Meyer Outfits Dallas Dolby Stage

Dallas Audio Post's new 10,500-sq.-ft. facility houses the first Dolby-approved dub stage in the city, and features monitoring handled by a Meyer Sound cinema system.
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Dallas, TX (August 15, 2013)—Dallas Audio Post's new 10,500-sq.-ft. facility houses the first Dolby-approved dub stage in the city, and features monitoring handled by a Meyer Sound cinema system.

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To support Dallas Audio Post's projects, Roy Machado, owner and creative director, asked that the Meyer Sound monitoring system, based on the Acheron 80 screen channel loudspeaker, be set up to accommodate multiple surround modes employing both the cinema "X curve" and flat equalization.

"The performance of the Meyer speakers is tremendous, and their versatility is just phenomenal," says Machado, one of stage's principal mixers. "It's a joy to mix on a monitoring system that I can trust, not only for film work but also in every kind of setting. We use the room for mixing independent films, cable television programming, and live playback multimedia for major arena sporting events-the Meyer system is incredibly accurate for all those applications."

Referred to as "the Dolby Stage," the room was designed by Francis Manzella of Mahopac, N.Y.-based Francis Manzella Design Ltd., in consultation with Dolby. The Meyer Sound audio system comprises three Acheron 80 screen loudspeakers, eight HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers, two X-800C cinema subwoofers, and a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 408 processors. Dallas-based Sound Productions, Inc. supplied the monitoring system.

"I'm hearing a level of resolution that you can't even get from mid-field monitors, which is what I'm used to working with," states Machado. "Even though we've doubled or tripled the distance between my position and the monitors, I'm hearing even more detail. That is truly remarkable."

Recent projects at Dallas Audio Post include the independent films Unconditional and Sanitarium, and the HGTV television series Home Strange Home and Cool Pools. The facility also supplies sound production services for live arena playback at Dallas Mavericks basketball and Dallas Stars hockey games, often involving surround mixes in a custom 11.2 format.

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