Santa Monica, CA (March 30, 2004)–Visioneering Design recently completed a total renovation package for Santa Monica’s Eleven Sound. Opened five years ago, Eleven Sound abandoned its previous DSP workstations for 128 channels of Digidesign Pro Tools HD3 in each of the two rooms, and an HD1 system in the machine room for off-line work. The studios feature Pro Control master units with two additional fader packs, Martinsound MonitorMAX in combination with MultiMAX for 5.1 monitoring, and nearly 1 terabyte of sound effects online at all times via a one gigabit Ethernet network.
Visioneering Design Co., leading turnkey audio/video/film design and integration firm underpinned by Ron Lagerlof, provided design and integration services for the original build-out of Eleven Sound, in addition to such clients as Pixar, Disney, Fox, Revolution Studios, Todd-AO, and The Dave Matthews Band’s personal studio.
“Visioneering’s Ron Lagerlof came up with the ideas, did the design, salvaged what we could from our existing signal path and routers, and basically saved my butt,” explained Eleven Sound owner Jeff Payne. Working mainly on National TV commercials, the facility’s clients include Nike, Acura, Apple, Dodge, Chevy, Ford, and Sprint. “Given just one week of downtime for the facility, Visioneering’s crew transformed the machine room and studios. Everything worked perfectly, including talkback, cue, studio playback and surround monitoring.”
Payne explained that the upgrade was necessitated by a dramatic shift in work flow over the past two years. “We have very little use of tape, DATs, or D88s anymore,” said Payne. “About 80 to 90 percent of material comes via the Internet. We go to FTP sites, download the files and load it into the system. Typically, we handle the sound effects here, even Foley, plus voiceovers and the final mix.”