo on the audio truck.
“RedNet units are like building blocks—you can configure each system to the clients’ ever-changing spec,” says Shepard.