Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
12/6/2009 8:45 AM
Karen Brinton, President of Remote Recording, and her audio recording team chose Fairlight's Xynergi to record the 2009 Latin Grammys, which took place in Las Vegas in November at Mandalay Bay.
Peter Gary, Engineer in Charge, became interested in the Xynergi after he was introduced to the system by New York-based Dale Pro Audio, which is Fairight’s exclusive dealer for northeast USA.
Gary explains: “The flexibility of the Xynergi system is really incredible. We were able to record 128 channels along with HD/SDI video for hours on end with absolutely no issues. While in record, the system was also able to backup the previous sound check (all 128 tracks plus video) onto an external hard drive. This negates any transfer time after the show, saving the clients money and having the media ready to post on any DAW system immediately.”
Gary adds that the Fairlight took into account every aspect of what a professional system should be.
“I particularly liked its ability to route any input or output while in record without dropping audio or dropping out of record, is robust file architecture, and its professional standard MADI I/O,” he says.
Karen Brinton adds: “Foremost was the reliability of the Xynergi system. There is zero room for error while working on large music television broadcasts. With tight rehearsal schedules and short remix turnaround, the entire system needs to be flawless and the Fairlight Xynergi certainly was!”
Headquartered in Sydney, Australia Fairlight designs and manufactures media production systems powered by the company’s groundbreaking CC-1 FPGA digital processing engine. The Fairlight product range includes Constellation, Xynergi and the new Pyxis MT, all of which feature in the world’s leading broadcasters, commercial post facilities, music studios and film production studios. Fairlight has a rich tradition of innovation and development and is at the forefront of green computing technology. www.fairlightus.com
For more information about Dale Pro Audio, please go to www.daleproaudio.com
For more information about Remote Recording, please go to www.remoterecording.com