Santa Monica, CA (November 24, 2003)–Genex Audio has supplied a total of 56 channels of analog-to-digital and 48 channels of digital-to-analog GX Series converters to leading scoring mixer Dennis Sands, for use on his upcoming scoring sessions with leading film composers. The large order, which was expedited through Genex’s Los Angeles dealer Audio Intervisual Design, comprises seven GXA8 8 channel A-to-D and six GXD8 8 channel D-to-A converters capable of both 192 kHz PCM and DSD conversion.
Sands is best known for his innovative film scoring work with such composers as Alan Silvestri on Cast Away and Forrest Gump, which received a Best Sound Oscar nomination. The engineer has also worked with composer Thomas Newman on the score for Shawshank Redemption and American Beauty as well as with Danny Elfman on Spiderman.
Recent sessions include the scores for The Incredible Hulk and Big Fish with Danny Elfman. During this past summer Sands recorded Marco Beltrami’s high-energy score for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machine. Currently, the mixer is completing Alan Silvesti’s score for Something’s Gotta Give, written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and staring Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton and Frances McDormand.
“I am very familiar with Genex converters,” Sands concedes, “having rented them for use on a number of recent scores. The company is located close to me here in Los Angeles, so support is very accessible. In fact, I consider Genex to be a truly innovative company, and have used their [GX8000/8500] MO-based recorders for some time.” Sands is also evaluating the new Genex GX9048 Multiformat 48-Track as both a stand-alone and a backup to his primary recording format–Digidesign Pro Tools HD.
“The GX Series converters are simple to interface directly with my Pro Tools rig via digital I/O at sampling rates of 96 and 192 kHz,” Sands continues. “I also need the dual AES/EBU-format digital outputs that the Genex converters offer; that way I can run duplicate recorders without having to make up special I/O cables. And I get eight channels of conversion in a compact 2U chassis.”
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