Los Angeles, CA (December 20, 2019)—Kaiser Comm Construction recently completed an all-new multi-room facility encompassing three Dolby Atmos stages in Burbank for Signature Post, which is owned by Greg Stone, principal of SPG Studios.
The 9,500-square-foot former warehouse structure housing Signature Sound had to undergo a complete build-out, including the installation of new floors and ceilings for the mix stages to provide optimal acoustics for Dolby Atmos. General contractor Kaiser Comm Construction’s Kevin Kaiser served as design director on the project; the company’s Carlos Gomez was the construction supervisor.
“In its certification process, Dolby Laboratories is focused on volumetric space: the distance from the mixing console to the screen and ceiling height,” says Stone. “We were concerned about the height of our stages, but Kevin came up with the clever idea of interweaving the ceiling and roof joints to gain the space we needed.”
“There are many ways to address stage acoustics,” adds Kaiser. “We reoriented the rooms and pushed the ceilings up to achieve the required distances and create the sonic environments Greg and his team wanted. The rooms sound great.”
Kaiser Comm Construction has been building sound production and recording studios since 2010 and benefits from Kaiser’s more than 30 years of experience as a contractor and post-production engineer. “Kevin understands post-production from a facility owner’s perspective,” says Stone. “I had complete confidence that he understood our needs and would rise to the occasion. He’s also an excellent communicator and a smart businessperson.”
Signature Post’s Mix Stage 1, which is certified for Dolby Atmos Theatrical sound, features a dual-operator Avid S6 console. Mix Stages 2 and 3, certified for Dolby Atmos Home Theater, feature Avid S3 control surfaces. All three are equipped with Pro Tools HDX workstations, Avid Matrix routing and monitoring, JBL speaker arrays, Epson laser projectors and BSS Audio processing gear. An ADR stage can easily accommodate a group of voice actors.
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