Burbank, CA (April 14, 2009)--Chace Audio has upgraded Studio R, a near field mix suite, with a 24-channel Digidesign ICON D-Command control surface supported by 48 channels of Pro Tools|HD3 Accel.
The D-Command control surface allows mixers at Chace, a facility well known in the fields of audio restoration and re-mastering, to work more efficiently within a Pro Tools environment. The addition of the D-Command also complements substantial renovations to Studio R to make clients more comfortable. Improvements range from a redesign of the client space to feature an elevated platform, living-room style seating, new flooring, and more aesthetic lighting, to 1080P HD video projection onto a 10-ft. x 5 1/2-ft. screen.
Studio R is configured for 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1 (with discrete side surrounds) and features Apogee, JBL and Bag End speakers. Monitoring is controlled via the D-Command using Digidesign's X-MON in conjunction with a RANE RPM 88 multi-processor for speaker equalization and calibration. Additional highlights include a JL Cooper Surround Panner, TC Electronics System 6000 reverb, DK Audio surround metering, SPL Vitalyzers and a wide array of Pro Tools plug-ins.
"We're excited to augment our recent upgrades to Studio R with the addition of the new D-Command control surface," says Chace Audio mixing engineer Greg Faust. "The combination of comfortable amenities and the latest technology pairs nicely with the collective knowledge of the Chace staff. Many notable film and television projects have been mixed with outstanding results in this studio. As 5.1 and the advent of 7.1 continue to transform the home theater experience, we look forward to welcoming clients to a comfortable and creative environment equipped to handle the latest audio requirements for broadcast, theatrical, Blu-ray and DVD applications."