Meyerson mans the mix with his son.Little Ferry, NJ (March 14, 2008)–Film sound mixer Alan Meyerson recently completed the soundtrack mix for the upcoming Iron Man action film with the help of Eventide’s Anthology II TDM Plug-ins bundle. The soundtrack for the film was mixed at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Studios.
Working with composer Ramin Djawadi, Meyerson was mixing a largely rock soundtrack and was looking for the right sound without it being excessively reverb-heavy. “I was struggling to find the right ambiance,” said Meyerson, “because it needed to have a rock feel and I didn’t want an overly wet mix. I wasn’t getting what I was looking for, but when I found the reverb in the Anthology II plug-ins, I knew I hit pay dirt. It gave me a live feeling without a disproportionate amount of reverb.”
Initially, Meyerson wasn’t even aware that the studio had the Anthology II bundle. That is, until he discovered the reverb that, he says, has replaced all the other reverbs. “It has a really natural sound,” said Meyerson. “I’m using it multiple times per session and now want it for my home studio so I can duplicate that quality when I’m working there. I have to say, I’m really pleased, but not amazed, at the quality of the sounds in Anthology II. EQ filters are as good as they’ve always been with Eventide’s industry standards such as the 949. The software carries on those great sounds.”