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NEWS >>> POST PRODUCTION Dubbing Brothers Upgrades to Dolby Atmos

LOCATED ON the outskirts of Paris, Dubbing Brothers is a post- production facility that specialises in adapting major films into foreign languages. With such major releases as Escape

Plan, Saving Mr. Banks, and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug coming through its doors, Dubbing Brothers recently decided it was time to update its main mixing stage. “When we decided to update our main 7.1 mixing room to Atmos, we wanted monitoring of the highest quality,” said Mathieu Taieb, sales director for Dubbing Brothers. “We knew other major post-

production houses were using Meyer Sound for Atmos, so we arranged a session to listen to a Meyer Sound


De Lane Lea Adds New Suites An additional 18 cutting rooms, as

A YEAR since its acquisition by Warner Bros Studios Leavesden, Soho-based audio post-production facility De Lane Lea has revealed new suites and extensive upgrades following a significant refurbishment and investment programme. Now under the Warner Bros De

Lane Lea moniker, the studio completed work on 22 movies during 2013, including Alfonso Cuarón’s critically acclaimed Gravity as well as box office successes Philomena, and Captain Phillips, to name a few. The refurbishments include extensive upgrades to the facility’s infrastructure with updated MADI routing and ADR streaming, as well as the installation of 18 new Pro Tools HDX and HD Native Systems with D-Command control surfaces and a variety of plug-ins.

well as a new ADR suite have also been built on the first floor of the facility’s adjacent building, Royalty House, with full access to De Lane Lea’s Dean Street location. Director of operations and business development Helen Alexander commented that the upgrades and new ADR suite have helped the facility to push more into broadcast: “We have worked on major scripted drama for BBC and HBO, including The Politician’s Husband, Veep, Ripper Street, and Game of Thrones, and hope to attract more in the future.” Further additions also include

a new dedicated 5.1 TV pre-mix suite that has been built into the old studio 5 along with refurbished reception area, entrance, and bar.

system. We were very impressed with what we heard. The sound was dynamic and precise, warm, and never aggressive. Both bass and high frequencies exhibited very high resolution.” Supplied by Paris-based cinema audio specialist 44.1, the loudspeaker system was designed to Dolby Atmos specifications. It includes three Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeakers, four X-800C cinema subwoofers in the front, two X-400C cinema subwoofers in the rear, and four HMS-12 and 34 HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers. “I enjoy mixing on the system immensely,” says Taieb. “You can work all day on a movie with very high dynamic levels, and not feel tired or

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mugged by the sound. I’m continually impressed with the precision and clarity.”

Designed and supervised by Paul

Henri Wagner of 44.1, the complete technical renovation of the room

>>> EVENT Product Launches Aplenty at

Music Production Show 2013 SEVERAL EXHIBITORS launched new products at the Music Production Show (MPS) held at Emirates Stadium in north London late last year. Steinberg showed Cubase 7.5, Affinity Audio used the event for the first UK showing of the AEA N22 Active Ribbon Microphone, THE BOX from API had its UK debut through Source Distribution, and Solid State Logic showed its Matrix 2 console for the first time in the UK. “MPS was a great event for

Steinberg,” commented Richard Johnstone, Steinberg business development manager, UK and ROI. “Using the show for the first public showing of Cubase 7.5 meant for a busy stand throughout the show. The reaction to the new features in Cubase 7.5 was superb, with full houses for each of our seminar sessions.”

MPS organiser, One Louder

Events, reported a healthy increase in visitor numbers. Show manager Jason Hunt revealed that numbers were up 12 percent year-on-year. “The quality of visitors remains

very high, with the vast majority either professional musician/ producers or committed students looking to pursue a career in the recording industry,” he said. “As such, exhibitors’ feedback has

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been hugely positive, both in relation to the level of sales made during the show, and the engagement with those visiting the booths.” Lisa Coley, communications and media director for Sontronics, said: “It was a pleasure for Sontronics to once again be part of the Music Production Show this year, and we were very impressed by the number of attendees, the wide variety of exhibitors and the quality of the seminars. Over the two days, we enjoyed meeting and speaking to hundreds of visitors and were also very pleased to see that some of those visitors took advantage of our special show offers and went home with a Sontronics mic or two.” Paul Germain of MPS retail

partner The Production Room stated: “Music Production Show 2013 again delivered for both exhibitors and visitors with an amazing array of music technology innovations and education seminars. From a retail perspective the London show is an ideal opportunity to introduce the Production Room face-to-face model of retailing to a new group of potential clients. The organisation of the event was once again efficient and pain free, regardless of the challenges the venue brings. MPS is and will be in our plans for many years to come.”

includes new wiring, a 244- channel/48-fader Avid System 5 mixing console, and two Pro Tools HDX systems.

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