- Published on Thursday, 23 July 2009 13:29
Recently, Music Mix Mobile was charged with capturing the audio for the live performances at Nashville’s CMA Music Fest 2009, the highlights of which are being compiled into a three-hour network television special airing on ABC-TV, August 31st. In the company’s M3 truck, Music Mixer John Harris and Engineer-in-Charge (EIC) Joel Singer were on site to ensure the audio would be of the highest quality. In doing so, they chose Genelec 8250A Bi-Amplified Active DSP Monitors as their reference speakers along with a 7260A subwoofer to handle the bass management.
Formerly known as Fan Fair, CMA Music Fest has grown into one of Nashville’s biggest annual live festivals and a much talked-about industry event. This year saw attendance grow to an average of 56,000 people per day. This year’s lineup included such country music luminaries as Dierks Bentley, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Jason Aldean, a reunited Judds, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney and many more.
Boasting performance comparable to much larger systems, Genelec’s 8200 Series Bi-Amplified Active Monitors employ the company’s proprietary DSP (Digital Signal Processing), GLM™ (Genelec Loudspeaker Manager software) and AutoCal™ (Automated Calibration software) technologies, which together create a self-calibrating monitoring solution that both guarantees accurate audio and ensures a steady-paced workflow. The models 8250A and 8240A represent the ideal monitoring tool for recording studios, post-production houses, broadcast installations, digital edit suites, home studios and mobile production vehicles.
John Harris stated, “Genelecs have become my go-to monitors because of their ability to deliver uncolored, accurate sound for critical monitoring. When you only have one chance to capture a performance from a live stage, Genelec provides you with the security of knowing exactly what you’re hearing. That peace of mind is crucial when preparing the right mix for broadcast.”