â€” HD-1 has covered the Olympics in Vancouver, Yoko Ono in New York, the Yankees in spring training and much more with two sets of Genelec 8020A Active Monitors â€”
NATICK, MA, May 24, 2010 â€” New York-based production and broadcast service provider Metrovisionâ€™s HD-1 remote production truck has recently been a fixture for the audio production of high-profile events. In just the first few months of 2010, it has been a key part of the sound production for numerous events. Highlights have included comedian/commentator Bill Maherâ€™s recent HBO special; Yoko Onoâ€™s â€œWe Are Plastic Ono Bandâ€? 77th birthday celebration concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (featuring Eric Clapton); the Winter Olympics in Vancouver;
on site in Tampa Bay, Florida, for the New York Yankeesâ€™ spring training season broadcast on the YES network; the Yankees in Boston playing against the Red Sox, for
a Japanese NHK broadcast; the 2010 NBC Upfront presentation; and NYUâ€™s graduation ceremony at Yankee Stadium. Aboard the HD-1, all reference audio is done via 8020A Bi-Amplified Active Monitors from Genelec, the pioneer in Active Monitoring technology for three decades.
The Genelec monitors are installed in two separate areas of the HD-1 vehicle. The audio control room has a complete 5.1 system utilizing five Genelec 8020A monitors and a Genelec 7050B Active Subwoofer for low-frequency reproduction. The truckâ€™s production room has five more 8020A monitors set up in a surround configuration but without a subwoofer. â€œThere needs to be a lot of communication between people working in the production area, and LFE in there would hinder that,â€? says Paul Wolf, Engineer-in-Charge on the HD-1. â€œBut we know that weâ€™re getting great low-frequency response from the Genelec sub in the audio control room, so thereâ€™s nothing to worry about.â€?
Two additional pairs of Genelec 8020Aâ€™s are also kept aboard the HD-1 for use inside broadcast venues, such as for remote audio, from green rooms and other areas, that is fed back to the HD-1â€™s control room. That creates an all-Genelec monitoring environment, no matter where the audio is being heard. â€œThat consistency means a lot to making the broadcasts sound as good as they do,â€? Wolf says, adding that the quality-control area of the HD-1 is also slated to get a set of Genelec 6010A Desktop Bi-Amplified Loudspeakers in the near future.
Wolf notes that the decision to outfit the HD-1 with Genelec monitors was based on sound and size. â€œItâ€™s a lot of sound for the size, which is exactly what youâ€™re looking for when it comes to monitoring in a confined space,â€? he says. â€œAnd as broadcast sound for sports has gotten better, we need the absolute best monitors available, and we have them in the Genelecs.â€?
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