March 13, 2008 [Tucson, AZ] - Jim Pavett, owner of Allusion Studios, built, installed and ran the recording system used to record the Great Wall of China Concert. The monumental Great Wall concert is the first international pop concert to be produced at The Great Wall of China.
The Great Wall concert features world-class artists Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Cyndi Lauper, and Doyle Bramhall II performing their greatest hit songs under the magnificent grandeur of The Great Wall. The Great Wall concert has been filmed in its entirety in High Definition (HD) for network HD broadcast. To capture all of the audio at this historic event, Jim created two 48- track digital recording systems, which he flew out to China to build and install on site. For the lead vocals, Focusrite ISA430 channel strips were brought in. "This allowed me to capture the purest single possible while controlling the immense dynamics of these power house vocalist. Since it was a live concert, I only had one shot at getting it right and the ISA 430's made it possible." Once up and running, Jim had routed 192 channels of audio, which was then separated out to the redundant 48-track systems. The resulting recorded audio is nothing short of spectacular.
The concert is now airing for the first time in rotation on Music- HD digital station (AZ Listings: MHDTV 227 Comcast, 729 Cox, 332 Direct TV). Search your providers TV schedule for air times. (www6.comcast.net/tv/) (www.cox.net) (Click on TV Listings, www.directtv.com)
About Allusion Studios
Since 1984, Allusion Studios has provided a full service commercial studio with the perfect environment and expertise for recording solo artists and ensemble projects. Allusion's comprehensive services include full audio and music production (recording and mixing), mastering, forensic audio restoration, vinyl restoration, video editing, media transfers and DVD/video production.