Santa Monica, CA (June 21, 2012)—Alan Meyerson, based at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions facility, recently installed an Isochrone Trinity universal high-definition master clock.
A recent change in Meyerson's workflow dictated the need for an upgrade to the Trinity master clock. "I reached the point where I needed to run multiple sample rates," he explains. "I decided to take my orchestral recordings up to 96 kHz. My synth masters from the composers I work with arrive with me at 44.1. When I deliver my stems for the dub, I have to deliver at 48k, so I'm running three sample rates at the same time, pretty much all the time. The [Avid] System 5 makes it easier, but I didn't have a master clock that was handling it. Trinity was able to do that for me very effectively, so I switched."
Meyerson has more than 100 film score mixing credits to his name, including the Pirates of the Caribbean and Transformers trilogies and the highly anticipated The Dark Knight Rises, which opens this summer.
"When people ask me about converters and sample rates and all that stuff, I tell them, honestly, the thing that I find that makes the biggest difference is the clocking. I can run at 44.1 with a basic converter and if I have everything clocked absolutely perfectly, it's going to sound better than a poorly clocked 96k super-high-end, super-expensive converter. And I've proven that time and time again."