Los Angeles, CA (November 29, 2006)–Euphonix announced that Downstream Digital of Portland, OR purchased two System 5-MC Integrated DAW Controllers. Slated to be operational at the start of 2007, the two identically configured systems each include the MC Media Application Controller plus an additional eight faders and are to be housed in custom fitted desks.
Downstream Digital is involved in a broad variety of disciplines, including A/V design and integration, film and video production, motion graphics, telecine, digital editing, dubbing, and sound design. Much of the company’s work involves corporate messaging and advertising spots with an emphasis on sound for animation. The new Euphonix System 5-MC workstation controllers will be housed in the company’s two primary audio post suites and will serve as the core systems handling their post-production workflow.
According to Lance Limbocker, Downstream Digital’s senior sound designer and head of the audio group, “We’re really looking forward to integrating the new Euphonix systems into our work environment. We looked at a number of mixing solutions and genuinely feel that the System 5-MC represents the best fit. The high degree of programmability that the control surface offers is particularly impressive. The System 5-MC enables us to define how we interface with any given DAW application-as opposed to being locked in to the way some design engineer thinks a given task should be done. Of equal importance, the hardware is first rate and provides all the tactile control you could ask for. The color coding feature of the faders makes it easy to visually keep track of assignments, and this is just one example of the system’s well-thought out engineering.”
“The way the System 5-MC and Nuendo work together is really impressive,” stated Limbocker. “Nuendo’s support for the EuCon protocol creates an environment that is extremely responsive and highly customizable.”