Westlake Village, CA (September 4, 2012)-Academy Award-nominated 424 Post in Culver City, CA, has installed a new Meyer monitoring system sourced through Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro).
The new Meyer Acheron 80 Screen Channel loudspeaker system that is now the centerpiece of 424 Post's newest sound mixing stage was installed by Horacio Malvicino of the Malvicino Design Group, one of GC Pro's approved vendors in its Affiliate program.
The new system was part of a larger equipment and technology purchase by 424 Post through GC Pro that also included a number of Apple Mac computers and Avid Pro Tools components also integrated by GC Pro. This was done in part to support multichannel film audio, from the 7.1 systems that 424 Post president and partner Kami Asgar says have become the basic configuration, on up to the newly introduced multi-array Dolby ATMOS system, which will allow up to 128 discrete sound tracks and up to 64 unique speaker feeds, expected to be installed in 1,000 cinema locations next year. "Film sound is changing quickly and we knew we needed an advanced monitoring system for the new mix stage," he says.
"7.1 is now almost entry level," Sean McCormack, Asgar's partner and 424 Post CEO, agrees. "Hollywood is looking for immersive sound, and our new Meyer system provides the kind of monitoring that addresses that."
McCormack says he and Asgar and partner/vice president Tim Tuchrello spent considerable time reviewing various monitoring options, even as they constructed the critical front wall of the new theater, which would have to accommodate the behind-screen LCR monitors. "Bill Learned at GC Pro in Los Angeles made us aware of the Meyer Acheron monitors," says McCormack. "They helped us further research them and provided all the additional information we required."
Most recently, 424 Post handled the sound for big-screen dance-musical feature Perfect Pitch and for Dwayne Johnson's forthcoming action thriller, Snitch.
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