Le Studio Mobile
Montreal, Quebec
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Guillaume Bengle

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News from Le Studio Mobile and elsewhere, updated regularly.

 

Le Studio Mobile is proud to have broadcast to the world the sounds of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.

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April 2014 : Gala Artis

Gala Artis 2014

One of the biggest productions of French television in Canada, the Gala Artis was live this year again from Théâtre Denise-Pelletier in Montreal. It honors the best in Quebec television talent.
Eric Desroches, in Le Studio Mobile, mixed performances by Eric Lapointe, Alex Nevsky and the four finalists of "La Voix" ("The Voice"): Rémi Chassé, Yoan Garneau, Valérie Lahaie and Renée Wilkin.
Many thanks to producers Jean Guimond, Dominique Joly and Eric Belley, production directors Michèle Pelletier and Valérie Miller, and technical producers Benoît Bélair and Denis Hérard.

 

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March 2014
Two weeks in Winnipeg, Manitoba:

 

Indspire awards

 

First Le Studio Mobile recorded the Indspire Awards, taped for later broadcasting on APTN and Global networks. "The Awards recognize Indigenous professionals and youth who demonstrate outstanding career achievement. They promote self-esteem and pride for Indigenous communities and provide outstanding role models for Indigenous youth."
Marc Laliberté recorded the show in multitrack. Our thanks to the producers: Jennifer Podemski, PJ Thornton, Emma Jaconello and Karel Noordover.

 

Juno Awards

 

Then on to the Juno Awards, live from the MTS Centre. In Le Studio Mobile, Simon Bowers mixed Walk off the Earth, Sarah McLachlan, One Republic and a special country performance by Dean Brody, Brett Kissel and Gord Bamford. Howard Baggley handled the final mix in the video truck.
Our thanks, of course, to producers John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, to Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as to the whole audio team.

And here it is, The 2014 Juno Awards Audio Team:

Junos 2014 Audio team

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Howard Baggley, Guillaume Bengle, Greg Boboski, Gabriel Bonne, Simon Bowers, Floyd Burrell, Peter Campbell, Patrick Castonguay, Travis Cool, Warren Evans, Ken Friesen, Grant Johnson, Ken Johnson, Pearl Kent, Marc Laliberté, Matt Lamarche, Patrice Lavoie, Pierre Lavoie, Jeff Lentinello, Marc-Olivier Magnan, Doug McClement, Darrell Menzies, Michael Molineux, Leigh Moyer, Michael Nazarec, Scott Nickerson, Michael Nunan, Christian Pageau, Mark Peacock, Rachel Quelch, Steve Shewchook, Rob Steeves, Alex Stobbe, Jonathan Trudeau, David Vincent and Mark Vreeken.

 

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April 2013: Gala Artis

Honoring the talents of Quebec television, le Gala Artis is a spectacular TV show broadcast live on TVA from Théâtre Denise-Pelletier in Montreal. It gets ratings of around two million viewers. Le Studio Mobile was back in time from Regina to provide the 5.1 music mix, with Eric Desroches at the console. Guest singers were Valérie Carpentier, Pierre Lapointe and Gregory Charles.

Click on this image to see a short interview of TVA's sound engineer Eric Desroches, in French, during production, directed by Audrey Hynes:

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Many thanks to producers François Carignan and Eric Belley, production director Michèle Pelletier and technical producers Benoît Bélair and Denis Hérard.

 

 

April 2013: The Juno Awards

Two months after the Indspire Awards, Le Studio Mobile was back in Saskatchewan, this time in Regina, for the Juno Awards on CTV.
Simon Bowers was back at the console, mixing Serena Ryder («Stompa»), Carly Rae Jepsen («Call me Maybe/Tonight I'm getting over you»), The Tenors (Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray, «Forever Young»), Michael Bublé («It's a Beautiful Day»), Hannah Georgas («Robotic») and kd lang («Sing it Loud»). As usual, Howard Baggley handled the final mix in the video truck.
Our thanks, of course, to producers John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, to Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as to the whole audio team.

And here it is, The 2013 Juno Awards Audio Team:

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Michael Albers, Howard Baggley, Simon Bélanger, Guillaume Bengle, Alexandre Bibeau, Simon Bowers, Peter Campbell, Patrick Castonguay, Charles Déziel, James Fast, Kent Ford, Ken Friesen, Marshall Galario, Nick Hayes, Armand Klein, Marc Laliberté, Matt Lamarche, Patrice Lavoie, Pierre Lavoie, Doug McClement, Brad Mitchell, Michael Molineux, Michael Nazarec, Scott Nickerson, Kevin Niessen, Michael Nunan, Christian Pageau, Brent Parisien, Ed Seneshen, Jeff Seitz, Rob Steeves, Steeve St-Onge, Marius Thériault and David Vincent.

