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Ian Dyckhoff’s new venture debuts at the Shockwaves NME Awards

test 11 March 2008

UK: The 2008 instalment of the Shockwaves NME Awards marked the first broadcast project for live sound company Red TX, established recently by Ian Dyckhoff, formerly a director of Fleetwood Mobiles, and sound designer Conrad Fletcher. The venture also calls on the expertise of renowned broadcast sound engineer Tim Summerhayes, who is now working in a freelance capacity after resigning his directorship of Fleetwood Mobiles at the end of February, reports David Davies.

Having traded under the name of Mobile One for the last year, Dyckhoff and Fletcher appeared under the Red TX banner for the first time at the Shockwaves NME event, held at the Indigo2 venue in London on February 28th. Summerhayes was behind the controls in the company’s mobile recording truck, which is equipped with a Studer Vista 8 digital mixing system (672 mono inputs and 336 total mono outputs), offers stereo to 7.1 monitoring and mixing, and facilitates simultaneous mixing to different formats.

Such was the demanding nature of the event that Floating Earth’s truck was brought in to help cover the event’s substantial schedule of live performances.

“We have literally just launched Red TX and haven’t even completed the rebranding of the Mobile One truck, so winning the contract for the Shockwaves NME Awards was a major coup,” said Ian Dyckhoff. “We are delighted to have started our new company on such a high note.”

Red TX has a number of other broadcast projects scheduled for the near-future and is in the process of drawing up plans for a second truck, expected to be operational in time for the festival season.

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