Millennia HV-3 preamps were chosen once again for the live broadcast of the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Unlike other “live” shows, this one isn’t delayed to other time zones, so there is no second chance to fix something in the delayed broadcast.
The remote audio team headed up by Dan Vicari, David Hewitt and Tommy Vicari (these guys have enough awards between them to hold their own show) handled the immense task of bringing a constantly changing live event to the world.
David Hewett (multiple TEC, Grammy, Emmy and CAS award winner), comments, “As we have for so many years, the Academy Awards Orchestra used 96 channels of Millennia preamps to send line level to the Neve VR in the remote recording truck.
“Their high voltage rails and huge dynamic range make them ideal for this work. It’s all about people and preamps in this business, so the Millennia coupled with our crew and Tom Vicari’s mixing skills result in HD sound before it ever hits digital converters. No digital console I know of can match that combination,” Hewett continues.
“Virtually every instrument you heard on the show went through a Millennia preamp; HV-3Rs or HV-3Ds.” adds Tommy Vicari. “When you have only one chance to capture it live, you want accuracy and dependability. Millennia made a very challenging event sound amazing!”