Producer Tommy Vicari is to use a PMC monitoring system to highlight the importance of clarity and accuracy when recording and mixing live music.
The multi Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer is hosting a Masterclass at Sotto il Mare recording studio in Verona, Italy, from 3-5th September. During the three day event, Vicari will work with Italian musician Filippo Perbellini and a live band that incorporates drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, wind instruments and a choir. Material will be recorded in the studio’s live room and then taken through the entire process of editing, mixing and pre-mastering so that attendees can learn new skills from an audio master. There will also be opportunities to talk about the project and discuss equipment and how it can help create specific sounds.
A long time user of PMC monitors, Tommy Vicari has often stated how crucial it is to playback audio through quality monitors so that every nuance of the music can be heard as it is recorded, mixed and mastered. He also states that only PMC can produce the sound he is looking for.
“It is always a pleasure to support Tommy whenever and wherever we can around the world,” says Chris Allen, PMC’s Business Development Manager. “Similarly our partner, Digiland, always provide stellar service for all of our Italian users and guests, which we simply could not manage to service to such a high level without Digiland’s support.”
For this Masterclass, Vicari will be using a flagship PMC IB2A system, fully active, supplied by PMC’s Italian distributor Digiland, which is supporting this high profile event. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to hear and test PMC’s twotwo range and its recently introduced result6 compact nearfield reference monitors.
With over 30 years of industry experience, Tommy Vicari is ideally placed to impart knowledge to the next generation of audio engineers and producers. During his career he has mixed many TV series and movies including, Wall-E, Saving Mr. Banks, Finding Nemo, The Adjustment Bureau, Revolutionary Road and The Help. His six Primetime Emmy Award wins include one of his work on the HBO movie, Behind the Candelabra, which also earned him a prestigious Cinema Audio Society (CAS) Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movie or Mini-Series. Additionally, Vicari has picked up multiple Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for “Best Engineered Album” for his work with such artists as Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Gino Vanelli, Gordon Goodwin, Barbra Streisand, Billy Idol, and Prince.