Stage used for the Pavarotti and Friends charity concert
Pavarotti recently celebrated the tenth edition of his annual Pavarotti
& Friends charity concert by gathering a star-studded cast in his
hometown of Modena, Italy. The event, the proceeds of which were donated
to aid Angolan children, was telecast nationwide in prime time by RAI,
the national (an) Italian broadcasting company. Along with solo performances
by Sting, Lou Reed, Grace Jones, James Brown, Cubas charismatic
Augusto Enriquez and his Mambo Band; Italian chart-toppers Zucchero, Andrea
Bocelli, Raf and Elisa also performed duets with the world-renowned tenor.
Many of the performances included accompaniment by a 70-piece orchestra
and a childrens choir.
equipment list used at the annual concert historically reads like a whos
who in cutting edge pro audio technology. And, for the second successive
year, the Mackie HDR24/96
was chosen to record and broadcast the event. These units played
a fundamental role in the broadcast sound, explained Pavarottis
sound engineer John Pellowe, who was mixing the orchestra and choir for
the occasion. In terms of how well the equipment worked, it was
the best Pavarotti & Friends weve done. This is the second time
weve used the HDR24/96 recorders and the sound was impeccable once
continued, Mackie also deserves huge credit for the support they
provided. Mackies Recording Products Specialist, Sandro Chinellato
was on-hand before and during the high-profile event to assist with the
configuration and operation of the hard disk recorders.
to the HDR24/96 audio quality was guaranteed, echoed Alberto The
Mind Butturini, who was in charge of artist and house band mixing.
In fact, Id already used this modus operandi with Elisa, who
Ill be touring with later this year. Once again the Mackie recorders
ensured a perfect hitch-free operation.