Greene, D8B, and 328 overlooking Olympic Stadium in Salt Lake
is an industry veteran who has been mixing sound for nearly 50 years.
He is also a dedicated Mackie Digital 8Bus (D8B) user. Most of Greens
recent work has been focused on broadcast sound engineering for high-profile
live events. If you have ever watched the Grammy, Oscar or Emmy awards,
youve probably listened to Eds work.
Ed was asked by producer and long-time associate Don Mischer to help bring
the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City to more
than 3 billion viewers and listeners around the world. Greene, who will
also be mixing the closing ceremonies, provided the world audio feed to
all of the radio and television networks braodcasting this event globally.
center of Eds audio arsenal for the Olympics is his trusted Mackie
D8B. This kind of show is commonly mixed on consoles that sell for
as much as $300,000, explained Greene. But Mackies digital
console is extremely operator friendly and offers equal performance and
stability for less than $11,000!
continued, The D8B is truly a great sounding desk. I had originally
set it up just to run the rehearsals, but it sounded so great and worked
so well, that I decided to leave it connected for the whole ceremony.
I fed the entire broadcast through the D8B and it worked flawlessly for
the whole event. Its one of my favorite desks ever!
Olympics, everything from music and live vocals to dignitary speeches
and audience response was sent though the D8B to a massive global audience.
Also on hand was a Mackie 328 analog console. Green explained, The
328 provided several auxiliary sourcesI had a number of production
mics connected to it. I also used it for metering. Like the D8B, the 328
worked perfectly and sounded fantastic.
24, Don Mischer and Ed Green will collaborate again to bring the closing
ceremonies to an anticipated 3.5 billion people. The closing line-up will
include performances by NSYNC, Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, Harry Conick
Jr., Charlotte Church and Josh Groban among others. Greens trusted
D8B will be there too. I plan to use the same setup for the closing
ceremonies, explained Green. Its wonderful! Such a pleasure
using that console."
note: Photos are available upon request.