Albany, NY (April 11, 2008)–Cotton Hill Studios recently acquired an Aviom Pro16 Monitor Mixing System. The studio, located in Albany, NY, has been busy with ADR sessions for TV shows such as Battlestar Gallactica, Flash Gordon, Jericho and The Kill Point.
A typical ADR session involves not only the recording studio and voice talent, but often producers, directors, and vocal/dialogue coaches located in other parts of the country. Remote parties participate via ISDN, allowing everyone to interact in real time. The artists need to hear the original set dialogue, music, sound effects, directions from the production team and coaches, cues, playback of the re-recorded parts, and talkback from the control room. With the Aviom Pro16 Monitor Mixing System, actors and engineers have control over their own audio environment, so they don’t miss a cue or a direction and still have the ability to monitor their own performance.
“It’s not unusual for us to have seven or eight different sources to feed to a talent when working on an ADR session for broadcast or movies,” says Margherita Petti Krug, the studio’s general manager. “Our engineers treasure the flexibility that the Aviom mixers afford, especially when it comes to ADR and ISDN broadcast sessions. The individual control we have over the different signals allows us to help an actor complete an ADR session comfortably and efficiently.”
Ray Rettig, president and chief engineer of Cotton Hill Studios, Inc., adds, “In the world of ADR and ISDN, when you are feeding seven or eight monitoring signals, nothing gives you more control or makes it easier than the Aviom personal mixers.”