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The John Lennon Education Tour Bus

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Summary

The John Lennon Educational Tour 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. Canon EOS DSLR and Cine cameras capture beautiful cinematic video. The studios are professionally designed and built with Neutrik connectors.

Software

Software Plugins:

Front Studio Summary

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 an Apple iMac Pro workstation coupled with Sonnet Technologies Echo Express III-R PCIe expansion loaded with RAIDed OWC SSDs to enable extremely fast data throughput. On the audio side of this immense HD video production power is a Genelec SAM DSP-tuned 5.1 surround monitor system, Avid Pro Tools Ultimate, SSL mic preamps and Audio-Technica microphones and wireless.

Gear List

Rear Studio Summary

The Rear Studio is a high-end professional audio production environment built around a fully-loaded Avid Pro Tools HDX recording system (Apple iMac Pro attached to a Sonnet Echo Express III-R PCIe expansion chassis) with Avid HD IO and Focusrite Red 4Pre interfaces, Avid Artist series control surfaces and plugins from Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, McDSP, Antares, AAS, iZotope and more.  DSP-tuned Genelec SAM monitors offer 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 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.

Gear List

Microphones

Audio-Technica Mics and Headphones

The Bus also features 8 channels of Audio-Technica 5000 series wireless systems with handheld and body-pack transmitters. For video, the Bus utilizes Audio-Technica’s System 10 series of camera-mount wireless systems. The Audio-Technica ATH-M50x is the official headphone of the Lennon Bus.

Neutrik connectors and audio patchbays are used exclusively.

K&M is the official supplier of instrument and equipment stands.

Canon Cameras and Lenses

The Lennon Bus is dedicated to the production of high definition multimedia. Canon HD cameras provide the highest quality image capture.

Mobile Production

Yamaha Guitars