Bethlehem, PA (March 15, 2004)–Angel Mountain Production & Sound recently installed a Studio Network Solutions’ A/V SAN Pro in its multi-room facility, to ensure the reliability of the studio’s hard drive system. The A/V SAN Pro is designed specifically for the A/V industry to link multiple production workstations and provide concurrent, real-time access to a centralized storage system by all users. Integrated with the A/V SAN Pro system is SNS’s SANmp management software, which enables simultaneous, dynamic access to shared storage even in multi-platform environments.
When choosing a SAN solution there were two major criteria for Angel Mountain’s director of engineering Carl Cadden-James–stability and the ability to maximize the Pro Tools track count on a single drive. “I like the A/V SAN PRO especially for its stability and I enjoy using it in front of really important clients,” said Cadden-James. “I will put our biggest clients on the SNS system and not even flinch because it just doesn’t crash. System failures are the last thing you want happening to your clients because downtime is wasted money and just not acceptable to them.”
Recent projects completed at Angel Mountain using the A/V SAN include 5.1 remixes of Marvin Gaye’s Lets Get It On, Ludacris’ Chicken and Beer, and The Allman Brothers’ Eat a Peach and Live at the Fillmore East. The next project, which is set to begin shortly, is Bob Marley’s Burnin’.
“Being a multi-room facility, the reason the A/V SAN Pro makes so much sense for us is that we can effortlessly cut a really large project over a number of rooms,” continued Cadden-James. “We can have the same project migrating throughout our different rooms with none of the asset management headaches that are normally associated with a large project.”
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