London, UK (August 4, 2017)—Halo Post, in London’s Soho district, has upgraded its AMS Neve DFC to v11 DFC3D with DAWSYNC plugin and has integrated an Avid S6 mixing console into the surface.
Following Halo’s recent Dolby Atmos installation in its flagship Studio 1 film mixing stage, the upgrades are intended to align the facilities with those of the major US mix stages and help to bring Dolby Atmos mixing to a wider client base.
“We seized the opportunity to do the Atmos installation at relatively short notice, so didn’t have much time to think about anything other than the main build at the time,” recalls Richard Addis, Halo’s head of audio operations. “Since the studio relaunch, we’ve turned our sights to the one major aspect which wasn’t addressed as part of the main build, namely the mixing console.”
A 24-fader Avid S6 M40 mixing console has also been integrated into the existing DFC surface, providing access for DAW control for a hybrid mixing experience.
“The DFC continues to be the gold standard in film mixing,” Addis continues, “and AMS Neve’s ongoing commitment to developing for and streamlining the Dolby Atmos mixing experience is fantastic. That said, with Pro Tools 12.8’s Atmos integration, there are other options out there, which means Atmos is now highly accessible to projects of all sizes and budgets, and not just for film. We needed a solution to cater for all, and with the S6 integration, we now have that.”
David Turner, head of film at Halo, says, “A great many films want to either mix entirely ‘in-the-box’ or work in a hybrid fashion, whereby certain elements are mixed using the much beloved DFC. We have upcoming projects with the FX being mixed entirely in the box, and dialogue and music on the DFC. This has been the case for a number of years, but now with S6 integration we have a solution that is both progressive and ergonomic.”