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Red TX captures broadcast audio for major summer events

Daniel Gumble
Red TX captures broadcast audio for major summer events

Broadcast audio specialist Red TX recently deployed its Red II OB truck to Cambridge for the three-day Cambridge Folk Festival, as well as sending it to London to record the audio for the BT London Live concerts in Hyde Park during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Featuring an array of top folk artists, including The Proclaimers, Joan Armatrading, June Tabor & Oysterband, Clannad and Seth Lakeman, the Cambridge Folk Festival was broadcast live on Sky Arts and was presented by Zoe Ball, Mark Radcliffe and folk singer Julie Fowlis.

Production company Smooth Operations commissioned Red TX to handle the broadcast audio, and, as well as feeding a 5.1 mix of the audio from the main stages to Visions for the Sky Arts broadcast, Red TX also prepared a separate stereo mix for BBC Radio 2.

Viv Atkinson, director of Smooth Operations, said: "I book Red TX because, apart from being consummate professionals with everything you need to do the job, they are technically superb and most importantly brilliantly helpful with an amazing attitude that makes any job with them a pleasure."

The Red TX team included Ollie Nesham, who was on board Red II, and Ian Dyckhoff and Mike Silverston, who utilised a de-rig recording set-up to mix and record the acoustic performances in the presentation studio.

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Nesham commented: “Cambridge is a great festival to be part of and the entire team really pulled together to deliver up to six hours of live music mixes per day.”

Red TX is now back in London, having been commissioned by Live Nation to record the audio for the BT London Live concerts in Hyde Park during the London 2012 Games fortnight.

The first, which took place on July 27th to coincide with the opening of the Olympic Games, featured the likes of Snow Patrol, Stereophonics, Duran Duran and Paolo Nutini. Renowned live sound engineer and Red TX director Tim Summerhayes was behind the controls of Red TX’s Red 1 truck for that concert, which was broadcast on Absolute Radio.

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