Paris, France (May 7, 2008)–Sonacom, a post production specialist that counts major French broadcasters and advertising agencies among its clients, has installed Fairlight Xynergi desktop media creation systems in each of the four 5.1 sound studios at its facility in Neuilly sur Seine.
Denis Derigent, managing director of Fairlight’s French distributor, EuroMedia Technologies, says, “We started the installation on Friday night and had to have it completed by Monday morning in time for a client booking. Sonacom is one of the first Fairlight customers in the world to completely transfer to Xynergi and the main challenge we faced was ensuring that the engineers adapted to their new environment in such a short timeframe. It was very tough and very sudden but they were incredibly motivated. By Monday morning everything was running perfectly and the engineers were already working confidently with their new equipment.”
Alongside its four Xynergi media production centres with Pyxis track SD/HD Video, Sonacom has also installed six Xynergi 12 fader Sidecars with metering units, five SX-48 MADI interfaces and a centralized AudioBase3, which is localized onto two large 16TB redundant servers. The facility already had a good relationship with Fairlight, having started with an MFX3 before upgrading to Dream Station powered by QDC.
Dominique Perrin, CEO of Sonacom, says: “Fairlight has always offered the fastest workstation on the market and we’ve had very good experiences with its products. By combining Xynergi with Fairlight’s Crystal Core Digital media engine, we now have all the tools we need for high-end audio for video production in all widely used surround formats.”