 

 

February 2013: The Indspire Awards

Le Studio Mobile was in Saskatoon in February for the annual highly colorful production of The Indspire Awards (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards), taped for later broadcasting on Global and APTN. The recording engineer was Simon Bowers. Our thanks to the producers: Jennifer Podemski, PJ Thornton, Emma Jaconello and Karel Noordover.

 

 

January 2013: Hockey Night in Canada Season Opener

The NHL season opener came late but with a bang: Simple Plan played outside the Bell Centre, and CBC was there to broadcast it live across Canada. Le Studio Mobile provided the 5.1 audio, Marc Laliberté engineered. Thanks to Producer Dan MacLellan and TP David Allmark.

 

 

August 2012: A rare movie recording

When writer/director Mathieu Roy wanted to shoot a scene for his next movie, «L'autre maison» in a church with live musicians, he decided the music would be recorded live, not lip-synched. Le Studio Mobile was called and Stéphane Lemay engineered the shoot/session, working with Claude La Haye, the movie's sound recordist. «L'autre maison» will be out in 2013. Our thanks to producers Félize Frappier and Sylvie Lacoste of Max Films.

 

 

May, June and July 2012: Festivals and more

Summer in the city means outside shows and there were plenty to record, thanks to Les Francofolies de Montréal, the Fête nationale du Québec and the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Le Studio Mobile was there, of course, recording Rufus Wainwright, Caracol, Porcelaine and Eli et Papillon for SiriusXM. André Di Cesare produced and Michael Néron engineered. On to the Fête nationale in Parc Maisonneuve, produced by Datsit, engineered by Marc Laliberté. Guests included Daniel Bélanger, Isabelle Boulay, Adam Cohen, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Ariane Moffatt, Yann Perreau and Alpha Roccoco.
We also recorded Richard Séguin's «De colère et d'espoir», produced by Écho Média Productions for a September broadcast on Radio-Canada. Our thanks to Luc Châtelain and Bernard Monfette. Stéphane Lemay engineered.

From Montreal to Quebec City for «Le Français d'abord», the opening show of the Festival d'été de Québec, a spectacular French-Quebec production for broadcast on Radio-Canada and TV5 as well as on France 2. Produced and hosted by Daniela Lumbroso, the show featured guests from both sides of the ocean, including Chimène Badi, Isabelle Boulay, Cali, Grand Corps Malade, H'sao, Angélique Kidjo, Lynda Lemay, Marie Mai, Gilbert Montagné and Zachary Richard. Marc Laliberté engineered. Our thanks to producer Louis Trépanier of Datsit and technical producer John Myles.

 

 

April 2012: Gala Artis

Le Gala Artis, celebrating Quebec's television, was back to Théâtre Denise-Pelletier this year. Le Studio Mobile was there again to mix the music in 5.1, Eric Desroches engineered. The show was an enormous success, with close to two million viewers.
Our thanks to producers François Carignan and Eric Belley, production director Véronic Charron and technical producer Benoît Bélair.

 

 

April 2012: The Juno Awards

The Junos were held in Ottawa this year. Marc Laliberté engineered in Le Studio Mobile, starting things with a bang and Nickelback playing "This Means War". A dance medley followed, with Dragonette ("Hello"), Alyssa Reid ("Alone Again"), JRDN ("You Can Have It All"), Mia Martina ("Stereolove") and Anjulie ("Brand New Chick"). Next was Hedley with "One Life", City and Colour ("The Grand Optimist") and Deadmau5 ("Raise your Weapon" and "Hello Friend", with guests Lights and MC Flipside).
Our thanks, of course, to producers John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, David Russell, director, Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as the whole audio team.

And here it is, The 2012 Juno Awards Audio Team:

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Howard Baggley, Simon Bélanger, Guillaume Bengle, Peter Campbell, Patrick Castonguay, Esther Desjardins-Brayne, Linda Dufresne, Claude Faucon, Kent Ford, Ken Friesen, Marc-Olivier Germain, Rick Gravel, Richard Haché, John Hallywell, Conrad Hijazi, Derek Hilton, Ken Holtz, Stu Lacelle, Marc Laliberté, Matt Lamarche, Patrice Lavoie, Pierre Lavoie, Jeff Lentinello, Robert Lukas, Eric Massicotte, Doug McClement, Rob Miedema, Mike Molineux, Pete Moorcraft, Dave Muir, Mike Nazarec, Scott Nickerson, Michael Nunan, Christian Pageau, David Vincent and Mark Vreeken.

