AES New York 2013
Knowledge Center Seminar
Saturday, October 19, 12:30 pm — 2:30 pm (Booth 2738)
Gotham Sound presents Martin Kelly: Mastering Multitrack Audio Using Network Based Solutions on Spike TV’s INK MASTERPresenter:
Martin Kelly, Pine Bush, NY, USA
Join Martin Kelly for a fascinating presentation on custom solutions for the technical challenges he faced as the audio supervisor on Spike TV’s Ink Master.
Competition reality television shows have especially complex audio requirements. Even in the best of circumstances, the sound department must provide multiple mixes in real time, all with pristine audio, with no retakes. On Ink Master, the audio department faces the additional dilemma of noisy tattoo guns and a massive number of microphone channels for contestants, judges, and the human canvases.
Sound Supervisor Martin Kelly discusses the details of the design and implementation of Ink Master's production sound mixing and recording systems. Dante network technology was used to connect and integrate mixers and recorders from multiple manufacturers including Yamaha, Lectrosonics, JoeCo, Sound Devices and Boom Recorder.
After the discussion, a custom touch screen audio control surface created to allow an operator to route the 40 inputs to up to 8 camera mixes on the fly will be demonstrated followed by a q&a session.