JDM Mobile—a remote broadcast and recording company with offices in Atlanta, Nashville and Orlando—launched an all-digital truck. Named after the Beluga whale, the JDM Mobile Beluga Truck is a 40-foot state-of-the-art facility capable of broadcasting 128 inputs from stage to truck via fiber optics. Constructed for isolation and stability, the truck features lead-lined walls and a custom suspended floor.
“The broadcast industry is continually asking for more inputs, more outputs and more busing options without the loss of sonic integrity,” says Michael Paul, vice president of marketing for JDM Mobile.
The truck is equipped with dual Yamaha DM2000V2 24-bit/96kHz digital production consoles with add-on effects, dual Pro Tools HD3 rigs, dual Tascam X-48 stand-alone 48-track hybrid hard disk workstations, a TC Electronics System 6000 multichannel processor, Aphex 1788A microphone preamps and compressors by UREI, API and Empirical Labs. The 5.1 surround sound monitoring configuration comprises ADAM S3A monitors.
“I think the ability to offer a ‘bullet-proof’ remote facility with amazing flexibility, in a comfortable studio vibe, was the primary focus for design,” says JDM Mobile founder Jimmy Daniel.
Since the truck went into service in April, JDM Mobile has broadcast or captured audio for AOL, ABC, BET, VH1, XM Radio, Regal Cinemas, Ultrafest 2006 and John Cossette Productions, as well as performances by Justin Timberlake, The Killers, Gretchen Wilson, Nickelback, Widespread Panic, Snoop Dog, T.I., Ludacris, Cheap Trick, Jermaine Dupri, The Prodigy and Hot Hot Heat.
For more information, visit www.jdmmobile.com.