|Clients /||Band Of Brothers / Michael Price|
|Michael Price - Co-Producer|
"We tend to hire a Pro Tools rig, but with Digital Performer as the front-end, because both Michael Kamen and his engineer, Steve McLaughlin, are very comfortable with the software, and it meant that we could actually have our original MIDI version of the cue in Performer. We could also have the real orchestra and if necessary we could compare the two if we needed to change anything or weren't happy. Steve also uses Digital Performer at home, so he could take the removable drives from the session to his own studio and mix them there."
All the sessions were recorded straight to Pro Tools, with Tascam DTRS or Sony 3348 back up. This saved a lot of transfer time and meant sessions could be moved around more quickly, and be made available to take away to home studios. There were usually two Pro Tools rigs on the sessions: "We would have a record rig, which would always be spec'd up to be Pro Tools hardware, so would either be 888/24s, or Apogee AD8000s, depending on what we were doing and where we were. We would also have a Digital Performer rig that we'd use to mix on if necessary, which would have MOTU rather than Digidesign hardware.
"GearBox are now our only supplier of these things, in terms of Michael Kamen's company. In a sense I think the transition to them has been very smooth, and I think this project has been the one that has cemented our relationship. This is the first project where weve moved completely to hard disk recording at the front end, rather than recording to 3348s. Consequently, because thats your front-end, you need it to work at its best all the time."
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