Palo Alto, CA (October 18, 2007)–Euphonix has announced the grand opening of Pyntago, a new HD studio featuring a 32-fader Euphonix System 5-MC. The studio, based in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, is geared for HD audiovisual post production and also serves as an HD education center for professional and aspiring sound engineers and producers.
“Pyntago is a production studio with many different clients and projects,” says Olaf Ramak, co-owner of Pyntago. “For this reason we needed to design a versatile environment where we would be able to change studio and equipment configurations at the push of a button. Coming from different platforms and various remotes we needed a solution that not only tied them together, but also enabled us to accept bigger and more complex productions. The Euphonix System 5-MC simply does the job.”
The System 5-MC will control two Nuendo workstations via EuCon, Euphonix’ high-speed, high-resolution Ethernet control protocol.
Studio co-owner Martin Meinders first saw the system at a demo session in Germany last year. “It was love at first sight,” he comments. “I immediately knew this would be the tool we needed to further realize our dreams. It’s only been a few weeks since we installed our Euphonix and already we are seeing our investment pay off.”
Pyntago also has become a Certified Euphonix Training Facility for the System 5-MC. Studio partners Meinders and Ramak offer in-depth, hands-on Euphonix training classes and one-on-one lessons for those wanting to learn and practice the Euphonix System.
“Our background is music production and education,” says Meinders. “We have been training engineers and producers since 1999; from young, enthusiastic ‘wannabees’ to established professionals. At that time, the step from analog to digital required a new and different approach to training. Our courses helped studios to embrace the new digital workflow. Based on experience and education we can offer a different approach and insight in working with the Euphonix EuCon system and more generally remote controlled HD studios.”
“Having mixed on all the major consoles and DAW’s over the years, we know the problems and the workarounds,” Ramak explains. “With the Euphonix System 5-MC, a lot of those workarounds become obsolete. We were able to improve our workflow beyond our own expectations. Now our goal is to share this knowledge with other Euphonix owners.”
Pyntago Studios makes for 12 new Euphonix installations to have hit Europe’s Benelux region–the area comprised of Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg–in the past year.
“Sales in the Benelux region just exploded this past year,” comments Mark Hosking, Sales Manager for Euphonix. “Euphonix has supplied a total of seven MC/S5-MC controllers in the Netherlands alone and then another five in Belgium.
“Such growth signifies a major acceptance of the Euphonix as a workstation controller for all the major workstations,” Hosking adds. “With the likes of leading Dutch studios John Meijer, Martijn Schimmer, Cybersonic, PAT Sound Studios, and now Pyntago all enjoying real benefits of EuCon to enhance their workflow and harness the power of their workstations, Euphonix has captured the imagination. In Belgium, Studio L’Equipe have a 16-fader System 5-MC installed in their Foley theatre while renowned classical and jazz recording studio Odeon 120 and the new recording studio, Ferme du Biereau, have installed theirs for music production and mixing.”