N. Hollywood, CA (May 8, 2014)—Location Sound completed its largest Q1 sale— eight live sound consoles—to Sony Picture Studio’s Culver City, CA for its production facility revamp.
Sony’s purchase, comprising five Soundcraft Vi4s, one Soundcraft Vi6 and two Yamaha CL5s, will be used for audience sound reinforcement as well as recording of production dialog. Sony’s choice of Soundcraft Vi4 and Vi6 consoles carries forward some continuity as the company had employed earlier analog models of Soundcraft Series FIVE consoles.
Val Asuncion, Location Sound’s assistant sales manager, has been working with the Sony revamp project since November 2013. “The consoles are part of Sony’s production sound packages that are rented for various shows produced on the Sony lot, as well as other lots around Southern California. Since they were familiar with the sound and ergonomics of Soundcraft consoles, the Vi Series seemed a perfect fit”, Asuncion said.
Sony also had specific integration requirements for the Yamaha consoles used on the stage where Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune were taped. For this reason, Jonathan Peirson, Yamaha’s district manager, brought in two Yamaha CL5s and Rio stageboxes to integrate with the existing infrastructure. S
“Location Sound has been on the forefront of showing products that work on a Dante network. And having recently become a Yamaha CL dealer, we partnered with them to show these capabilities on the consoles. It turned out to be perfect timing as Sony was looking to upgrade to consoles that would support a Dante network”, said Peirson.