Woodinville, WA (December 5, 2003)–Over the past few months, Mackie products have played a pivotal role in the post-production of three major holiday season blockbusters–The Matrix Revolutions, Gothika, and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The studios involved in the sound production of these major movies are all singing the praises of Mackie’s HR626 Active Studio Monitors.
Danetracks Studios in Hollywood earlier this year equipped their studios with five HR626 monitors for production of The Matrix Reloaded, and they have since become a permanent fixture–used most recently on The Matrix Revolutions and Gothika. These two films required vastly different sound treatments, but the Mackie monitors provided both projects with the accurate monitoring necessary for clean, detailed sound effects.
“The Mackie HR626s and Mackie HRS150 subwoofer were central to my sound design work on Matrix Revolutions,” commented Danetracks sound designer Eric Lindemann, who also did the sound for the first two Matrix movies. “They gave me an articulate non-hyped 5.1 sound field, which translated, well to the dubbing theatre.”
Rich Adrian, another Danetracks sound designer, focused his efforts on Gothika. “The sound design on Gothika required everything from very delicate and subtle backgrounds to extremely intense sound moments,” Adrian detailed. “With the HR626s, I was proud to work closely with the director in my room and know that the material accurately represented what would be heard on the dubbing stage.”
Just across town, The Village Recorder Studios completed work earlier this fall on the Russell Crowe sea epic, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. The Mackie HR626 monitors were central to Australian sound designer Simon Leadley’s studio.
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