Broadcast sound specialist Red TX unveiled its new RED II mobile recording unit during the APRS Summer Networking Event, held at Pinewood Studios recently.
SoundPro2011, organised by the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS), was attended by representatives of the Music Producers Guild, AMPS, BKSTS, GBFTB and IBS, among other groups.
Designed to cater for 3D and 7.1 surround sound productions, the new truck will enable Red TX to tackle more high quality broadcast productions without the need to outsource.
The main studio area is equipped with PMC ALM 1 active 7.1 surround sound monitoring and a Studer Vista 8 Digital mixing system. 96 x 24/96 remote mic amps are included as standard, with additional blocks of 48 (up to 240) available for larger projects. All microphone inputs are 24bit/96kHz with full DSP on every channel.
Recording is carried out via Pyramix, Pro Tools and Logic, and there is also an extensive range of digital effects onboard, including a TC Systems 6000 mainframe and a Lexicon PCM96 digital reverberation system.
RED II also incorporates an additional production/overdub and video gallery room, which is suitable for broadcast clients that wish to set up fly-pack television facilities.
Ian Dyckhoff, managing director of Red TX, commented: “We were hamstrung by only having one truck and were often forced to lease other vehicles to fulfil our obligations. Having a second truck will allow us to increase workflow and offer clients the latest technology on the market.
“Everything about this truck is of the highest quality. When you are working in a live sound environment there is no room for error so the equipment on board had to be both reliable and capable of delivering exceptional results. We built this truck with no compromises and our attention to detail is already paying dividends because all our clients are now asking us to use it, for every project.
“During the course of my career, I’ve built and installed quite a few mobile recording trucks – in fact I think this is my 11th. But I can honestly say this is the best of the lot – it is a fantastic place in which to work and it blows every other truck on the market out of the water.”