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Red TX manages Mercury Prize audio

The company's Red II mobile recording unit worked alongside CTV's OB Vehicle on this year's More4 and Channel 4 television coverage

Broadcast audio specialist Red TX provided the technical facilities to capture the audio at this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize, which took place at London’s Roundhouse on 30 October. Hosted by Lauren Laverne, this year’s Awards Show featured live performances by many of the 2013 shortlisted artists including Arctic Monkeys, Laura Mvula (featured in the November issue of PSNEurope), and overall winner James Blake. Red TX worked closely with PA company Plus4Audio and outside broadcast company CTV to deliver television coverage of this prestigious event, which was broadcast on both More4 and Channel 4. For this event, Red TX supplied its Red II music recording truck, which is designed to cater for 3D and 7.1 surround sound productions. Sound supervisor Simon Wall, now based at London’s The Hospital Club, has been mixing the audio for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize for a number of years and once again he was the man behind the controls of Red II’s Studer Vista 8 mixing console. Barclaycard Mercury Prize executive producer Dan Ford said: “Red TX was commissioned to handle the broadcast audio because the company has a strong reputation for delivering great live sound. We worked with them last year and were very happy with the results they achieved. It therefore it made sense to invite them back as part of our tried and tested production team.”