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by Patrick Fordyce

Eric - Redbull Studios

10-22-2015, Los Angeles – Red Bull Studios LA, part of the worldwide Red Bull Studios Network, added a brand new Behringer PowerPlay P16 Personal Monitoring System and HPX6000 headphones.

The highly versatile and easy-to-operate system allows Red Bull LA to hand off monitor mixing directly to the artists, ensuring all of the talent always get the ideal monitor mix – right at their own fingertips.

Red Bull Studio Manager and Chief Engineer Eric Stenman stated, “We do a lot of tracking of live bands of all sorts, whether it’s string sections, or punk rock, or you name it. Having the personal monitoring system really helps out when I can just send the signals out, and let the artists dial in their own mixes. It saves me a headache, and once people get the process down, it lets them create their own comfort zone.”

The full Behringer P16 system consists of: P16-M 16-Channel Digital Personal Mixers; P16-I 16-Channel 19'' Input Modules with Analog and ADAT* Optical Inputs; P16-D 16-Channel Digital ULTRANET Distributors, P16-MB Brackets and HPX6000 Headphones.

P16 is capable of accommodating up to 48 individual monitor mixers per main console, with each P16-M personal mixer having its own independent EQ, volume and panning per input signal. This flexibility provides individual 16-channel discreet headphone mixes to everyone in the studio. The PowerPlay P16 system features Music Group’s* proprietary ULTRANET technology, which delivers the required operating power and 16 channels of audio via a single Cat-5 cable to each P16-M.

Stenman continued, “The P16s are getting rave reviews, both from the engineering side and the artist side. They sound clean and there are more features than I really expected. So it gives a lot of flexibility, as far as however involved you want to be with dialing in your own mix during tracking – they've been great.”

For more information about the Behringer P16 Personal Monitoring System and HPX6000 headphones, please visit behringer.com.

View the complete interview with Eric Stenman.