Randy Brecker & the Jazz Studio Orchestra
Last 17th January, at Sheraton Conference Hall in Bari (Italy), Jazz Studio Orchestra of Director Paolo Lepore featured Randy Brecker, the famous trumpet player and flugelhornist who had and still is having a leading role in the history of Jazz and Rock music. Saturno 2 Service Rental Company, based in Bari, provided audio equipment, lightings and staff supply for the event. As this kind of events require many audio channels, pristine sound and clean installation, the rental company opted for its brand new mixing console and digital audio transport VMixing System by RSS in a Standard configuration. Since then hundreds of events played through Saturno 2 Sound’s V-Mixing System.
Saturno 2 Service Rental Company mostly specializes in Jazz and Big Band events. A Standard V-Mixing System is employed to face these kind of applications. Computer multitrack recording is made with REAC PC drivers and Sonar 7
Point of Selection
Paolo Ignatti, sound engineer tells us: “RSS S-1608 stage box system connected straight to the mixing console it’s actually extremely fast and “ready to go”. There were 30 channels and besides coming from the stage: 15 channels just for the brasses, then drums, bass, guitars, percussions, piano and keyboards; routing quickness and mixer access immediacy let me easily manage the whole show without a single concern. Brecker especially appreciated the internal effects for high definition and purity of the sound”
Giuseppe Mariani, stage manager, takes the floor: “We were asked to record all channels. This usually adds some kind of hard work and takes a lot of gear and time for setting up, patching, syncing, and so on. M-400, on the contrary, allows us to perform a 40 channels multitrack hi-end audio recording simply connecting the console’s Split port to the Ethernet board of a PC! Then when we started listening the recorded channels in our recording studio we immediately got the extreme quality and the thick texture of the sampled audio. The final mixing gave us an extraordinary master track. That must be because of the quality of preamps and converters, which are on the stage right next to the source, where the signal is still uncorrupted and it is safely carried to the mixing console, to the recording and then back and fro from stage and to PA and SR always in a perfect quality and dynamic condition.”