Northridge, CA (September 7, 2006)–Demonstrating the ability of JBL Professional ScreenArray loudspeakers to accurately reproduce and consistently translate film soundtracks, post-production company Pacific Soundwaves has outfitted its feature film mix stage in Burbank, CA with JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers. The stage is part of a new 11,000-square-foot facility in Burbank, an addition to its existing facility in Santa Monica.
The Dolby-tuned feature film mix stage utilizes JBL 3632 ScreenArray systems for the mid and high frequency, coupled with JBL 5641 single 15″ loudspeakers for the low-frequency sections. The LFE channel is the 18-inch JBL 4645C subwoofer, and the surrounds consist of six JBL 8340A’s. The stage has been used for the mixing of numerous features including, Time Bomb, which aired on CBS, Disney’s The Cheetah Girls 2, and the new series Windfall, on NBC.
Pacific Soundwaves is currently in its tenth year and has grown continuously every year. “We started with a studio in my second bedroom and we’ve grown at a rate of about one studio per year,” said Pacific Soundwaves owner Stephen Clark. “The company grew based on promos and sitcoms, but we’ve broken into long-format mixing and the Burbank facility has several ADR stages and a Foley stage.”
According to Clark, the decision to install JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers in the feature film mix stage largely came down to market share. “When building a theatrical room, you want it to translate as well as possible,” he said. “JBL ScreenArray loudspeakers are in theaters all over the world, so they were the first to come to mind.”
Since the completion of the Burbank facility, the new feature film mix room has already received rave reviews. “Veteran mixers are calling it one of the best rooms they’ve ever heard,” Clark added. “It truly sounds amazing, and we can trust that this sound will be reproduced in theaters worldwide.”