The short list
of the bands recorded by Le Mobile sounds like Billboard top twenty:
Linkin Park, No Doubt, Keane, The Pretenders, U2, Genesis, Aerosmith,
The Grateful Dead, Rush, The Eagles, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac,
The Offspring and Jane's Addiction.
Guy Charbonneau's long and prestigious career has brought him numerous
audio and TV industry music awards and worldwide recognition for
live remote recordings, production, mixing and his world-class facility.
Le Mobile is offering full production packages based on both audio
or Video/DVD needs which include:
CD, DVD 5.1 surround, motion picture soundtracks, Internet or Television
the experience of working with multiple video production companies
over the years, I can confidently guide my client's to select the
most appropriate and complete production package based on the individual
needs of each project," says Guy who recalls recording and
mixing the Montreal Jazz Festival for television broadcasts in the
70's. "This was the beginning of recording multi-track and
mixing for television. At the time, I worked closely with the video
editor. My goal is to bring back this relationship once again to
increase total project efficiency. I am in the completion phase
of building an in-house studio to be available that will allow audio
and video personnel to collaborate in order to produce the best-finished
Le Mobile from start to finish is the most economical way to record
your project and get it right the first time as opposed to fixing
it later. Musicians and show producers have relied on Le Mobile
for live recording and now we're also the favorite cost-effective
choice to record and walk away with ready masters," says Charbonneau
pictured with Michael Bublé above.
One of the heavyweights
in the mobile recording industry, the monumental studio on wheels
is headquartered in Carlsbad California. The new location is complete
with numerous gold and platinum awards to showcase the impressive
history of Le Mobile.
Most will tell
you that when it comes to live recording it's best left to experts.
Why? You don't get a second chance! In the words of a recent customer,
Van Morrison's long time engineer, Mick Glossop, "It's the
reputation that leads to confidence in great service." Show
producer Alastair McMillan agrees?"The audio sounds fantastic,
in fact it puts me under pressure to do a mix that justifies Le
Guy finds festival work the most challenging, "With multiple
stages and bands (up to 12 a day) and no rehearsals, you have to
be alert and focused. In fact, it gets so busy, I have to hire someone
to go to the bathroom for us," he says with a smile.
Legendary solo artists recorded by Le Mobile include Gwen Stefani,
Faith Hill, Eric Clapton, Christina Aguilera, Peter Gabriel, Andrea
Bocelli, Kenny Chesney, Roger Waters, Van Morrison and Sting.
a 1977 recording at New York's Carnegie Hall for the Canadian Broadcasting
Corporation, producer Phil Ramone saw Le Mobile and asked Guy to
record "One Trick Pony" movie soundtrack with star Paul
Simon in Cleveland. In 1984, Guy moved to the Southern California
where Le Mobile gained a permanent home. Over 30 years, Guy has
developed an unsurpassed style that allows the ambiance of a live
show to be recorded, without having to re-create it later in a studio.
According to Guy, majority of technological changes have occurred
in the past few years mainly with the transition from recording
on tapes to workstations. "Recording is easier in a sense,
but not always for the better," he adds.
Indeed Le Mobile
has won numerous TEC Awards
in the category of Outstanding Institutional Achievement Remote/Location
Recording Engineer. Guy was awarded an Emmy at the 52nd Annual Creative
Arts Emmy Awards.
Le Mobile's experienced crew gets credit for handling the most unexpected
situations under time pressures while capturing the magical performances
we've come to hear and see. "Your music can be recorded with
an incredible attention to detail without losing the emotion behind
the sound," says Briana Graham, production and personal assistant
for Le Mobile.
Best Advice. "Do it right the first time for the best recording,"
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