 

 

March 2012: High Definition Video Recording

Le Studio Mobile is now equipped with a new High-Definition Video Recorder, the Ki-Pro Rack from AJA. The stand-alone unit will let us remix to video, locked to time-code, during production or right after taping, for those instances where there is no time to wait for the edited video.

 

February 2012: The NAAAs

Le Studio Mobile was in Vancouver again this year, this time for the annual production of The National Aboriginal Achievement Awards (now Indspire), from the Queen Elisabeth Theatre, taped for later broadcasting on Global and APTN. The recording engineer was Marc Laliberté. Many thanks to the producers: Jennifer Podemski, PJ Thornton, Emma Jaconello and Karel Noordover.

 

November 2011 : Lapointe symphonique

In June 2011, during «Les Francofolies de Montréal», Le Studio Mobile recorded Eric Lapointe with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. A CD of this very special evening is now available: «Lapointe symphonique». Thanks to Toby Gendron, who did the recording and mixdown.

 

 

October 2011: Professional Sound

A very interesting article in this month's issue of Professional Sound: «Working on Wheels, Insight from some of Canada's Revered Remote Recorders». Written by Andrew King, editor of the magazine, it is a well-documented article, covering the subject and underlining the specificities of mobile recording. Le Studio Mobile is there, of course. Our thanks to Andrew.
Professional Sound Site
The article (page 38)

 

June 2011: Les Francofolies de Montréal

A busy year for Le Studio Mobile at «Les Francofolies», one of Montreal's great outdoor summer events: Rocker Eric Lapointe with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, an evening with Jean-Pierre Ferland as well as the return of «Douze hommes rapaillés».
Thanks to Luc Châtelain, Bernard Monfette and Francis Youri of Echo Média and to engineers Toby Gendron, Michael Néron and Marc Laliberté.

 

April 2011: Le Gala Artis

Le Gala Artis, celebrating Quebec's television, moved to Théâtre Denise-Pelletier this year. Le Studio Mobile was there again to mix the music in 5.1, Eric Desroches engineered.
Our thanks to producers Jean Guimond, Eric Belley and Suzanne Hétu, and to technical director Benoît Bélair.

 

March 2011: Our 25th Juno Awards

December 5th, 1984, Exhibition Place, Toronto. Our first Juno Awards broadcast.
About 40 inputs, no computers.
March 27th, 2011, again in Toronto, this time at the Air Canada Centre, The Junos celebrate 40 years, 25 times with Le Studio Mobile.
About 800 inputs, four mixing set-ups, still the best team.

It was also CTV's 10th Anniversary broadcast and most-watched Juno Awards ever with 2.4 million viewers.
Simon Bowers mixed Sarah McLachlan, the 40th Anniversary Tribute, Johnny Reid and Arcade Fire.
Many thanks to John Brunton, Louise Wood, Lindsay Cox, Rose Marra and Karel Noordover.

 

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The 2011 Juno Awards Audio Team:

Howard Baggley, Guillaume Bengle, Simon Bowers, David Brazeau, Floyd Burrell, Peter Campbell, James Fast, Ken Friesen, Melvin Godfrey, Shawn Hamilton, Brian Kirk, Steve Koubridis, Steve Kovacs, Marc Laliberté, Patrice Lavoie, Keijo Makela, Doug McClement, Tim Mech, Kevin Mifflin, Mike Molineux, Mike Nazarec, Scott Nickerson, Mike Nunan, Christian Pageau, Martin Paré, Brenda Powell, Keith Rudyk, Rob Steeves, Peter Stoynich, John Sulek, François Turenne, Mark Vreeken and Frédérick Williams.

My clients, colleagues and friends were kind enough to celebrate this very special anniversary, I'd like to thank them all. G. B.

 

December 2010: Rammstein!

Le Studio Mobile recorded the extraordinary German rock band Rammstein at Centre Bell. The sold-out event, with its pyro, machinery and theatrics, was taped for an upcoming DVD.
Thanks to François Lamoureux and Denis Normandeau from Fogolabs who produced and engineered the project.

 

 

November 2010: One Gemini Award, one Gémeaux Award

Toronto: The Gemini Award for best sound in a comedy, variety or performing arts program or series has been attributed to "The 2010 Juno Awards"
Congratulations to the audio team: Simon Bowers, Howard Baggley, Marc Laliberté, Doug McClement and Michael Molineux.
Our thanks to Insight producers John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Louise Wood and Lindsay Cox, director Joan Tosoni and technical producer Karel Noordover.

Montreal: The Prix Gémeaux for best sound in a comedy or variety program went to Marc Laliberté for the 2009 «Spectacle de la Fête nationale du Québec dans la Capitale». Congratulations to Mario Rouleau, director, Luc Wiseman, producer and thanks to Avanti Ciné Vidéo.

