Melbourne, Australia (June 26, 2009)–An extensive upgrade at Music and Effects, a Dolby-licensed audio post production facility in Melbourne, includes three Fairlight Constellation XCS systems.
Two dual three-Bay XCS desks have been installed on the main dubbing stage, where they work as either a six-bay large format desk or as two independent systems. The new Music and Effects dubbing stage also features plug-and-play connectivity to other workstations, allowing tracks to be supplied by feature film editors on a per-project basis. A two-bay Constellation XCS is installed in a new ADR/mix room, where it is being used for ADR and smaller film projects.
Music and Effects purchased its Constellation XCS as an upgrade from an older Fairlight FAME system, which in its day was the first all-digital mixing system to be installed in Australia.
Managing director Doron Kipen says, “One of the great features of this latest generation of technology is the revolutionary way in which Fairlight has achieved a high track count, an extraordinary feature set and at the same time simplified the control surface. This has meant a very cost effective solution appropriate for local industry conditions. The console’s performance power to cost ratio is excellent, and the fact that many of the features we require come as standard rather than additional to the system has given us a cost saving of thousands of dollars.”
Music and Effects provides editing, Foley and ADR recording and mixing to a host of film and television clients, including Arena Films, Melodrama Pictures, Retro Active Films, Buon Giorno Productions, Molloy Boy Productions, Whytehouse Productions, Noise and Light Productions and Screentime. Recently the facility had worked on a number of feature film projects including Balibo, Van Diemen’s Land, Mary and Max, and Love The Beast. It has also handled post production for the TV series, Dirt Game.