Knoxville, TN (January 28, 2016)—M3 (Music Mix Mobile) captured the broadcast audio for U2: Innocence + Experience Live in Paris, which premiered on HBO on December 7, using processing from Waves Audio.
Multi-Emmy- and Grammy-winner John Harris, broadcast audio co-mixer and co-founder of M3, a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company, employed a wide variety of Waves Audio processing. For the event, Harris chose Waves MultiRack, H-Reverb Hybrid Reverb, CLA-76 Compressor/Limiter and L360 Surround Limiter.
“I basically live in a Waves world; that’s what I use every day, pretty much exclusively with my Pro Tools systems,” says Harris. “Believe it or not, even though U2 is a four-piece band, I had to allocate 126 inputs for the show. There’s three different drum sets, 12 different bass channels, there’s just tons of stuff and I was able to cover it all using Waves plugins and MultiRack. I loved using the H-Reverb in surround. That was my main surround reverb, so when you listen to U2, the reverb you’re hearing that’s on almost everything is H-Reverb. It really worked great.”
Harris was able to duplicate his Waves setup that he uses daily in the States in the M3 Eclipse truck for the U2 Paris shows. “Knowing that I am thousands of miles from home and being able to duplicate my Waves setup I have at home gave me a great sense of confidence and security,” stated Harris.
“The venue was not acoustically perfect, yet it is my job is to create an acoustic space [for the broadcast] that compensates for that. So I needed to create a space in which, when you hear U2 playing in that room on your TV, you go, ‘Wow, that’s pretty cool, listen how cool the band sounds in that room.’ Well that’s the reverb we dialed in with the Waves H-Reverb.”