— The legendary diva returns to her Brooklyn roots with two shows at the new Barclay’s Arena with long-time engineer and mixer David Reitzas working in the Music Mix Mobile Eclipse remote truck and relying on plugins from Waves Audio to assure a great recorded result —
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL, October 15, 2012 — Barbra Streisand has come home to Brooklyn – the legendary diva is the second artist to headline at the newly opened Barclay’s Arena in the borough’s Prospect Heights neighborhood, barely a mile from where she grew up, in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn. And these two highly anticipated shows, on Oct. 11 and 13, were recorded by M3 (Music Mix Mobile), a New Jersey/California-based remote-facilities company combining the talents of award-winning production professionals and state-of-the-art audio solutions. M3 had its East Coast-based Eclipse remote truck on site at the Barclay’s Arena for rehearsals and for both evenings’ performances, which were recorded by Streisand’s long-time engineer, GRAMMY® and EMMY® award winner David Reitzas, noted also for his work with artists including Madonna, Seal, Andrea Bocelli and Guns N’ Roses. There was also another collaborator on this momentous project: processing plugins from Waves Audio, a leading provider of audio DSP solutions for professional, broadcast, and consumer electronics audio markets.
Reitzas utilized M3’s extensive array of Waves plugins, including the Renaissance Vox, the Renaissance Axx, the Renaissance Compressor, the MV2 Dynamics Processor, TrueVerb and the H-Delay. Waves plugins were applied to many of the 190 inputs that Streisand’s orchestra, band and 60-member choir required on Barclay’s stage to thrill those filling the new Arena’s 19,000 seats.
“This is an amazing show by an amazing artist,” states Joel Singer, Engineer-In-Charge at M3, which was also on hand to record select shows on Streisand’s 2007 tour. “Ms. Streisand is using all live musicians – there will not be one single tape track at these performances. And we’ll be using Waves plugins on many of the inputs, from the 18 vocal microphones we’ll have on the choir to the string and horn sections. It will be processed by Waves, because Waves is that good.”
Asked why M3 has been so committed to Waves over the years, Singer replies, “Because Waves understands the comfort zone we all look for when we embark on a high-profile audio project like this. We know what we want things to sound like and Waves gets us there. You know when you walk into a control rooms and see certain things, like a familiar set of monitors, that you’ll be in your comfort zone and will be able to do your best work. That’s what Waves does for us.”
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