MCR Scenewipe Video Sessions @ Sounds From The Other City Festival

MCR Scenewipe Video Sessions

Brief

To capture a multi-track live session recording of four bands in the top floor space of Islington Mill in Salford. The audio was then to be mixed for the video captured on the day.

Equipment Used

  • Soundcraft SI Compact Mixing Desk
  • QSC and RCF active monitors
  • Neumann, Shure, Sennheiser, AKG, Audix, Beyerdynamic  and LB Microphones
  • Dual Redundancy Recording System
  • Soundcraft fibre-optic digital StageBox

Challenges

To load in a portable multi-track studio to a fourth floor location with no lift access.

Very limited time to record four full band sessions, whilst retaining a discrete setup due to the performances being filmed.

The performance space had very little mains power fitted, requiring long cable runs from other parts of the building.

Solutions

Though it was still a lot of stairs to climb, our highly portable setup allowed us to load in and be ready to record within 90 minutes.

Extensive planning alongside the bands technical requirements ensured we were able to change our setup ready for the next band in less than 20 minutes.

We always arrive over-prepared for any job, so dealing with a lack of available power sockets and a somewhat limiting performance space was no problem at all.

Testimonial

“Wow! Thanks so much for everything. Legends. Sorry about the stairs!” ~ Sam Alder – MCR Scenewipe

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