Santa Monica, CA (April 1, 2004)–Genex Audio recently supplied a number of GX Series A-to-D and D-to-A converters to Advanced Audio Rentals, Los Angeles. The order comprised six Genex GXA8 eight-channel A-to-D and six Genex GXD8 eight-channel D-to-A systems, capable of support sampling rates up to 192 kHz at 24-bit precision. The rental company also plans to purchase an additional six GXA8 and six GXD8 units at a later date.
The converters will be used in a pair of identical rack-mounted arrays that each house 48 channels of Genex A-to-D and 48 channels of Genex D-to-A conversion. One rack is currently located at Todd-AO Scoring, Studio City, CA; the second rack is scheduled to be installed at Sony Scoring Stage, Culver City, CA. Both rack systems will be used with Advanced Audio Rentals’ Digidesign Pro Tools HD digital audio workstations to provide ultra-quality recordings for film score sessions at either location.
“We chose Genex converters simply because they are the only solution for 192 kHz sampling with Pro Tools|HD,” said Paul Levy from Advanced Audio Rentals. “The Genex converters offer better quality than the Digidesign units. Also, we can mount 48 channels in a standard rack case–alternate-brand converters are simply too large and heavy for our portable application.” The Genex units were first used to provide 40 channels of conversion during the recording of a score for Cinamour Entertainment’s recent movie Forbidden Warrior at Todd-AO Scoring, with composer Glen Hertford and scoring mixer Shawn Murphy.
“We are a major Pro Tools rental house,” Paul Levy continued. “What sets us apart from the competition is the level of technical detail we put into our Pro Tools rigs to ensure that each scoring session runs smoothly and efficiently–these dates can cost up to $10k per hour, after all. Everything–including the converters–must be 100 percent; Genex Audio builds outstanding products, ones that sound great and never let us down.”
Recent sessions to use the new Genex Converter Rig at Todd-AO Scoring included Walt Disney Pictures’ Mr. 3000, directed by Charles Stone with music by composer John Powell, plus the score for The Whole Ten Yards, directed by Howard Deutch, with music by John Debney. Shawn Murphy served as orchestral scoring mixer on both sessions.
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