Hollywood, CA (July 31, 2008)–Music scoring mixer Elton Ahi engineered and mixed Randy Edelman’s soundtrack for Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor using Q10 reference monitors from Equator Audio Research. The film, starring Brendan Fraser, opens August 1.
“I’ve become extremely dependent upon these monitors,” states Ahi. “I used my Q10’s to mix and engineer the entire soundtrack and most of the film score for this project. “I find the Equator monitors to be very transparent and true to the sound. With the Q10’s, whatever I was working with in the control room was exactly what I ended up with on the screen. There’s no coloration of the sound at all and they’re very true to the source. Randy and I worked very closely on this project. We both use the Q10’s–to ensure that we’re both hearing the same thing–and we both love them.”
Ahi has recorded and mixed over 100 major film projects. In addition to the Mummy, Ahi ‘s credits include the recently released 27 Dresses, XXX and Last of the Mohicans, which won an Oscar for sound. The Mummy soundtrack was mixed in 5.1 surround sound at Rusk Sound Studios in Hollywood and recorded at Abbey Road Studios and AIR Studios in London. Ahi’s Q10 studio monitors accompanied him at all locations.
Ahi reports that pre-records, a choir, some female vocal tracks and a Chinese ensemble were recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Additionally, some of the film’s percussion tracks were recorded at both Abbey Road and AIR Studios.
“These monitors enable me to mix confidently, knowing that what I do in the studio will sound the way it’s supposed to when played back on other systems. For me, that’s says it all,” says Ahi.
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