IsoAcoustics presented a special evening with Eddie Kramer at Technicolor Mix Stage 1 in Toronto on Dec. 13 attended by musicians, audio engineers, the media, and music enthusiasts. In the crowd was many recognizable faces which included legendary guitarist Alex Lifeson from Rush and Greg Godovitz.
Kramer played through all four sides of this new Electric Ladyland 5.1 release and framed each section with personal stories about Jimi Hendrix with pictures and details of the original recordings. Attendees had the unquie experience of listening to the Electric Ladyland 5.1 surround sound mix album in Technicolor’s state-of-the-art facility. Kramer captivated the crowd with behind the scenes stories of working with Jimi Hendrix and mixing the album.
Electric Ladyland is one of the most influential albums of all time and the new release in 5.1 offers a completely different and more immersive experience. Kramer explained how he meticulously and manually recreated the effects of the original album in this new 5.1 format. He described how mixing the 5.1 album with the original recorded material brought back memories of his time recording and mixing the original album with Hendrix. Kramer says he felt Hendrix on his shoulder while he mixed the album in 5.1, with the rock icon giving his feedback and direction just as he did 50 years ago when they were producing the original album together.
Technicolor’s Mix Stage 1 was the perfect facility for this immersive experience. Almost all surround audio for IMAX productions are mixed in this room before being released. There are very few rooms like it around the world. The evening ended with a draw from an “electronic hat.” Prizes included the newly released Electric Ladyland deluxe box sets in vinyl, CD and IsoAcoustics ISO-Pucks.