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Johannesburg’s Audio Asylum Stays Up to Date

The South African audio post facility is now attracting clients who need surround deliverables.

Johannesburg, South Africa (July 9, 2019)—Audio Asylum in Johannesburg is a small audio post production house on the move. Housed in a bigger facility (Rothesay Avenue Studios), the studio’s main business is supplying audio post services to African broadcaster M-Net/MultiChoice, mainly for primetime Nigerian telenovelas, as well as occasional TV documentaries, short indie films and TV shows.

Mark Yaman, who set up Audio Asylum four years ago, is a certified music and post Avid Pro Tools Operator and has been mixing audio for picture for approximately 10 years. His studio is equipped with Pro Tools Ultimate 2019.5, an Avid HD Omni HDX system and an Avid S3 and dock controller.

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It also now sports 5.1 monitoring system based on PMC’s result6 nearfield monitors and a twotwo sub 1, which were supplied by PMC’s South African distributor Benjamin Pro Audio. “There is a growing need in South Africa for companies that can offer surround deliverables and we are doing our best to stay in touch with the latest trends,” said Yaman. “This upgrade has allowed us to market ourselves to new clients with these needs and we are really excited for the future.”

The new 5.1 system builds upon the original pair of PMC monitors that he purchased a few years ago: “I knew I would be expanding my system later to cater for 5.1. What made this simple was PMC’s willingness to take the serial numbers of my monitors and do resistance matching with the rest of the speakers I needed. There is no other monitor company I know that would go to such great detail for their clients.

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“I absolutely love the accuracy of the result6 monitors and how old mixes translate so well on them,” Yaman says. “It took very little time for my ears to adjust to listening to them and to date I have had no listening fatigue at all. I can vouch for the fact that they have a very wide sweet spot and I love their ability to translate accurately at extremely low levels. This has really aided me with dynamics in my mixes in a way that I didn’t even consider in the past.”