Le Studio Mobile was there, of course, for both broadcasts. For the second one, we were full and final audio: bands, hosts, audience! Nice job, Marc.
It is the second year in a row that the Gémeaux winner in the best sound category mixed in Le Studio Mobile.

Marc Laliberté and Simon Bowers

 

October 2010: Brian Setzer DVD

On June 25th, 2010, The Brian Setzer Orchestra headlined the opening of the 2010 Montreal Jazz Festival, performing for over 150,000 people! Le Studio Mobile recorded the event and the DVD is out, to great reviews: It's Gonna Rock 'Cause That's What I Do. A Blu-ray version should soon be available.

The audio mixer was Michael Néron. Our Thanks to producers Luc Châtelain and Dave Kaplan, to director Mario Rouleau and to production manager Marie-Claude Filteau.

 

 

March and April 2010: Our regular recordings

March and April are month of regular shows, a pleasure because we get to see the same teams of producers and crews, every year in a different city.


On our way back to Vancouver, Le Studio Mobile stopped in Regina for the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, produced as usual by Jennifer Podemski, Emma Jaconello and PJ Thornton. The gala event, which was hosted by Andrea Menard and Raoul Trujillo, showcased entertainers Buffy Sainte-Marie, Elisapie Isaac, Leemai Lafontaine, Red Bull, Michael Greyeyes, Lorne Cardinal and the Wanuskewin International Dance Troupe. It will air on Global Television and APTN beginning May 1st. Simon Bowers engineered.

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From coast to coast it is, this year: The Juno Awards (our 24th) were held in St. John's, Newfoundland. Simon Bowers, in Le Studio Mobile, mixed Michael Bublé, Johnny Reid, Great Lake Swimmers, Blue Rodeo and K'Naan. Thanks, as usual, to producers John Brunton, Barbara Bowlby, Louise Wood and Lindsay Cox of Insight Productions, Joan Tosoni, director, Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as the whole audio team, pictured here:

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The 2010 Junos audio team.
From left to right, starting at the rear:

Scott Nickerson, Matt Lamarche, James Fast, Guillaume Bengle, Mike Molineux, Nick Jackson, Ken Friesen, Simon Bowers, Don Ellis, David Hillier, Michael Hogan, Robbie Thomas, Rick Hollett, Richard Barela, Mark Vreeken, David Brazeau, Joshua Fudge.

Michael Nunan, Steve Koubridis, Spencer Crewe, Frédérick Williams, Howard Baggley, Brad Mitchell, Marc Laliberté, David Vincent, Patrice Lavoie, Doug McClement, Christian Pageau.

Michael Nazarec, Richard Seypka, Colin St-Jacques, Martin Paré, Etienne Lapré.

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Some of the biggest names in Quebec television gather every year at Monument National in Montreal, for the Gala Artis, celebrating 25 years, which awards the province’s top names in TV, as voted on by the viewing public. Le Studio Mobile was there for the 5.1 broadcast on TVA, watched by 2 million viewers. Our thanks to producers Jean Guimond and Pascale Lortie, technical producer Denis Hérard and engineer Eric Desroches.

 

 

 

 

March 2010: The Paralympic Games

After the Olympics, Le Studio Mobile stayed in Vancouver for the Opening Ceremonies of the Paralympic Games. Also broadcast around the world, it was also a major production, with great music and impressive images. Brian Power engineered. Thanks to VANOC and to our producers from PRP: Pierre Roberge, Nik Von Schulmann and technical producer Michael Schriven.

 

 

 

 

 

February 2010: The Olympic Games

 

Le Studio Mobile is proud to announce that it recently spent six weeks in Vancouver providing audio mixes for world broadcast coverage of the Opening, Closing, and Medal Ceremonies of the 2010 Olympic Games, as well as mixes of nightly live concerts from the Olympic Stadium. Our producer was David Atkins Enterprises and our output was sent to Olympic Broadcasting Services for world distribution.

We were responsible for all inputs coming from the Stadium: music, vocals, speeches and effects (the audience microphones were handled by the video truck, downstream). For the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, 96 inputs were used and fed through an Optocore double fiber-optic system. The daily musical acts used another 96 inputs through our own preamps and fiber-optic system. Switching from one system to the other was done in seconds by selecting "Coax" or "Fiber" on our RME MADI Interfaces. A smooth and fast transition between both setups was essential as most days were spent rehearsing both ceremonies and daily musical acts.

As expected, Opening and Closing Ceremonies were enormous productions, with live performances from Neil Young and kd lang, amongst many others. Daily headliners included Burton Cummings, Inxs, Hedley, Theory of a Dead Man, Nelly Furtado, Bare Naked Ladies, Paul Brandt, Trooper, Loverboy, Billy Talent, Stereophonics and Great Big Sea.

