The second presidential debate (held October 16, 2012) between President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at Hofstra University on Long Island (NY) had audio production provided by On Stage Audio (OSA), based in Las Vegas.
The site of the debate, which was done in a “town hall” format, The David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on the campus of Hofstra served as the site of the debate, which was done in a “town hall” format. The site also hosted a presidential debate in 2008.
Michael Abbott, owner of All Ears, Inc. (Los Angeles), chose to utilize a pair of Yamaha DM2000 digital consoles for audio control.
“The dual DM2000s were chosen for the presidential debate specifically to provide two separate audio streams,” states Abbott. “Size and audio I/O capabilities also played a key role in the set up. We routed six Yamaha AD8HR 8-channel preamps to eight groups—four for the house mix and four for the broadcast pool truck.”
In addition, Dugan-MY16 automatic mixing controller cards were inserted for the 24 town hall participant microphones, as well as the moderator and candidate microphones.
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