Eleven Goes to Focusrite

Two new mix bays, designed by Visioneering Design’s Ron Lagerlof, at Santa Monica boutique post-production studio Eleven include four Focusrite RedNet 5 Pro Tools HD Bridge interfaces—two per studio—and a RedNet 4 eight-channel mic preamp, shared between the new rooms.
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Santa Monica, CA (February 4, 2016)—Two new mix bays, designed by Visioneering Design’s Ron Lagerlof, at Santa Monica boutique post-production studio Eleven include four Focusrite RedNet 5 Pro Tools HD Bridge interfaces—two per studio—and a RedNet 4 eight-channel mic preamp, shared between the new rooms.

“The RedNet units have made an enormous difference here,” says AJ Murillo, a lead post-production mixer at Eleven. The RedNet 5 units interface between Eleven’s BSS BLU-806 signal processors and Pro Tools systems to manage the monitoring systems on the Dante protocol. “RedNet addresses a number of issues for us,” Murillo says. “The RedNet 5s act as a bridge between Pro Tools and our monitoring systems in the new rooms upstairs, and they mirror the way we do that in the original two studios downstairs.”

Both sets of mix suites have similar functionality, but the new rooms benefit from seamless networked monitoring via RedNet and Dante, and do so more efficiently. “Pro Tools sees one RedNet 5 box as two Avid 192 HD I/Os, so we’re getting as much capacity from one RedNet 5 as we get from two HD I/Os,” he says.

In addition, RedNet has reduced the amount of cabling necessary in the new studios, which allows their aesthetic to be much sleeker and uncluttered. “Jeff is big on the client experience, and this is part of that,” says Murillo. “We don’t need to have patch bays and pre-amps in the rooms. Just a few Ethernet cables are all we need.”

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