Ojai, CA (July 13, 2017)—Film dubbing mixer Paul Massey, who has worked on more than 170 films, recently called on the integrators at Audio Intervisual Design for a major upgrade to his private dub stage.
Massey, whose credits include the newest in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Tom Cruise's The Mummy, does all his pre-dubs in his personal studio in Ojai, north of Los Angeles, and his final mixes at 20th Century Fox in the John Ford Theater. He began working with Audio Intervisual Design in 2007.
A.I.D. has been providing design, integration, equipment, and installation services for a decade and has been at the forefront of Dolby Atmos room design and installation since the format inception. Jim Pace, president of A.I.D., consulted with Massey on his new dub stage and supplied all the computers, wiring, racks, interfaces, displays, speakers, projector and mixing console. "Jim took care of everything from top to bottom," says Massey. "We recently did the upgrade and A.I.D. continues working with me for maintenance as needed."
The project included upgrades to three Pro Tools rigs to HDX, each with 128 MADI outputs. Also included was an upgrade of his Harrison MPC5 console from 128 to 192 inputs, along with the latest engines and software. Massey monitors with two-way 15-inch JBL and BMS dual-concentric drivers with Parasound amps for the upper frequencies and Crown amps on the bottom. Lake speaker processing provides room-tuning capabilities.
The Ojai dub stage is 40 feet by 20 feet, with a Stewart microperf viewing screen and Christie projector. "My set up here is very similar to the stage at Fox, just on a smaller scale… I've managed to get it to the point now where I have no translation issues at all bringing my work to a larger dub stage such as the Ford Theater at Fox."
Audio Intervisual Design (A.I.D.)