Santa Monica, CA (December 3, 2007)–Los Angeles-based post house Post Haste Sound has installed Brainstorm’s new DCD-8 Word Clock Distripalyzer with VSG-4 Video Sync Generator. Post Haste offers a variety of services, including restoration and remastering and remixing of soundtracks to the various multichannel surround formats.
“The Brainstorm combo unit has proven itself to be very useful, perhaps irreplaceable for the work we are doing here,” says Ken Hansen, director of operations. “The DCD-8/VSG-4 makes for fast and accurate synchronization throughout the facility.”
Post Haste features the latest Pro Tools|HD systems, as well as Sonic Solutions HD. Recent projects at Post Haste Sound include Rescue Dawn, and Mr. Brooks, the remastering of Fistful of Dollars and The Amityville Horror, and the re-release of Wall Street, including soundtrack restoration when necessary. The company provides standards conversation for international markets, ADR recording/editing, and editing of theatrical releases for television and airlines. The combination of the DCD-8 and the VSG-4 is expected to handle all sync requirements in the scoring, recording and post-production environment.
Lead remastering engineer Randall Smith explains, “Before the Brainstorm we had a separate Word Clock generator, a separate NTSC black burst generator and another PAL black burst generator. Each job was a patchbay hassle, but now we can work from one source and greatly simplify our entire operation.”
Griff Davies, technical director, adds, “Brainstorm gives us the ability to simultaneously have NTSC and PAL references, plus HD references and Word Clock out to all of our audio gear. We aren’t a huge company and we all wear many hats to get the job done. It’s ideal for us to find a piece of equipment that is affordable and accomplishes many tasks. Before we got the DCD-8 we had to use many different pieces of gear and then spend a lot of time just jerry-rigging things to get them up and running.”