Tokyo, Japan (August 5, 2010)–Universal Music in Tokyo recently updated the equipment in four of its mastering suites, installing turnkey SADiE systems in each editing and mastering room.
Mr. Komatsu Satoshi, SADiE product manager at the company’s Japanese distributor Otaritec, says, “Universal Music was running a Sonic Solutions HD system but after testing various other systems the company decided the SADiE solution was best suited to its needs. Universal Music has installed one PCM-H8 and three SADiE PCM8 mastering workstations.
“It has also invested in a number of plug-ins including SNS and CEDAR restoration tools such as Declick, Decrackle and Retouch. They are very happy with the results they are achieving from their new equipment and are particularly impressed with the sound quality that SADiE delivers.”
The PCM-H8 chosen by Universal Music is designed for complex processing and post-production applications where high levels of DSP power are required in order to achieve high speed, high power processing, but without the need for large numbers of physical input and outputs. It can replay and edit 64 channels of 24-bit, 48 kHz audio with real-time cross-fades and punch-ins, and offers similar DSP processing power to the PCM-H64 multi-track system.
The PCM8 is an eight-input/eight-output SADiE system running full SADiE software. It is intended for general-purpose stereo and surround mastering applications, music and radio production and all general high-end and advanced editing requirements.