Record Plant Remote has outfitted its new truck with JBL LSR6300 studio monitors in a 5.1 surround sound configuration. A leader in the mobile recording industry for more than 20 years, Record Plant Remote has earned seven TEC Awards, and has captured and mixed live recordings of artists including Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Billy Joel, Emmylou Harris, The Who, Toby Keith and Mariah Carey.
The company’s owner and chief engineer, Robert “Kooster” McAllister (pictured), earned a Grammy Award as engineer/mixer of the compilation soundtrack for the feature film Standing in the Shadows of Motown.
The new Record Plant Remote truck houses an all digital control room, with 96 inputs and 96 Hz/96-track recording capability with an additional 96 backup tracks. When deciding on an appropriate studio monitor for the truck, McAllister heeded the advice of a couple of the industry’s most respected recording engineers.
“I was recently in Boston recording a Rolling Stones concert when I mentioned to Ed Cherney that I was putting the new truck together, and he recommended the JBL LSR6300s,” McAllister said. “A couple of months later, I was working on the Nashville Star television show when Chuck Ainlay also recommended the LSRs. Those are two good friends and two highly respected engineers, and when I heard the monitors for myself, I really enjoyed them.”
Since installing JBL LSR6300 Series monitors, McAllister appreciates the speakers’ ability to overcome the effect of standing waves in the control room. Additionally, the reliability of the LSR monitors supports McAllister’s requirements for running a successful business.
“We have been successful for a long time, and have won several awards,” he says, “and it all comes down to having a really good crew and equipment you can rely on. In turn, the reliability of the LSRs was another reason we chose them for the new truck.”