Broadcast music mixer John Harris in the M3 Eclipse truck, which features a Genelec active monitoring system.
Los Angeles, CA (February 16, 2012)—M3 (Music Mix Mobile) used Genelec 8200 series active DSP monitoring systems to mix the music for the 54th annual Grammy Awards.
M3, a New Jersey/California-based remote facilities company, is a collective consisting of industry veterans John Harris, Jay Vicari, Joel Singer, Mitch Maketansky and West Coast-based partners Bob Wartinbee and Mark Linett. On Sunday, February 12, 2012, M3 was commissioned to capture and mix the music audio for the 54th annual Grammy Awards, broadcast live in 5.1 on CBS-TV from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
In the company’s dual Eclipse and Horizon trucks, the Grammy Award show broadcast music mixers John Harris and Eric Schilling, along with M3 engineer-in-charge Joel Singer, were on site to ensure the audio would be of the highest quality. They chose Genelec DSP systems consisting of 8250A bi-amplified active DSP monitors (LCR) and 8240A bi-amplified active DSP monitors (Ls,Rs), along with 7260A active DSP subwoofers, for M3’s Eclipse truck for the live music mix, with an identical mirrored system in the Horizon offline remix truck.
The team responsible for the audio at this year’s Grammys again included a who’s who of broadcast audio. The broadcast music mix was handled by Harris and Schilling, and was supervised by Hank Neuberger of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing. ATK/Audiotek provided the sound system with FOH engineers Ron Reaves and Mikael Stewart.
John Harris stated, “Year after year, Genelec active monitoring continues to be the industry standard for high-end monitoring solutions, without question. Their performance is totally consistent show after show, and the sound is the most musical we’ve ever used.”