Indian postproduction company FutureWorks has upgraded its flagship Studio A facility in the historic Rajkamal Kalamandir Studios in Mumbai. Featuring a Meyer Sound cinema loudspeaker system, Studio A has become the first Dolby Atmos facility in India to be awarded Dolby Premier Studio Certification.
“With the Studio A refit, we challenged ourselves to come up with the best sounding room we could,” says Gaurav Gupta, managing director of FutureWorks. “We decided that we wanted to achieve Dolby Premier Studio Certification, and for that we needed loudspeakers of remarkable clarity and response.”
In evaluating FutureWorks’ equipment options, Gupta kept returning to a positive experience he had several years ago with a Meyer Sound cinema system at Skywalker Sound in Nicasio, Calif.
“I was blown away by its accuracy,” recalls Gupta. “Ultimately, it was clear that a Meyer Sound system was the number one choice, both technically and from a business point-of-view, in terms of what our customers require.”
Studio A’s monitoring system includes five Acheron® 80 screen channel loudspeakers and 37 HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, complemented by four X-800C cinema subwoofers and two 500-HP subwoofers. System optimization is handled by a Galileo® loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 616 processors. Pondicherry-based consultancy Sound Wizard advised FutureWorks on the upgrade.
“The reaction from our clients has been absolutely fantastic,” says Gupta. “They love how the room sounds, and the response and accuracy they are able to get from the new equipment. It is clear that Meyer Sound represents the future for cinema sound.”
Founded in 2007, FutureWorks provides complete postproduction services to worldwide clients, including a number of Hollywood studios. FutureWorks has studios in Mumbai and Chennai.