Universal Studios Post Production Services

Sep 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MIX STAFF


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

With a legacy that extends back over 50 years and spans hundreds of classic films and television programs, Universal Studios Post Production Services has adapted its extensive range of capabilities to cover the entire gamut of modern media, serving the needs of independent filmmakers, major studios, DVD-Audio mastering and 5.1 music mastering.

The facility has six multiformat digital re-recording stages. Three of them designed and equipped specifically for feature film work and fitted with the largest re-recording consoles in the world - 528-input Harrison MPC digital consoles with 124 mix buses and full automation on every channel. Once a planned networking scheme is implemented later this year, all studios and editorial facilities will be completely linked.

Dub Stages 3, 6 and 4 (the Alfred Hitchcock Stage, with a 208-seat theater) are also equipped with three way JBL Theatrical monitoring systems. The three other re-recording stages are equally impressive in their versatility. Dub Stages 1 and 2 have Otari Premiere consoles with DiskMix automation and are focused on television work - they're where acclaimed series such as Law & Order get their trademark sound. Dub Stage 5, fitted with two Otari Concept consoles, is also capable of a wide range of applications. All studios at Universal have been upgraded as part of a decade-long, $150 million program that has kept the facility on the cutting edge of technology.

The facility's two ADR studios are equipped with ISDN and custom consoles with state-of-the-art dB Technologies A-to-D converters and Massenburg preamps; and the large Foley stage has the distinction of being the home of the late Jack Foley, the brilliant progenitor of the art of live sound effects.

Universal Studios Post Production Services handles all major professional recording formats, including analog and digital multitracks and Tascam digital dubbers, as well as all theatrical and broadcast playback formats. Other services include full-format audio transfer, a complete Rank telecine system with da Vinci color correction, digital audio mastering services, and various-sized theaters equipped for any picture/sound format.

What makes Universal Studios Post Production Services so unique is a combination of high-end technology, client services and what Bill Varney, Vice President of Sound Operations and a multiple Academy Award-winning sound mixer, calls "the talent factor. I've spent 40 years working with sound for picture, and I've come to know what constitutes true talent in this business. And I can say without reservation that the staff here is the finest you will find anywhere in the industry. Combine that with our dedication to the clients' needs and comfort, and the fact that we have adapted our range of services and economics to address the entire spectrum of creative needs in sound for entertainment, and then you know why Universal is as widely respected as it is."

Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95



Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.