For the Opening Ceremonies alone, Le Studio Mobile provided audio to an estimated global audience of more than a billion. Mix engineer was John Simpson of Sydney, Australia, assisted by Brian Power of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our special thanks to the people of DAE, especially Ian Baldwin, Pamela Kekos and Carl Gosine, to Ian Cooper at Norwest, and to Jim McCauley and Nuno Duarte at OBSV, and to all those who shared with us this extraordinary experience.

 

 

 

 

February 2010: Article in Mix Magazine

 

The February issue of Mix Magazine contains a well-informed and very interesting article about audio mobiles: Remote Recording | Shifting Gears. Sarah Jones wrote the article and Le Studio Mobile is featured.
Read the article in Mix online.

 

 

 

 

January 2010: More inputs, now 144

 

Le Studio Mobile recently doubled the number of its stage preamps, to 96, with the addition of six Yamaha AD8HRs, two RME ADI-6432 MADI Interfaces and a Neutrik OpticalCon Quad four-channel fiber-optic system. This brings the onboard microphone preamps to 144, including 24 on each console. The system is still redundant as coax cables automatically take over in case of malfunction. Control of the preamps is now part of the MADI signal.

 

 

 

 

October 2009: Gamiq Award for Vulgaires Machins

 

On October 4th, the GAMIQ prize for best DVD was awarded to “Presque sold out” from Vulgaires Machins, on Indica Records. Actually a DVD/CD, it was recorded by Le Studio Mobile at Le Club Soda in Montreal. Congratulations to Vulgaires Machins and to Frank Joly, who did the recording and mixdown. The DVD is also nominated in the same category for the next ADISQ.

Nice way to end a career: It was the last recording of our old mobile.

 

October 2009: New video monitors

To keep the engineer well informed, Le Studio Mobile has added four HD monitors in front of the consoles, right below the main plasma display. Each can be fed by a video or VGA signal (coming from the main computer or from one of the X-48 multitrack recorders).

 

September 2009: A "Gémeaux" Award for Stéphane Lemay

Stéphane Lemay won a Prix Gémeaux (the French Canada equivalent to a Gemini Award) in the category "Best Sound in a Comedy, Variety, or Performing Arts Program" for "Rencontres : le spectacle commémoratif du 400e anniversaire de la ville de Québec". The program was one of the major events of the celebration of Quebec City's 400th birthday, in 2008. An Avanti Ciné Vidéo production, it was a broadcast live on Radio-Canada and later issued on DVD. Le Studio Mobile handled all 120 inputs and was final audio.
Thanks to producers Luc Wiseman and Bernard Spickler.

 

 

July 2009: Paul McCartney, again, this time in Halifax, NS.

In July 2008, Le Studio Mobile had the pleasure to record Paul McCartney's historical Quebec City concert in front of a crowd of 230.000. Our producer, Pierre Marchand, from Sélect-TV International, wanted to repeat the experience this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The McCartney production company agreed, specifying they wanted the same crew and equipment including, of course, Le Studio Mobile. Great news!

The show was held right in the city, at Commons Park. It was recorded on Saturday, July 12th and mixed to image in the truck, the following day, by the same team. Audio was then sent to Montreal to be transferred to videotape for broadcast a few days later.
Stéphane Lemay (picture: back) engineered the recording and the mixdown, Paul Hicks (picture: front) produced both, Marc Girard was the Nuendo operator. On stage were Brian Power of Power Post in Halifax as well as Steevo Moore.
Our thanks to Pierre Marchand and Normand Robert.

 

 

July 2009: 30th Montreal International Jazz Festival

A great year for the Jazz Festival's 30th anniversary: At Montreal's Place des Arts, Le Studio Mobile recorded the legendary Dave Brubeck as well as Zachary Richard. On the main exterior stage, we did Nikki Yanofski, Florence K., Patrick Watson, Jesse Cook and the closing show, Ben Harper. All these shows were taped for later broadcast by Amerimage/Spectra. Our thanks to Luc Châtelain and Marie-Claude Filteau.

For XM Radio, we also recorded, on the main exterior stages, Rocksteady, The Roots of Reggae ("without a doubt, the concert of the year" - The Montreal Gazette) and La Fiesta Cubana, with the Afro-Cuban All Stars and Los Van Van. Our thanks to XM's André Di Cesare.

With two of the shows happening at the same time and Le Studio Mobile already booked in Halifax (see next item), we needed outside help. We hired two other remote studios: LiveWire, with Doug McClement, from Toronto for four recordings and Click Track Audio, with Wayne Hawthorne, from Ottawa, for another one. On Sunday, July 12th, Le Studio Mobile was involved in three different recordings, with three mobiles, at the same time!
The engineers: Stéphane Lemay, Michael Néron and Doug McClement.

