Matt Bishop - Alford Media Services
From talking heads to dancing horses, audio engineer Matt Bishop uses Rane gear to solve unique problems that arise in large corporate productions.
Matt Bishop is an audio engineer with Alford Media Services, located in Coppell, TX. Alford produces large scale corporate events throughout the U.S. Matt recently purchased a Rane RPM 88 Programmable Multiprocessor as an 8x8 matrix "problem solver".
The RPM 88 made its first Alford appearance in a multi-zone public address system, paired with JBL line array products. The complex audio/video event featured talking heads, acrobatic performances, dancing horses, and a live band.
Matt writes, "I wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the performance of the RPM 88. It sounded wonderful and, with the help of my remote desktop tablet, it was a snap to tune and time a rather complex PA. I am currently in a quandary trying to figure out if I am more impressed with the unit's flexibility, its ease of setup and operation, or its overall sonic quality."
The world of corporate event staging is filled with the unexpected, and Matt finds a great deal of value in the RPM 88's ability to provide a wide array of processing solutions that can be adapted to any situation. The versatile multiprocessor delivers insertable processing paths for EQ and dynamics, a mastering chain for recording mixes, an auto-mixer for large panel discussions, and extra pre-amps for inputs that are needed "on the fly".
Matt continues: "Simply put, the RPM 88 is the most versatile two rack spaces I could have ever imagined. I'm just getting started with this product but am looking forward to exploring its capabilities and discovering more ways that it can increase my effectiveness as a mixer and system designer."
"The flexibility and simple operation of the RPM 88 make it the perfect device for engineers who need diverse solutions in portable sound environments. I've used a ton of XTAs and OmniDrives, but a 2x24 character display is no way to program a processor. Rane got it right."