Talking House Productions Installs Dolby Lake Processors

Dec 18, 2006 7:45 PM


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.

Dolby Laboratories has announced today that Talking House Productions in San Francisco has installed three Dolby Lake Processors to control the 5.1 and stereo main monitor systems in the facility’s three recording-studio control rooms. The three Dolby Lake Processors, which provide equalization, group delay and bass management, were recommended by the Walters-Storyk Design Group, which was responsible for the design and build-out of the newly opened multimedia production facility.

"One of the most important elements of a good control room is the accuracy of the monitoring," states Pete Krawiec, chief engineer and producer at Talking House Productions. "With the Dolby Lake Processor and software, we are able to set monitor delays and an EQ curve with complete accuracy. We don't need separate units to provide both functions or worry about any phase artifacts being introduced by the corrective room EQ that we are applying. The functionality of the Dolby Lake system is incredible, but we were also influenced by the quality reputation of Dolby when choosing this critical component of our rooms."

According to John Storyk, principal, designer and registered architect with WSDG, any studio-monitor system benefits from the loudspeaker optimization provided by the Dolby Lake Processor. "Two things are required that we can and do use that will make a room better, even with systems that don’t need a lot of advanced processing because it’s already in the box," he says. "When done correctly, we find that minimal-phase, coherent parametric equalization works well when it’s introduced at certain low frequencies. Additionally, even in a powered system, the minute you start introducing 5.1 surround, you need more control, such as group delay and bass management. The Dolby Lake Processor addresses both issues elegantly."

Dirk Noy, WSDG’s Switzerland-based acoustic engineer, initially evaluated the Dolby Lake Processor when it was first introduced. "Two days later, the Swiss office said this has to be our processor of choice," Storyk says. “If you use a good test system and you know what to chase and what not to chase in the room acoustics, then introducing some parametric equalization can really be useful. And I believe that the Dolby Lake Processor is the best for that."

For more information, visit and

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.