Cincinnati's Opera House
Alex Kosiorek, audio recording and mastering engineer for the Corbett Studio (www.corbettstudio.com), captured high-quality recordings of the Cincinnati Opera with Aviom’s AN-16/i Input Module and AN-16/o Output Module system.
Kosiorek, whose specialties include recording acoustic, classical and jazz musicians, operates Corbett Studio, a recording studio and production facility owned by the classical public radio station WGUC (www.wguc.org) in Cincinnati. Part of Kosiorek’s job is to record a variety of the studio’s clients including the Cincinnati Opera, which performs in Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark.
“Working a live performance such as an opera and recording a pit orchestra is much different than any other type of acoustic environment,” says Kosiorek. “You have to be creative in order to obtain a very high quality of recording and immediately solve potential problems. One of the challenges the Aviom gear helped us overcome was being able to distribute numerous channels of audio from the stage area via CAT 5 cable to the control room booth, which is located about 400 feet away. This innovation alone saved thousands of dollars of expensive and unwieldy analog cabling.”
The AN-16/i and the AN-16/o are designed to work together to create a powerful digital audio system, one that can function as a digital snake and as an audio splitter. The system is capable of transferring high quality 24-bit audio digitally over inexpensive, industry-standard Cat 5 cables. Aviom’s proprietary A-Net Protocol ensures that there is less than one millisecond of latency from analog input to analog output.
“Aviom basically solved the entire equation of being economical, having a high degree of sound quality and the ease-of-installation,” comments Kosiorek. “I plugged everything in and wired it up once. Everything was very simple. The system was very reliable and it never failed. We used 16 mics, which took care of our entire pit orchestra without limitation. Sixteen was the perfect number.”
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