Santa Barbara, CA
The Lennon Bus has an illustrious history as a hit maker, with chart-topping singles from The Black Eyed Peas and Fergie recorded on board. These same professional studios offer students of all ages the opportunity to participate in the creation of their own multimedia projects.
The interior is divided into three separate studio environments that can be opened to create one large studio. The front studio is a cutting-edge audio and video production room. The rear studio offers pro-level recording and mixing at the highest possible resolution, as well as an iso booth for acoustic recordings, and a Chromatte (green screen) booth. Powered by Apple computers and iOS devices and featuring professional audio and video solutions, the studios provide Yamaha guitars, electronic drums and pianos as well as Line6 guitar amps. Canon EOS DSLR and Cine cameras capture beautiful cinematic video. The studios are professionally designed and built with Neutrik connectors.
Software is the heart of the modern recording studio and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus boasts the best available solutions for high definition audio and video production.
In addition to being a large and comfortable lounge for viewing HD multimedia, the Front Studio is a cutting-edge audio and video production room. Incorporating the NewTek TriCaster 855 live video switcher, the Bus is configured to produce a live production of up to 8 HD cameras, with onboard discrete recording of video inputs and program outputs. The Bus uses Canon EOS DSLR and Cine cameras with an assortment of zoom and prime lenses. Editing is performed on Apple Mac Pro workstations loaded into Sonnet Technologies xMac Pro thunderbolt rack systems loaded with OWC SSDs to enable extremely fast data throughput. To complement this immense HD video production power, the Front Studio is also a fully professional audio production room featuring Avid Pro Tools HD, Genelec DSP-tuned 5.1 surround monitoring, and SSL mic preamps.
The Rear Studio is a high-end professional audio production environment built around a fully-loaded Avid Pro Tools HDX2 recording system with the Focusrite Red 4Pre interface and Avid Artist series control surfaces and plugins from Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, McDSP, Antares, AAS, iZotope and more. Genelec monitors are DSP-tuned for optimum 5.1 surround mixing. Yamaha guitars, DTX-900K electronic drums and CP4 digital piano provide a top-of-the-line complement of ready-to-play instruments. The Bus is proud to provide Line6 guitar amps capable of modeling classic sounds and inventing new ones. The Rear Studio is actually two rooms which can be isolated from each other by heavy sliding glass doors. The second room is both an iso booth and a green screen video room clad entirely in Reflecmedia Chromatte fabric. The Rear Studio has 32ch of analog I/O with microphone preamplifiers by SSL, Focusrite and Avid. Neutrik patchbays form the hub of this professionally designed room.
The Bus also features 8 channels of Audio-Technica 5000 series wireless systems with handheld and body-pack transmitters, ATW-A49 antennas and AEW-550C antenna distribution system. For video, the Bus utilizes Audio-Technica’s U100 series of camera-mount wireless systems.
Neutrik connectors and audio patchbays are used exclusively.
The Lennon Bus is dedicated to the production of high definition multimedia. Canon HD cameras provide the highest quality image capture.
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