Meeting Topic: Harrison Consoles Open House
Meeting Location: Lavergne, TN
On invitation from Harrison Consoles, maker of the digital consoles used in premier film, post-production, and broadcast facilities throughout the world, the MTSU AES section attended an open house at the company's Nashville, TN headquarters. The night began with refreshments and an informal meet and greet with Harrison's engineers and several other members of the Nashville audio community. Once everyone had their fill, the attendees received a presentation on Harrison's system architecture and the features of the night's main attraction, a 30 foot long, 112 fader, 384 input MPC-4D film console. The event then moved to the assembly floor where two newly assembled consoles, the MPC and a smaller Trion, were on display. Everyone had the opportunity to touch and explore both consoles while talking to several Harrison engineers. The open house was a rare opportunity for the section members to see such a large and complex console as such consoles are used only in the most exclusive and restricted film mixing stages in the world. Both of the consoles on display were purchased by Mosfilm, the largest film production studio in Russia, and were scheduled to be shipped shortly after the event.