London, UK (August 16, 2016)—London-based Post-production house Goldcrest Post Production’s newly-opened Dean Street Theatre 1 is a purpose-built Dolby Atmos mixing theatre, which was recently outfitted with one of three Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surfaces that were supplied to the facility by Scrub, a division of HHB Communications.
The Dean Street Theatre 1 control surface is a 32-fader M40 configuration, integrated with an AMS Neve DFC3D digital mixing console. Custom furniture enables the number of Pro Tools | S6 or DFC3D modules to be increased or reduced depending on the mixer’s needs.
Goldcrest moved to Pro Tools | S6 from a small number of ‘in the box’ Avid ICON D-Control mixing suites. Each of Avid Pro Tools rigs has a DAD DX32 audio interface attached, which has both Dante and MADI out. The MADI can be routed to the DFC for conventional mixing or to a sixth rig with a DAD AX32 converter system for ‘in the box’ mixing. A custom BSS monitoring solution can be accessed from either the AX32 or DFC.
“We can also instantly switch between the increasingly varied mixing formats that are now required: 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Atmos and most recently DTS:X,” said Goldcrest Post Production’s Simon Ray, head of Engineering. “The DAD interfaces give us so many options as to how we route the audio around the theatre and we are only just beginning to realize the potential of DANTE. The modular nature of the S6 means we can configure a setup to a mixers specific requirements.”
Goldcrest has just completed eight weeks of final mixing on a big Hollywood feature, its second job in the room, with a number of similar projects lined up for the next year. Dean Street Theatre 1 provides a seven-meter-wide screen, a 15-meter throw and a six-meter ceiling height throughout.