Palo Alto, CA (July 15, 2008)--Mixing engineer/sound supervisor John Ross recently upgraded the Euphonix System 5-MC console at his 424 Inc. studio to a dual-operator, 80-fader system, adding over 300 channels of DSP and EuCon Hybrid DAW control for each operator.
The System 5 is fed with five Pro Tools and four Nuendo Systems, used for editing, as recorders and playback.
"I wanted to provide clients with a world class dubbing experience in a unique and special environment tailored to the needs of their project and their privacy," explained Ross. "The Euphonix System 5 is the only mixing system that can achieve these goals right now, and I especially like the EuCon Hybrid connectivity to the workstations we use for playback--no other system comes close to this mix of DSP and DAW control. It's also very important for me to be able to bring in top film mixers when necessary, and the System 5 gives them the confidence and familiarity they need to work at their best."
The original Euphonix dual-operator System 5-MC was installed in January 2006 and was used to mix a number of movies including Take the Lead, Home of the Brave and Rendition. "The upgrade to System 5 from the System 5-MC controller came as a result of needing a lot of dedicated DSP, including the Euphonix mix automation system, to handle the huge number of tracks we now deal with on every movie," explained Ross. "I also really needed a very large dedicated monitor matrix, which System 5 provides. Thanks to the EuCon Hybrid option, I now have a great deal of flexibility. Basically each operator has the choice of working with DSP channels, DAW control via EuCon, or a mix of the two to suit the task at hand."