Three JoeCo BlackBox recorders are capturing audio from the Monty Python Live (mostly) reunion shows at The O2 arena, London.
The 64-channel MADI systems form part of recording engineer Matt Bainbridge’s arsenal of equipment, which is being used to record 168 channels of audio split over three MADI streams. Audio captured by the BBR64MADI systems at the O2 shows will be used for archive material or supplementary audio on any future “live” releases.
The BBR64-MADI recorders were supplied for the shows by Richmond Film Services, of Richmond, Surrey, UK.
Bainbridge, of BlueCat Professional Audio Consultancy, the company responsible for the multitrack recording of each show, comments: “We needed units that would be reliable, [and] easy to set up and leave unattended at times. The JoeCos fitted the bill perfectly. In addition to their audio quality, the ability to use just one unit as a master device has also proved very useful.”
Monty Python, the British comedy troupe, returned to the stage for the first of 10 shows last night (1 July). It was the first time the five surviving Pythons had appeared together onstage in over 30 years.
Main photo: www.montypythonlive.com