Los Angeles, CA (January 26, 2010)–The soundtrack for Leap Year, composed by Randy Edelman, was mixed and engineered by music scoring mixer Elton Ahi using Q10 reference monitors from Equator Audio Research.
Directed by Anand Tucker and starring Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott and John Lithgow, the romantic comedy is expected to be one of the major film releases to kick off the New Year.
Ahi, a well-known figure in Hollywood’s film sound community, has recorded and mixed over 100 major film projects, including the summer 2009 blockbuster Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, 27 Dresses and Last of the Mohicans, which won an Oscar for sound. Ahi clearly knows about film sound and depends on his Equator Q10s and Secondary Reflection Correction (SRC) software, which is part of Equator Audio’s optional Q Series Room Analysis Calibration Kit.
The Leap Year score was recorded and mixed by Ahi at Air Studios in London and Rusk Sound Studios in Hollywood. Using five Q10 studio reference monitors as part of a 5.1 surround sound setup, Ahi takes his Equator monitors wherever he works. “I’ve really come to depend on my Q10’s,” said Ahi. “Combined with the SRC software, this is an unbeatable monitoring setup.”
“When you’re recording and mixing an orchestra, it’s very challenging to capture all the nuances a large ensemble of musicians creates,” he continued. “The monitors must reproduce the sound accurately and that’s where the Q10’s excel. The sound quality is transparent and remarkably consistent regardless of whether the music passage is loud or soft. Further, the monitors’ imaging capabilities are equally accurate, enabling you to hear the placement of the sounds. The Q10s are very true to the source. It’s this level of detail that makes all the difference with a film score. If the music doesn’t convey the emotions of the scene, everything suffers. For this type of work, the Q10’s are terrific.”
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