Los Angeles, CA (August 17, 2007)–Hans Zimmer, one of Hollywood’s most innovative and successful composers, has upgraded his personal studio with two Solid State Logic Delta Link MADI HD converters. Zimmer’s Delta Link MADI HD units were in place for the recording of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End.
Until recently, Zimmer’s standard DAW configuration consisted of 10 Digi 192 Digital I/O’s, explains technical engineer Peter Snell. “We generally ran five total cards–one HD Core and four HD Accel Cards–in an expansion chassis to accommodate all of the interfaces,” says Snell. “Once we got the Delta Links, we were able to reduce the number of hardware interfaces to four.
“The Delta Link doesn’t just save rack space,” he continues. “This is beneficial from a number of perspectives. Among the advantages are fewer devices to provide word clock to–six fewer than in the previous rig. Also, there are fewer DigiLink connections to be made. In my opinion, it has resulted in a more stable rig.”
Zimmer’s use of Delta Link MADI HD converters has spurred several more installations among composers with whom he works, including Emmy Award winner Geoff Zanelli, Tom Gire, John Sponsler and Atli Örvarsson. “I’ve been helping to set up studios with the Delta Link for all of them,” Snell said.
The XLogic Delta Link MADI HD is a professional MADI to Pro Tools HD converter for studio, live and broadcast applications. With XLogic Delta Link MADI HD, Multichannel Audio Digital Interface audio equipment like routers, digital mixing consoles and converters can now be directly interfaced with Pro Tools HD.
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