Final Stage Mastering Installs Genex Audio GX9048

Mar 3, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Genex Audio, a developer of multiformat digital recorders and converters, recently supplied a GX9048 48-track multiformat digital system to Final Stage Mastering, one of Nashville’s most advanced mastering facilities. The new machine will be used to capture stereo and multichannel DSD recordings during mixdown and for playback at Final Stage during CD and SACD mastering/authoring.

“We need flexibility in our facility,” said Final Stage co-owner Randy LeRoy (pictured). “The new Genex GX9048 is currently configured to handle 8-track recordings but is expandable up to 48 tracks. Because the GX9048 can be used to record in either PCM or Direct Stream Digital mode—and play back either format—we can offer our Nashville clients an added flexibility beyond anything that was previously possible with conventional mastering machines. It’s a major breakthrough for the country music community.”

Final Stage Mastering will use the new GX9048 within the greater Nashville and surrounding areas to introduce producers to the concept of acquiring their stereo and multichannel mixes in 1-bit Direct Stream Digital format, as an alternate to conventional 16/44.1, 24/96 and other PCM-based formats.

Recently, Final Stage Mastering used its GX9048 on the new Sam Bush King of My World album of bluegrass music for Sugarhill Records, and will be capturing mixes on a number of important sessions during the coming months. “The system worked flawlessly,” LeRoy enthused, “and handled 88.2/24-bit PCM files real well. The built-in Genex GXR software made mix management easy. I can’t wait to put the Genex GX9048 through its DSD paces!”

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