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LIVORNO, ITALY, JUNE 13, 2008—When Italy’s Spazi Sonori recording studio recently hosted Grammy award-winning jazz musician Joey DeFrancesco and his band as they recorded nine new tracks for an upcoming release, it entrusted Aviom to help make monitoring a breeze.

The studio features an Aviom Pro16® Monitor Mixing System with multiple A-16II Personal Mixers for use as a cue system. Prior to the installation of the Aviom gear, cue mixes were sent to a simple headphone amp and offered no additional user control other than overall level.

“As a recording engineer and studio owner specializing in acoustic music, I’ve always been short of aux sends for cue mixes for the musicians in the studio,â€? says Alessio Barbieri, engineer and studio owner at Spazi Sonori. “During takes it was a lot of work for me and there was a lot of down time. That’s why I’m using the Aviom system now to directly feed inputs from my digital console. I’ve found the Aviom system very useful in avoiding the ‘more me’ volume wars.”
In addition to the Aviom gear, the all-digital studio features a 56-channel Yamaha® 02R/96 console in its control room and a grand piano in the live tracking space.

“Every musician has his own 16-channel digital mixer which is very simple to use. Everyone makes his own headphone mix, leaving me to concentrate on mic placement and sound during tracking,â€? Barbieri adds. “Everybody is relaxed, and they forget about the headphones; it’s less work for me. The Aviom system is one of the best investments I’ve made for my studio.”

Aviom is the world leader and pioneer of personal monitor mixing technology with the popular Pro16® Series, as well as the exclusive developer of the revolutionary Pro64® Series of audio networking products. All Aviom products are powered by A-Net®, the company’s groundbreaking high-speed digital audio transmission protocol. Aviom products solve problems in a variety of different environments, including live sound reinforcement, audio recording studios, houses of worship, theater, broadcasting and post-production facilities and a host of commercial installations. Aviom’s entire line of high-quality professional audio products is designed and manufactured in the USA.