 

 

May 2009: 360° Panorama

 

At last the 360° panorama of the new mobile is ready.
Click on the picture.

 

 

March, April 2009: The West and more

This year, the Juno Awards were held in Vancouver and Le Studio Mobile was there again. Simon Bowers mixed Nickelback, Sara McLachlan, City in Colour, Simple Plan and Great Big Sea. Our thanks to producers John Brunton and Louise Wood of Insight Productions, Joan Tosoni, director, Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as the audio team.
Le Studio Mobile was also in Winnipeg for the NAAF Awards (many thanks to the producers: Jennifer Podemski, PJ Thornton, Emma Jaconello and Karel Noordover) and back in Montreal for the recording and mixdown of «Spirit of Brazil» for PBS and Amérimage/Spectra (our thanks to Pierre Touchette, Marie-Claude Filteau and Hélène Bouchard) and for the live broadcast of the Gala Artis for TVA (our thanks to Jean Guimond, Pascale Lortie, Jean Simard and Eric Desroches).

 

 

February 2009: Technical improvements

Major technical improvements were done on the studio, concerning mainly the time code, word clock and AES/EBU systems. As usual, Adgil Design took care of new equipment installation and re-wiring.

 

 

 

January 2009: new Yamaha ads

Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems published a full-page ad about their DM2000VCM console. The ad features Le Studio Mobile with text and pictures about its achievements; it was seen in Mix magazine and other specialized publications. Thanks to Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems, Inc.

 

 

January 2009: 30 years

Le Studio Mobile celebrates 30 years of recording.
The studio was created in 1979: 24 inputs, 16 tracks on one inch tape. How things have changed!

 

 

December 2008: Our DM2000s are now VCM

Both Le Studio Mobile's Yamaha DM2000s mixers have now been upgraded with the complete VCM Add-On Effects, a formidable array of state-of-the-art processing technologies that provide all-new production power:

Channel Strip Package: Compressor 276 (mono), Compressor 276S (stereo), Compressor 260 (mono), Compressor 260S (stereo), Equalizer 601
Master Strip Package: Open Deck (Virtual High-End Open-Reel Tape Mastering)
Reverb Package: REV-X Hall, REV-X Room, REV-X Plate
Surround Post Package: Room ER, Auto Doppler, Field Rotation
Vintage Stomp Package: MAX100, Vintage Phaser and Dual Phase

More technical details on the Yamaha Add-On Effects page.

Our thanks to Michel Trépanier of Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems.

 

 

September 2008: Le Studio Mobile in Mix Magazine

Le Studio Mobile found itself in very good company (namely Karen Brinton, David Hewitt, Randy Ezratty, Guy Charbonneau and Kooster McAllister) in the pages of Mix Magazine, in an article about remote recording: Big Rigs, Big Gigs or The Changing Landscape of Remote Recording, written by Janice Brown. The article, interesting and informative, examines new trends in live recording. You can read it on Mix Magazine's site.

 

 

 

August 2008: Redundant 96-track recording

Le Studio Mobile recently added two Tascam X-48 48-track recorders to bring its simultaneous recording capability to 96 redundant tracks (that's 192 tracks!). Check our equipment page for more details (Our thanks to Michael Molineaux of Mr. Mix Audio from Edmonton for his help).

 

 

 

July 20th, 2008: Paul McCartney in concert

Le Studio Mobile is proud to announce that it recorded the historical Paul McCartney concert on Les Plaines d'Abraham in Quebec City in front of 230.000 people. The engineer was Stéphane Lemay; Paul Hicks, who mixed The Beatles’ “Love” album, produced the mix.

Many thanks to producers Pierre Marchand and Eric Fournier and technical director Alain Dion.

 

 

 

Summer 2008: Quebec City

Quebec City is celebrating it's 400th birthday in 2008 and Le Studio Mobile spent most of the summer there:

The Fête nationale celebrations were produced by Télé•Vision and broadcast live by TQS. Stéphane Lemay engineered, using 120 inputs. Alain Dion was the technical director.

One of the major events of the summer celebrations was "Rencontres", held in front of the Parliament building. Alternating historical facts and performances by Quebec's best known singers (including Robert Charlebois, Diane Dufresne and Gilles Vigneault), it was a success. Technically, it was another 120-input show handled by Stéphane Lemay. Sylvain Tessier was technical director. Thanks to producers Bernard Spickler and Luc Wiseman of Avanti Ciné-Vidéo.

