Elliott Scheiner chose AMD’s AMD64 technology DAW platform to record Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival concert at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Sunday, June 6, 2004. The concert features a line-up of legendary guitar players, including Clapton and Doyle Bramhall II, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, James Taylor, ZZ Top, Steve Vai, Robert Cray, Neal Schon, B.B. King and many others and is raising funds and awareness for Crossroads Centre, Antigua, the treatment and education center founded by Clapton in 1997.
“When I got the call to record the Crossroads Guitar Festival, I knew immediately that I wanted my AMD64 processor-based system to do the ‘heavy lifting.’ I have complete confidence in the AMD64-based system,” said Elliott Scheiner. “I’m now exclusively using my AMD64-based DAW64 from Verari Systems running Steinberg’s Nuendo 2.0 in my studio. AMD64 has solved the performance, reliability and sonic integrity issues that audio engineers in the digital domain have had to live with up until now.”
The expected 11-hour concert will be recorded on 48 channels in 24-bit audio mode at a 96kHz sample rate for high-resolution DVD-A audio. The Verari Systems DAW64 based on dual AMD Opteron™ processors running Windows in 32-bit mode and Steinberg/Pinnacle’s Nuendo 2.0 software will provide the digital backbone of the recording effort.