New York, NY (January 8, 2014)—Brooklyn-based independent film specialist Rumble Audio Post has installed a Meyer Sound cinema monitoring system, becoming the third Meyer-equipped post house in the New York metro area.
The monitoring system for Rumble’s mixing stage includes three Acheron Designer screen channel loudspeakers, two X-800C cinema subwoofers, six HMS-5 cinema surround loudspeakers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 408 processors for system drive and optimization. Alternate presets in the Galileo processors allow push-button setup for television series, advertising, or web-based content. The system was supplied by Sonic Circus of Townshend, VT
Ryan Billia, engineer and owner of Rumble, first learned of the Acheron Designer loudspeaker in news stories about the system installed in the screening room at Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope Studios. “The Designers looked to be the perfect fit,” says Billa. “I received very strong encouragement from Marti D. Humphrey at The Dub Stage in Hollywood, a veteran who is a mentor for many of us younger mixers. He had been mixing on a Meyer system for a couple of years, and he could not recommend them enough.”
In his first months of operation, Billia mixed Pills
, a music-laden short film directed by Craig Zobel, and two feature-length films, one of which was accepted to the Sundance Film Festival. “I had one filmmaker tell me that with the Meyer Sound system, it was almost like he’d never really heard a film before. The sound is so tight, so focused and controlled.”
Rumble’s mixing stage includes an Avid Icon D-Control console, a complete Pro Tools|HD system, a Panasonic PT-AE8000U projector, and a rack of high-end analog outboard processors for sound design applications. Room acoustics were handled by Dave Ellis of Ellis Island Design.