Still in Quebec City, Le Studio Mobile recorded two performances of Les Misérables, a LCQ production at Théâtre Capitole. Jacques Montminy engineered, Sébastien Truchon was the technical director.

Another big event was Paris-Québec sous les étoiles, with performances by well-known singers from both sides of the Atlantic, including Adamo, Hughes Aufray, Isabelle Boulay, Patrick Bruel, Diane Dufresne, Yves Duteil, Michel Fugain, Garou, Daniel Lavoie, Linda Lemay and Zachary Richard. This was our first recording in redundant 96 tracks and Marc Laliberté handled it. Thanks to producers Sylvain Parent-Bédard, Denis Savard and Suzanne Hétu from Québécomm Télévision. The show will be mixed for later broadcast on Radio-Canada and Antenne 2 (France).

 

 

 

April 2008: Le Gala Artis

Le Studio Mobile was chosen to be the music mix mobile for the 2008 Artis Gala, held at Monument National in Montreal and produced by TVA. The engineer was Eric Desroches, Claude Turcotte took care of the traffic mix.

Many thanks to producers Marie-Claude Tétreault and France Poirier and technical directors Denis Hérard and Daniel Roussel.

 

 

 

April 2008: The Juno Awards

Le Studio Mobile is back at the Juno Awards, this time in Calgary. This is the 22nd time we mix audio for Canada's Music Awards. Simon Bowers mixed Avril Lavigne, Measha Brueggergosman, Anne Murray and Michael Bublé.

Many thanks to John Brunton and Insight Productions, Joan Tosoni, director, Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as the audio team.

 

 

 

March 2008: NAAA's

Once again, Le Studio Mobile was chosen to record the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, this time in Toronto at the Hummingbird Centre, for later broadcasting on Global and APTN. The recording engineer was Simon Bowers. Many thanks to the producers: Jennifer Podemski, PJ Thornton and Emma Jaconello.

 

 

 

February 2008: The first recording

Fredericton, NB. - Le Studio Mobile has been mixing the East Coast Music Awards for CBC for many years so we were pleased to be there again, this time for the inaugural recording of our new mobile. Again, Brian Power of Power Post Production engineered, with producers Geoff D'Eon and Jac Gautreau.

 

 

 

December 2007: The last recording

Le Studio Mobile's remote truck was built around 1979. It was retired in December after almost 30 years of service. The truck itself was 18 years old. The last recording was a two-night performance by Montreal's Vulgaires Machins at Le Club Soda, engineered by Frank Joly for Indica Records. A DVD and a CD will be released in 2008.

Construction of the new mobile is well under way; Le Studio Mobile Version 2.0 should be ready in February.

 

 

 

September 2007: Loreena McKennitt

Le Studio Mobile recently recorded two concerts by Loreena McKennitt at Place des Arts in Montreal for an upcoming television special. Multi Juno Award winning engineer Jeff Wolpert made the recording in redundant 72 tracks.

 

 

 

August 2007: Le Studio Mobile announces Version 2.0

Le Studio Mobile will build a brand new remote truck. Planning and research are already under way, the new mobile should be ready at the beginning of 2008.

 

 

 

 

July 2007: Montreal International Jazz Festival

The Montreal International Jazz Festival is over, it was an enormous success in every respect. Le Studio Mobile was in charge of all audio recordings for television: Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Sophie Milman, Molly Johnson (all at Place des Arts), Randy Bachman (at Le Spectrum) and Rachid Taha (the big closing party, in front of one hundred thousand spectators on Ste-Catherine Street). The producer was Amerimage-Spectra.

Technically, all shows were recorded for future 5.1 mixdown in 24-bit 48 tracks. For the first time, no tape was used for the redundant 48-track recording. More about that soon.

 

 

 

June 2007: New Reverb

Le Studio Mobile is proud to announce that it has a new piece of equipment: a TC Electronic 6000 Reverb.

From TC Electronic:

Containing the entire Reverb and Delay palette of TC Electronic, Reverb 6000 is a four engine monster for professional film and music production. It delivers the finest, wildest and most research-intensive spatial effects of the audio industry today. Reverb 6000 contains the entire family of award winning VSS reverbs for mono, stereo, LtRt, 5.1 and 6.1 formats, the best algorithms and presets from M3000 and M5000 plus unique Reverb 6000 preset banks such as Halls of Fame and the Skywalker Sound Collection. Presets can be further adjusted with numerous parameters to make them just the right fit for any sound image you may be working on.

 

 

 

April 2007: Juno Awards

The 2007 Juno Awards were held this year in Saskatoon and we were there, of course. Le Studio Mobile has been recording and mixing the Junos broadcast every year (except for 2001, to be precise) since 1986. Simon Bowers mixed Billy Talent, Three Days Grace, The Tragically Hip, Alexis on Fire and DJ Champion. Doug McClement in his Livewire truck handled Nelly Furtado, K-OS, Patrick Watson and Gregory Charles.

