Moogfest 2014 Featuring DirectOut MADI System

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Billed as the “Synthesis of Technology, Art and Music,” Moogfest is a fabulously quirky celebration of electronic music, geekiness and the legacy of synthesizer legend, Bob Moog. Held over five days in April in Asheville, North Carolina, the city where Moog spent the last 30 years of his life, performances from top acts like Kraftwerk, Flying Lotus, Pet Shop Boys and M.I.A. rubbed shoulders with instrument workshops and seminars on everything from sci-fi futurism to Sonification and Cybernetics.

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For the first time, two DirectOut MADI systems were used for the live recording of two of the main festival venues. Moogfest documentation producer KamranV (CEO of CyKiK) and recording producer Nick Tipp (Soniferous Inc) were responsible for overseeing multitrack recording of the entire festival.

Keith Emerson at MoogFest 2014

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Together they created a MADI setup based on DirectOut equipment as main recording systems and broadcast mix systems of the Diana Wortham Theater and The Orange Peel venue. Each system included one 32-channel ANDIAMO.MC preamp, several BREAKOUT panels, an EXBOX.UMA, one MA2CHBOX and finally a JoeCo BBR64MADI which acted as a backup recorder using the second MADI signal from the ANDIAMO.MC.

DirectOut equipment as main recording systems and broadcast mix systems

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The preamps were controlled via MIDI by a recording/broadcast mix engineer using ProTools who used the EXBOX.UMA as the audio interface. The DirectOut MA2CHBOX allowed an analog connection to engineers’ monitoring as well as easy monitoring of broadcast mixes being sent to the web broadcasting partners TechZulu.

About Nicolas Tipp:
Nick Tipp is known in the west coast new music scene for creating blended acoustic and electric concert experiences that demand a high degree of technical savvy: surround sound concerts, headphone operas, etc. He is also involved in a lot of live pop and rock broadcast mixing, as well as producing records year round.Tipp began his recording and producing career in 1998 in Seattle WA, moved to LA in 2002. He was the recording engineer at the LA Opera under audio Producer Fred Vogler in 08/09. During this time LA Opera won two grammy awards with Kurt Weil’s ‘The City Of Mahogany’ for the "Best Classical Album" and the "Best Opera Recording".

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About DirectOut GmbH
DirectOut GmbH was founded in 2008 by a team of professional sound engineers headed up by Stephan Flock, an award-winning classical music sound engineer with over 20 years’ experience in digital audio signal processing design. The company specializes in developing essential pro audio connectivity, networking and bridging solutions for broadcast, studio, live and installed sound applications. Unique in that all members of the DirectOut development team are still active professional sound engineers, the company is thus fully focused on real-world demands and problem solving. The product range, marketed under the brand of DirectOut Technologies®, offers solutions that build bridges between different audio worlds and make systems and formats more flexible. Audio formats supported include MADI, AES67 and RAVENNA. Headquartered in Mittweida, Germany, DirectOut products are distributed worldwide.

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