London, UK (November 11, 2016)—U.K. indie label Xtra Mile Recordings has announced that its outside broadcast truck is available for hire following road tests at a music festival in England in July.
Now known as XMR OB1, the ex Hi-Q outside broadcast truck was rescued from a field before undergoing six months of rebuilding and restoration. The work was reportedly carried out by an audio engineer with 25 years of live audio experience whose skills and expertise will be available when hiring the truck. XMR OB1 is a mobile live recording studio capable of capturing and streaming live stage performances at gigs and festivals on video and audio, and has space and equipment for capturing acoustic sessions inside.
The vehicle is outfitted with a 32-channel Behringer X32 digital console that can be replaced by a DiGiCo SD8 or SD9 for larger channel counts and up to 48-track recording if required. Multitrack recording is to a custom-built rackmount PC running Reaper. A stage rack handles 32 channels of transformer iso mic splits feeding digital stage boxes, isolated from the PA.
The truck also houses a Blackmagic Design ATEM video switcher. For basic live streaming, three or four fixed cameras are available, or for more demanding applications, an experienced camera crew with broadcast grade cameras can be provided.
Xtra Mile’s truck was road-tested at 2000trees Festival in July in England’s Cotswold Hills, recording every artist on the label. Ten tracks from these live recordings—one from each artist—has been released on Xtra Mile High Club Vol. 7: Truckin’. In-truck sessions have also been released as the video series “Xtra Mile Presents” on the label’s YouTube channel.
Xtra Mile Recordings