Los Angeles, CA (October 6, 2016)—Veteran scoring engineer Brad Haehnel has worked on more than 10 films to-date, including the recent movies Pete’s Dragon and Storks, using RedNet Dante-networked audio converters and interfaces from Focusrite.
Haehnel, working from his Noise Alchemy studio in Hollywood, CA, has acquired numerous RedNet devices. He currently has two RedNet 2 16-channel analog interfaces, two RedNet 4 Eight-Channel Mic Preamps, four RedNet 5 HD Bridge interfaces for Pro Tools, two RedNet 6 MADI Bridge interfaces, and a RedNet PCIe card that links audio computers to the gigabit network. Together, they provide Haehnel with a RedNet ecosystem that gives him a signal path and connectivity to other facilities.
Pete’s Dragon was mixed at Noise Alchemy and “one-hundred percent” of the audio was passed through RedNet, according to Haehnel. “I have four Pro Tools rigs running at 96/24 all the way, with all of the rigs connected to each other, including one rig that’s just running video using a RedNet PCIe card. The final mix is 48 tracks, from which I create 16 stems that go to production. Those are all connected through the RedNet 5 HD Bridges. But I also still like to use my analog outboard gear, like my Lexicon PCM 96. So I can access that through MADI, using the RedNet 6 MADI Bridges.”
On Storks, Haehnel moved to the Warner Bros. post-production facility in Burbank, CA. “I have my rack that I roll right out onto the studio floor next to me on the podium,” he says. “All of the orchestra mic inputs come into the RedNet 4 units. From there, the signals are sent via a single Cat 6 cable over Dante to the machine room and a RedNet 5 interface and distributed to the facility’s Pro Tools systems for a 64-track recording.”