Culver City, CA (February 12, 2004)–Sony Pictures Entertainment celebrated the opening of its all-new 88R equipped scoring stage with a glittering event on February 9th, including the dedication of the new stage to Barbra Streisand. The Barbra Streisand Theater’s debut follows the seamless installation of a 96-channel Neve 88R console.
Sony’s 88R features an entirely new state-of-the-art 88RSP-2 Scoring Panel, designed in conjunction with Sony Pictures. The groundbreaking design of the new Scoring Panel and new Stem Matrix option offers a major advancement in analogue recording technology. The 88RSP-2 will now be introduced as a new option for the Neve 88R, following the positive response from mixers.
For Mark Koffman, senior vice president engineering, Sony Pictures Post Production Facilities, the introduction of the new Scoring Panel further distinguishes the Neve 88R as a recording and scoring console. “Today’s demands in film scoring require more inputs, several 5.1 simultaneous mixes or stems and a very versatile monitoring system,” said Koffman. “AMS Neve is the only manufacturer to have recognized these demands and risen to the challenge. The new film scoring center section has surpassed our demands and gives us great confidence that we have made an excellent investment for the future.”
Sony Pictures will also benefit from the latest version of Encore automation, which includes a wealth of new features to enhance the performance for 88R and V Series consoles.
According to Koffman, the service from Neve has assisted in a promising start for the stage: “From the original discussions with Neve, right through to delivery and commissioning, the service from Neve has been excellent. The 88R looks very impressive and the team are very much looking forward to getting down to work on their new console.”