MIXING IT UP AT MTV’S MOVIE AWARDS
Celebrating its 25th year on the road, Guy Charbonneau’s “sound studio on wheels,” Le Mobile, rolled into the Shrine Auditorium (Los Angeles) to record and mix the music for the MTV Movie Awards. Jay Vicari (Saturday Night Live) was primary engineer and music mixer for the festivities; he was assisted by Le Mobile’s Charlie Bouis. Ted Barela and Ian Charbonneau manned the stage tech positions.
After a day of setup, Vicari and Bouis pre-recorded track transfers and editing, as well as backup vocal pre-records of the hosts and guests inside the truck. On June 1, the awards show’s music was recorded to hard disk using a Tascam MX-2424, with editing and mixing handled the next day.
“I think we did a week’s worth of work in three days,” commented Vicari, “but it came out sounding great. That’s why I’ve used Le Mobile for the last five years to do this gig; it just sounds so good in there. You never have to fight to make up for any deficiencies in the audio quality.”