Palo Alto, CA (December 19, 2008)–Commercial post house Wave Studios in Amsterdam is open for business with two Euphonix System 5-MCs plus a Euphonix MC Pro for controlling Nuendo digital audio workstations.
Wave Amsterdam is the second facility for business partners Warren Hamilton and Johnnie Burn, who have owned Wave London, a multiple award-winning commercial sound design studio in Soho, since 1999.
Located on the second floor of a multi-media building with canal views of Herengracht, Wave Amsterdam is comprised of two surround studios, one Dolby EX-certified and a separate pre-production suite. Each studio is equipped with a 16-fader System 5-MC in a 9-foot frame with two producer desks while the pre-production suite features a standalone MC Pro DAW controller. The facility fully integrates into Wave’s London network, allowing instant project interchange between London and Amsterdam.
“Building a studio from scratch was a perfect chance for us to experiment to make sure we choose the right gear to give us longevity,” explained Warren Hamilton. “We’ve used Nuendo for a while because of its versatility with plug-ins, the way it’s self-contained and its friendly interface. Once we decided that Nuendo was going to be our main recording and edit machine, it was just a matter of finding the ideal platform for control. That’s where Johnnie [Burn] did his research and came up with the Euphonix System 5-MC. When we saw the system for the first time, we were instantly taken with what it could do.”
“The Euphonix sounds fantastic and has the ability to behave precisely how you want; it can be tailored to exactly for our needs. The speed and versatility the Euphonix systems offer fit perfectly into what we wanted to do,” further explained Hamilton.