Design FX Remote Recording (Los Angeles, Calif.) recently installed a Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Fibredrive in its remote recording truck. Fibredrive, a professional drive system built on enterprise-class fibre channel technology, delivers the performance of a traditional storage network to a single-user workstation.
Design FX, whose list of clients includes music legends such as Elton John, The Eagles, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young, has also worked on the Grammys, the Academy Awards and the MTV Awards. As the process of recording live shows becomes increasingly more complex, the Fibredrive enabled Design FX Remote to make the transition of increased recording demands, recording 40 to 60 microphones’ worth (from vocals, drums, guitars, keyboards, orchestra and more) all on one system. Once the recording is complete, the information is transferred and given to the client to mix in post-production.
“[Fibredrive has] been rock solid for us,” stated Scott Peets, director of remote recording for Design FX. “The number of tracks needed for production continues to increase, which requires more memory. What used to be 24 tracks has turned into anywhere from 48 to 72 tracks these days. The Fibredrive gives us the confidence we need to record a 72 track show that may run as long as four hours. During the show, the computer is working non-stop processing all the audio information from the top of the show until the encores, and the Fibredrive is fast enough to handle it.”
The Design FX remote recording truck has a custom 44 input API console with 550a EQs. It comes equipped with various multitrack formats. “With Pro Tools being the most requested format as of late, the Fibredrive has become an integral part of our set up.” Recent projects include, “Crossroads,” a CMT special pairing country artists like Keith Urban, with rock artists such as John Fogerty.
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