Barcelona, Spain (December 2, 2008)–Spanish post house Audioprojects has significantly expanded its business by taking over the Barcelona studio complex formerly owned by DUY, which is currently being refurbished and re-equipped with two Fairlight Xynergi Media Production Systems, powered by Fairlight’s Crystal Core (CC-1) engines.
Audioprojects, established in 1989, dubs film and television material into English, Spanish, Italian, French, German and Catalan. The company already operates five studios and four mixing theatres at its main complex housed in an 19th century manor house just outside Barcelona. The former DUY facility consists of three studios and a small Dolby-certified dubbing theatre for film commercials and trailers.
Audioprojects owner Andrew Galletly says, “We placed an order for two Xynergi MPC96 systems after demoing the equipment at the AES exhibition in Amsterdam. We were very impressed by the simplicity of the control surface and the fact that Xynergi’s fast editing and mixing interface delivers all the tools we need for high-end audio-for-video production.”
The systems Audioprojects has installed are being used for voice recording for lip sync, which forms the bulk of its business. The ability to network the systems between studios is proving to be a major advantage as this allows the company to speed up workflow without compromising stability and synchronization.
“My engineers absolutely love the new Xynergi systems,” says Galletly. “They can’t believe how fast and intuitive these systems are and how much they can do with them. Every day they are learning new techniques that are helping them to be more creative and to speed up workflow throughout the facility.”
“Our main facility has been running with Fairlight Pyxis for some time,” Galletly adds. “We now have 11 systems in operation and have always been very happy with their performance. Our good relationship with Fairlight was a major factor in our decision to invest in Xynergi.”