AMD and the Grand Ole Opry captured live performances in mid-November at Carnegie Hall using AMD64 processors. The special Carnegie Hall event commemorated the 80th anniversary of live Grand Ole Opry broadcasts and featured performances by many top musical artists. The performances provided content for a planned 5.1 DVD.
“We believe we are the world’s largest producer of live musical performances measured by the sheer volume of material that emanates from our stage and is delivered in a multitude of live broadcast formats,” says Pete Fisher, VP and general manager of the Grand Ole Opry. “The AMD64 processor-based workstation is the only solution we’ve found that can handle our strict requirements for heavy processing power, stability in a live setting and peerless sonic integrity. We can now record, broadcast and mix in high-resolution audio in a live setting, as well as archive and preserve all Opry stage performances.”
“We believe AMD64 technology is at the center point of a very big bang that is infusing digital audio and mass culture like never before,” says Charlie Boswell, director of digital media and entertainment for AMD. “Standing on the shoulders of cultural heavyweights like the Grand Ole Opry, AMD64 allows any aspiring media creator with a PC to harness the same technology relied upon by the world’s top audio professionals.”