New York, NY (June 10, 2011)--Nexus Truematch digital mic preamps were used during the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Finals.
According to audio mixer Dave Grundtvig, the fiber connectivity of the Nexus preamps helped at the United Center in Chicago: "With Oprah [Winfrey] holding her last shows there between Game 1 and 2, we had to be able to set, strike and set again in record time. Not only did the Nexus save us time, but when we turned on the mics, they made us feel that we were in the Arena rather than across the street."
In Oklahoma City, mixer Jonathan Freed was not only using the digital mic pres but also the AES42 digital microphone interface card. The Nexus XER-M card accepts direct input from Neumann and Sennheiser digital mics, and runs them on fiber back to the OB compound, providing control of the mic settings through the Nexus GUI.
"Not only do the Truematch microphone pres enhance the dynamics of the game, but having the ability to control my settings for my digital mics that I use for crowd and effects from the Nexus GUI is a big bonus," says Freed.
"I have been using the Nexus on both NFL and NBA games for the last six months and people have been commenting how clean and transparent the sound that the Nexus provides is. With Nexus, you can truly plug-and-play and the sound is just so much better from the get-go," he says.
In addition to both Conference Finals, the NEXUS router is being supplied by CP Communications for ESPN/ABC during the NBA finals.