… Off The Meter is a collection of observations and remarks expressed by the discerning people that have ‘been on a journey’ with RemoteTaxi.
Photograph courtesy of Jan-Niclas Petzold
Viennese production company 24/7 booked RemoteTaxi for an 8 camera video shoot and 112 track audio recording of German megastar Herbert Grönemeyer with special guest, Bono – 24/7′s end-client being an American TV station.
Recording was carried out in August 2012 at the new “Metropolis” hall at the legendary Filmpark- Babelsberg in Potsdam.
24/7 director Sven Offen commented, “RemoteTaxi is a very compact effective way to record shows with up to 8 cameras and almost unlimited tracks of audio in high quality…”
German musician Westernhagen was so impressed with RemoteTaxi when it recorded his 2011 tour that he featured it in his latest book ‘Auf der Staße mit Westernhagen’ (On the Road with Westernhagen).
“What do you need a London Taxi for at a concert? Well, the vehicle here in front of the ‘Berliner Postbahnhof’ is a mobile recording system developed by Peter Brandt. Packed with the equipment that recorded the shows of “Hottentottenmusik” the following weeks. Only the drivers seat is empty, “that is HiEnd, a brilliant idea” says Westernhagen.
Photographs courtesy of Romney Müller-Westernhagen.
Peter Brandt brought his Remote recording Truck and his incredible Remote Recording “Taxi” (so Cool!) to Berlin for our recent Sting: Live In Berlin DVD and Audio recording.
He had just recorded a full show the night before and had to set up everything in about 6 hours. The time was running against him and he was working on little to no sleep. Not only was he ready but the gear worked perfectly, everything was in perfect shape and the music sounded incredible.
At the end of the show I needed a bunch of drives run for me for different purposes. After a day where he worked like a dog to make everything right for us, he went way beyond the call of duty and stayed up all night again and delivered to the hotel 2 drives perfectly ready to work on as we flew back to the States to get the music mixed for release.
Peter Brandt is a true pro and has worked on Sting projects as far back as the Bring On The Night project in 1986.
He is something of a legend in Remote Recording at this point, brilliant and just about the best on the planet. I hope I get to record a live project in Berlin or, for that matter, anywhere else in Europe. I would love to see that Taxi again and Peter’s smiling face!
When RemoteTaxi was recently booked by 2Bild TV in Cologne to pre-record the audio and video for Rock ‘n Talk show Ray’s Guesthouse, presenter Ray Cokes was so inspired by the ‘Taxi’ that he spontaneously decided to include the black cab in his show.
Video Director, Marc Schuetrumpf of Neoxfilm GmbH commented, “Ray was amazed that all that technical equipment and capability could be built into something as crazy as a Black London Cab! He loved it!”
“The video recording was handled by six cameras, all recorded on SSD drives as well as the switched program.”
Marc continued, “RemoteTaxi is the ultimate option to use on contained, pre-recorded projects. It’s not only a cost effective way to record audio and video, but is also a very intuitive production tool! For me, it’s the way ahead!”
The photographs courtesy of Stephan Faber show Ray and Marc editing inside the cab, audio recording by Sven Raff.
We`ve been using Peter Brandt`s live recording services over the last two decades and always appreciated his professionalism, reliability and great sound. With the new RemoteTaxi he offered an easy and budget friendly alternative to record our 2010`s tour still meeting highest quality demands. Listening back to the Westernhagen recordings at Hansa put smiles on our faces! Great job, Peter!