Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Le Mobile chooses Avastor hard drives
As a leader in the remote recording industry for more than 30 years, Guy Charbonneau’s Le Mobile truck has recorded music for countless productions, including CD, DVD 5.1 surround, motion picture soundtracks, Internet and television music specials. A short list of clients includes Gwen Stefani, Faith Hill, Eric Clapton, Christina Aguilera, Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Genesis, Aerosmith, Rush, The Eagles, and Fleetwood Mac.
A large part of this success lies in recording expertise, but the other side of the equation involves keeping up with changing technology. With two 96-channel ProTools rigs on board, Charbonneau needed a data storage solution that was robust, powerful and reliable. Ultimately, he opted for Avastor. Among the design qualities he prefers are the use of EIC AC connectors, internal power supplies and cooling fan, and the Oxord chipset.
In addition, Avastor drives come with interface cables, file documentation labels and are packed in the rugged HDX lockbox for ease of handling and shipment. One benefit of the system is its triple interface with USB 2.0, and Firewire 400 and 800. It gives the client many options.
For the upcoming three-day Coachella Festival and the StageCoach Festival, Charbonneau has ordered more than 40 of Avastor's flagship drive system, the HDX-800 250GB triple interface drives.
For more information, visit www.avastor.com and www.lemobile.com.