Santa Monica, CA (February 29, 2008)–POP Sound has upgraded Studio C for resident mixer Stephen Dickson with a Digidesign ICON and 7.1 mix capabilities. The recently completed upgrade is the first in a series of major refurbishments to the five commercial post production studios at POP Sound.
In Studio C, Dickson just completed two Super Bowl commercials for Taco Bell and Bud Light. “The new Pro Tools installation gives me the flexibility to handle many more tracks than I could before,” says Dickson. “It also makes it faster and easier to do multiple versions of the same spot. I am loving the increased speed of importing and processing files, as well as the acoustic improvements.”
The engineering team installed a Digidesign ICON D-Control 32-fader console with Surround Panner and Pro Tools|HD5 Accel in Studio C. Plug-ins by Digidesign, Waves and TC Electronic providing dynamics, equalization, reverb, pitch correction, spatial imaging and up-conversion from stereo to 5.1 are included.
Also installed is an auxiliary Digidesign Pro Tools|HD2 Accel with Command 8 control surface; Neve 8801 Producer’s Channel Strips for voice over recording capability; and a multi-format surround sound audio monitoring system based on Adam S3A and A7 active loudspeakers, Bag End subwoofer and BSS Soundweb London DSP technology.
The studio also features new video ingest and playback systems utilizing Miranda and Apple hardware. Apple Final Cut Studio 2 allows video capture and editing, as well as QuickTime and DVD creation. Video is provided by Sony HD and SD video display systems, and new custom studio furniture by Laguna Designs rounds out the room upgrade. In addition, the studio has utilized non-toxic natural cotton-based insulation materials and installed new wall upholstery.