Palo Alto, CA (December 9, 2008)–In the UK, the Pinewood Group has doubled the number of Euphonix mixing systems installed at its film facility with the addition of two more System 5 consoles.
A 24-foot, 64-fader Euphonix System 5 dual-operator console has been installed in Pinewood’s Powell Theatre, while a 16-foot, 48-fader Euphonix System 5 dual-operator console was installed in Pinewood’s Pressburger Theatre.
The installations mark the end of a renovation and upgrade of the film studio that started with two Euphonix System 5 dual-operator film-mixing consoles previously installed in the Korda Theatre and in Theatre 1 on the Shepperton Lot. All four theatres now have the most up-to-date Euphonix specifications possible, including six-card DSP SuperCores, enabling a large number of tracks and full interchange of projects between any theatre in the Pinewood Group.
“The ability to call up on the desk any track of the workstation is remarkable. What EuCon allows me to do is to mix facing forward instead of mix facing to the side where a workstation controller would be placed,” explained Mike Dowson, Pinewood sound mixer whose credits include Troy, AVP: Alien vs. Predator and The Other Boleyn Girl. “The fact that the Euphonix is remarkably high-tech doesn’t belie the fact that beneath the skin there is a classic mixing console which I think every mixer wants to work on.”
Since the installations, projects slated on the new Euphonix consoles at Pinewood include a new Ken Loach feature entitled Looking for Eric, based on the life of football legend Eric Cantona, the British drama 44-Inch Chest, and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire.