I was just admiring some of these BEAUTIFUL, yet fully function studios that are built into the back of cargo trailers!
Looks cool but I could see those getting awfully stuffy and hot in a hurry. Haha!
OnSiteStudios has a cool ring to it
I’m assuming these are used mostly for broadcast and/or live recording stuff?
Ha ! I can imagine the engineer hand cranking open one of those plastic dome shaped vents that you find on campers when it gets too hot.
At first I thought this was one trailer, long sucker!
Then I thought somebody has way too much money to play with.
Guess I still think that even though it’s a bunch of trailers.
With the exception of that pic with the neve and track of Apogees, they usually have dedicated machine rooms on the opposite end of the console, and a quiet but ramped up a/c unit on the outside too.
Yup. Multiple trailers will park outside the sports arena then tie into a digital matrix. Like a patchbay, but all Madi. One of the first clues that its a broadcasting trailer and not a mobile studio is that you will almost always see a 5.1 surround system in these. The third picture is the obvious exception here.
It’d be really impractical for someone to haul the rig into a stadium, set it up, then tear it down. Since the arenas already have the technology in place to pipe it out to a trailer. So either the broadcasting network could own the trailer, or a freelance sound company could own the trailer or then job it out to the network.
That makes way more sense. In that case, I have no doubt that they have cooling under control.
Those Vista X consoles start around $400,000k and run into the millions. You know what they say, if you can afford the (insert fancy car here_) you can afford the gas
Those Vistas are stunning consoles. Studer is the only company going head-to-head against Avid. Matter of fact, Studer has beat Avid up so bad in this particular market, that Avid backed down.
Eddie Kramer told a story about working at Woodstock, recording with a console and tape machine inside a trailer (off behind the stage), with no air conditioning and no sleep for 3 days! He said it was pure hell, but yet a great experience at the same time. He says he did no drugs … but they gave him Vitamin B-12 shots in the bum to keep him going.
You don’t want to get in a car accident with one of these…
Just be sure to get your auto insurance coverage through Lloyd’s of London!
And hope you’re the person in the truck (not the car) when you get hit!