Post :: Facilities

William Holden Theatre: Sony Pictures Post Production, Culver City, Calif.

Sep 1, 2014, By Tom Kenny

The emergence of Immersive Sound formats in the past few years represents an enormous leap in motion picture playback, one not seen since the early 1990s and the advent of discrete surrounds and 5.1 digital sound....

Dennis Sands’ Sound Waves SB: A Private Dolby Atmos Mix Retreat

Sep 1, 2014, By Barry M Rivman

Four-time Oscar-nominated music mixer Dennis S. Sands has taken his extensive experience and expertise in orchestral recording and film score mixing and brought it all to bear in the creation of his magnificent home-based facility, Sound Waves SB, the first private mix facility we know of to be equipped with the Dolby Atmos system....

CRAS Rolls Out Broadcast Audio Curriculum

Sep 1, 2014, By Tom Kenny

Over the past 10 years, with the decline in the number and staffs of commercial studios nationwide, recording schools have added to their curricula and students have found new opportunities in audio—videogame sound, house of worship sound, corporate sound, film sound, etc. But there has been very little attention to broadcast sound, by any of the leading schools, which seems a bit odd when you look at the size of the broadcast landscape....

Sonic Ranch: A Recording Retreat Designed to Inspire

Apr 1, 2014, By Tom Kenny

Vibe is one of those versatile descriptors that can mean nothing or everything. It can be used to describe a person, place or thing in the generic, or, when attached to a modifier, become more specific, as in a “funky, New Orleans vibe.” It can be attached to an event, like a Clive Davis after-party, or a unique piece of art, an individual rock star or a scene a la Brooklyn. It can be so overused that it loses its luster, yet can sometimes be the only word that fits. At its simplest, it describes a moment in time. At its most complex, it describes a total experience, one that is just there all the time. Sonic Ranch has vibe—all-caps, boldfaced, italicized Vibe. ...

The Great ‘Marketplace’ Studio Redesign of 2009-2014: American Public Media Updates Radio Facility for the “Connected” World

Apr 1, 2014, By Nick Batzdorf

There are no Aeron chairs or hardwood floors at the newly revamped Frank Stanton Studios in downtown Los Angeles. These are radio studios, where all the rooms are small and dry, and the machine room is loaded with floor-to-ceiling racks of networking equipment. It’s where American Public Media supports local station Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) and produces the daily Marketplace series of business news and economic life programs, heard nationally on more than 500 public radio stations by almost 11 million listeners a week....

SPARS SoundBite | Fragmentation is Good!

Apr 1, 2012, By Roy Machado

As we head off to another NAB, we find that media production in general is experiencing a tremendous amount of fragmentation—a trend that is likely to continue. There are countless numbers of cable channels, Websites, and both traditional and Internet-based radio outlets, which has led to fragmented audiences, as well....

On the Cover: Technicolor at Paramount

Apr 1, 2012, By Mel Lambert

Sometimes, when the rest of the world zigs, the smart money zags. Technicolor, the international media company that has quietly raised its stake in Hollywood over the past decade, just doubled down on its commitment to post-production with the opening of a state-of-the-art facility on the Paramount lot....

Turner Turns to Lawo

Jan 1, 2012, By Sarah Benzuly

Turner Studios, the broadcast production division of Turner Entertainment Group, has taken delivery of a second Lawo mc290 production console in its Audio Control Room 21 (ACR21), handling live sports studio shows and sports integration. The desk is configured with 48 channel faders, 16 central faders, 256 channels of AES I/O, 48 analog ins and 64 analog outs. The console’s core is tied to a Nova 73 HD MADI router with 192 channels of MADI I/O using fail-over redundant connections. For this project, the Lawo Nova 73 HD was expanded to 40 MADI I/O ports, providing access to eight sound stage/studios and other shared resources such as a 64-channel I/O Pro Tools|HD system and the other four Audio Control Rooms. The 8,000x8,000 Nova 73 HD router is configured for approximately 1,300 signals in and 1,000 signals out. ...

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