Marina Del Rey, CA (November 2, 2005)–MW Audio recently outfitted a new audio-video production facility for composer/producer Rich Handley in Santa Clarita, north of Los Angeles. The equipment package for Valencia Sound includes an Apple G5 Dual-2.5 GHz PC running Apple Final Cut Studio HD Production Suite and a Digidesign Pro Tools|HD2 DAW system with 192 I/O, 192 AD Expansion, MIDI Interface and Universal Sync cards. A Tascam DM-3200 Digital Mixer provides both front-end pre-amps plus I/O converters for Pro Tools|HD and a HUI-capable Control Surface. A BlueSky System One powered surround system with bass management provides flexible 5.1-channel monitoring.
MW Audio recently outfitted a new audio-video production facility for composer/producer Rich Handley (pictured left).”I plan to handle a wide range of post and film work in the new room, so a fully integrated environment was very important,” said Handley. “MW Audio has considerable experience in commissioning audio-video systems, and was an ideal vendor for me. They also provided a lot of close support as I came up to speed with the various software applications and hardware systems. MW Audio also handled the sound proofing of my new facility, including specifying and installing a series of Auralex Acoustics Sound Blocks and Panels.”
Other hardware supplied by MW Audio includes an Apple 30-inch Cinema HD Display, GTech G RAID 500 GB and 800 GB Firewire drives, a Tube Tech MP 1A Dual Tube mic pre-amp and a Neumann U87A condenser microphone with shock mount. Musical instruments include a Yamaha Motif ES8-88 sampling synthesizer workstation. A separate custom Pentium 4-equipped PC, complete with a RME HDSP9652 24-channel, 24/96K audio card, runs Tascam GigaStudio GS3 sampling software.
“I heard of Michael Warren’s MW Audio pro dealership,” Handley recalled, “through a mutual friend, Bob Sky, co-owner of Novastar Digital Sound Services, Hollywood. Michael recommended what I needed and put together my package. The company has excellent follow through, and shows real imagination.”
“MW Audio’s sales staff is always available–even now when I’m reading the user manuals and studying the DVD Tutorials. They are a very knowledgeable team; nothing is too stupid a question,” Handley considered. “I would definitely recommend MW Audio for anybody looking for audio and video systems, installation and service.”
The first projects at Valencia Studios include post producing a series of videotaped lectures by a local physician. “Eventually,” Handley confided, “I would like to offer a full range of services, including one-stop video production for other musicians and film makers, including promo videos, ‘behind-the-scenes’ featurettes, plus commercials for corporate and
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