Nashville, TN (July 29, 2020) — Hellooo TV, the brainchild of live sound engineer Erik Rogers and producer and documentary photographer Paris Visone, is delivering weekly streamed music performances using touring gear from DiGiCo
Performances are shot live at a soundstage at Special Events Services’ (SES) facility in Nashville, with each live audio mix streamed as a set with only minimal editing and color correction while using the same audio platforms these artists used when they were on the road: a DiGiCo Quantum7 console for front-of-house and DiGiCo SD10 for monitors, both supplied by Clair Global. In addition, Hellooo TV employs a KLANG:fabrik monitoring solution in an innovative manner, using its 3D capability as the front end of the final show mix, providing those listening over headphones with a truly immersive listening experience.
Rogers, whose touring CV ranges from Godsmack, Avenged Sevenfold, Apocalyptica and Testament to Dustin Lynch and Hunter Hayes, realized that, after the global touring shut down in March, the Zoom shows and other online-from-our-basement performances that sprang up weren’t enough to fill the void left by the end of professionally produced concerts that deploy touring-grade technology. So he and Visone created Hellooo TV, working first within a space at Soundcheck in Nashville, then at SES, where they built their own soundstage for the concerts.
“There is no fixing in the mix, no punch-ins, no edits — each performance is a live show, just time shifted for streaming,” says Rogers. “The artists understand that they prepare for our shows as they would any actual live performance — the energy, the tension, it’s all there — and it comes across in a way that ‘home and basement’ shows don’t. That’s why we needed to use the same equipment we use on tour, which is DiGiCo.”
At FOH, Rogers mixes the live sets from the Quantum7. He says it fits the workflow for Hellooo TV’s format perfectly: “The flexibility of the Quantum7 is endless; I can put anything, anywhere.”
Rogers routes his subgroups through the KLANG:fabrik during the mix. “When you listen over headphones or earbuds, the effect is incredible, and it really does translate over the stream,” he says. “It accurately emulates that immersive sound of an arena when you’re standing in front of the stage.”
According to Hellooo TV monitor engineer Mike Babcock, who has worked with Lamb of God, Coheed and Cambria, and Tanya Tucker, “Whether it’s wedges or IEMs or a mixture of both, the SD10 is a console that gives me the flexibility to create a layout and workflow that allows me to quickly fill the variety of needs for any size act.”
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