Noted engineer Michael Frondelli has chosen the TC Electronic Reverb 6000 to mix the new series On Stage at World Cafe Live! for HDNet, which airs Sundays at 10:30 p.m. The series is shot on high definition video at Philadelphia's World Café Live venue and mixed in 5.1 surround sound at Encore Studios in Burbank, Calif.
Moe than 13 artists are performing for the 2006 World Café Live series, including Rhett Miller, Living Colour, The Knack, Rita Coolidge, Steve Forbert and Marshall Crenshaw. HDNet, launched in 2001, broadcasts exclusively in 1080i HD and is available through satellite providers DIRECTV and DISH Network, as well as numerous cable TV systems, including Adelphia, Charter and Time-Warner.
"The show is shot in a beautifully designed room with a balcony,” says Frondelli. “It's a great sounding space and I wanted to bring that vibe to the mix. I had previously seen and heard the Reverb 6000 at numerous sessions, so once I had a chance to try it on a session I knew it would be useful on a 5.1 HD broadcast. The 6000 is simply the smoothest reverb available and perfect for the wide variety of artists on this series."