Suffolk, UK (February 5, 2013)-UK studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd has completed a three-year project in Moscow that involved designing and building a new sound facility for Russian company CineLab Ltd.
The new complex has 14 studios, including three dubbing theaters built and accredited to Dolby Premier License criteria, and a 5.1 mixing room for pre-mixes and TV/DVD work. It also features multiple edit and pre-production suites, sound design rooms and a large orchestral studio.
All three dubbing studios and the orchestral studio are equipped with Euphonix System 5 consoles. The 5.1 mixing room is equipped with an Avid ICON ProControl console. Pro Tools technology is available throughout and every room in the facility is linked via a central audio and video storage server, which is backed up and configured to the highest security standards. This makes it possible for projects to be worked on in multiple studios concurrently.
CineLab is putting the finishing touches to an extensive and highly specified Foley suite and orchestral studio, which will be completed by summer 2013. Designed to accommodate traditional working methods where the sound engineer is located in a separate control room, as well as more current working methods where the engineer works alongside the artists in the recording/performance space, this studio will have a selection of indoor and outdoor props and surfaces. It will also have facilities for working with water, all domestic environments, car interiors and controllable variable acoustics.
White Mark was commissioned to handle the entire project on the basis of its international reputation for designing and delivering world-class audio facilities.
Cinelab's managing director Vadim Nerukov says: "We did a great deal of research before allocating this contract, and in our view, White Mark was the best acoustic design company on the market. Our faith in the company has been more than satisfied by the work they have done."