Avid's integrated and streamlined live solutions enable quick, efficient production of highly anticipated Christmas special for audiences worldwide
"Avid live sound systems continue to be chosen for the highest-profile
live events and broadcasts," said
Over the course of his celebrated career, Bublé has had four number one
albums on the Billboard 200 chart, won three Grammys, and sold
more than 50 million albums worldwide. Bublé's longtime front of house
For last year's special, the team used an audio truck with outboard
gear, but the legacy equipment proved expensive and cumbersome. This
year, Gearforce president
"TV brings its own logistics challenges for the audio department," said Nevalainen. "We made sure we took that into consideration during the design to ensure we had chosen very high-quality components with a very low chance of failure. The Avid systems performed exceptionally well."
When it came to recording the performance, the decision to rely on Pro Tools was an easy one for Doubet. "I have mixed over 400 shows with Michael and I record every show to Pro Tools—it's an incredible system," Doubet said.
For mixing, Doubet and Gearforce chose the new Avid S3L system, the most streamlined, efficient approach to integrating multi-track Pro Tools recording. "We wanted a very small footprint, and because it has the facility to record 64 tracks, it was also our backup recording," Doubet explained. "It's amazing—Avid really gets what mixing is all about."
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