Tied into the upcoming Super Bowl game in Indianapolis, late night television host Jimmy Fallon is broadcasting four shows from the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis.
It presents a challenge in recreating the studio setup of the “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Show,” which is normally broadcast from NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Center.
Nathaniel Hare, front of house mixer for the show, was tapped as the sound designer for the four dates (three live-to-disc and then a live show after the big game). Wireless First, a Clair Global company, was selected due to their experience in both TV and touring sound to supply all of the necessary equipment.
Hare decided on Stagetec NEXUS to provide the backbone of the audio routing, with all audio signals from all stage sources to front of house and monitor— and to the Music Mix Mobile and Game Creek Trucks parked outside—are being transported through the NEXUS system.
The NEXUS network comprises of some 1728 inputs and 1984 outputs. Central to the system is the NEXUS Star, which connects 12 remote base devices throughout the theatre and the OB trucks.
Further, several consoles connect via MADI, including front of house, music and main production, and the rest have direct connections to the NEXUS via AES/EBU.
“As the show after the Super Bowl is going to be live, I need to be 150 percent sure that there will be no equipment failures,” states Hare, “and the NEXUS not only has complete redundancy built in but it’s track record on reliability speaks for itself.”