Many thanks to John Brunton and Insight Productions, Joan Tosoni, director, Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as the audio team:

Click on the image to enlarge it.

 

Howard Baggley, Tim Bender, Guillaume Bengle, Simon Bowers, Garett Brechin, Peter Campbell, James Fast, Tony Fitzgerald, Kent Ford, Ken Friesen, Tom Keifer, Jeff Kozak, Tony Kvzub, Matt Lamarche, Patrice Lavoie, Eric Massicote, Doug McClement, Brad Mitchell, Mike Molineux, Mike Nazarec, Scott Nickerson, Mike Nunan, Chad Pacholuk, Christian Pageau, Tyler Patrick, Kevin Pierce, Barry Rudd, Etienne St-Jacques , Mario St. Onge, Rob Steeves, David Vincent, Mark Vreeken, Lanny Westgard and Fred Williams.

 

 

 

April 2004: Juno Awards

We're back from Edmonton, where the 2004 Juno Awards were held April 4th. An enormous technical challenge and a total success: three stages, 15 musical performances, a very dense two and a half hours.

Le Studio Mobile took care of Nickelback, Avril Lavigne, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings with Kathleen Edward, Nelly Furtado, Three Days Grace. Billy Talent and Alanis Morissette. Toaster Audio, from Seattle, handled Sarah McLachlan, In Essence, Michael Bublé, Barenaked Ladies, Aaron Lines, Ben Heppner, Finger Eleven and Simple Plan.


Congratulations to John Brunton and Insight Productions, Joan Tosoni, director, Karel Noordover, technical producer, as well as, of course, Simon Bowers and the audio team:

Howard Baggley, Perry Blackman, Ray Buxton, Peter Campbell, Mark Cavener, Greg Clinton, Cliff Crockrall, John Davis, Ian Dunbar, James Fast, Marco Giappesi, Nicholas Hayes, Robert Hankins, Marc Laliberté, Patrice Lavoie, Colin Lay, Simon Léonard, Ed Little, Darren McBain, Brad Mitchel, Mike Molineux, Michael Nazarec, Scott Nickerson, Chad Pacholik, Christian Pageau, Scott Parnwell, Tyler Patrick, André Pichette, Raj Ramtej, Dwayne Reid, Etienne Saint-Jacques, Mario Saint-Onge, Marcel Sieben, Rob Steeves, Kevin Stenson, Hugo Tardif and Jeff Wolpert.

Web Links:

JUNO Awards

CTV's JUNO Awards

 

 

February 2004: Junos!

Le Studio Mobile is pleased to announce that it will once again be at the Junos in 2004! As in most of the last fifteen years, Le Studio Mobile will be the main audio truck and center of audio production for the 2004 JUNO Awards, Canada's Music Awards, broadcast live across Canada from Edmonton on CTV Sunday, April 4, 2004 at 8 p.m.

We look forward to working again with C.A.R.A.S., Insight Productions, Mr. Simon Bowers and the audio production team. The line-up will include Barenaked Ladies, Michael Buble, Nelly Furtado, Avril Lavigne, Sarah McLachlan, and Nickelback.

See you in Edmonton April 4th!

 

 

 

November 2003 : Professional Sound


“Professional Sound” magazine published an interesting article about Le Studio Mobile. The entire article, in pdf format, is available here.
Thanks to Jeff MacKay, Carole and Roy Timm.

 

 

 

October 12th, 2003 : Gemini Award

Toronto. The Gemini Award for best sound in a comedy, variety or performing arts program or series has been attributed to "The 2003 Juno Awards".

Congratulations to Simon Bowers (picture), Karel Noordover, technical producer, Insight Productions and the audio team:

Howard Baggley, Peter Campbell, Patrick Castonguay, Mike Cormak, Julia Dimitriou, Danielle Duval, James Fast, Kent Ford, Robert Hankins, Richard Lachance, Ian Dunbar, Marc Laliberté, Patrice Lavoie, Doug McClement, Alexandre Miasnikof, Mike Nazarec, Scott Nickerson, Renato Petruziello, André Pichette, David Rees, Pierre Renaud, Etienne St-Jacques, Mario St-Onge, Brian Smith, Rob Steeves, Shawn Taylor, Frédérick Williams and Jason Worden.

Le Studio Mobile has been, since 1989, the main audio mobile and audio production center of the broadcast.

 

 

2003 : Soundcraft 1624 console for sale

Our previous main console is now for sale. Click here for details and pictures.

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If you're looking for the Microphone Technique Primer short, you'll find it here.

 
 

 

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