Los Angeles, CA (November 11, 2019)—Cinematic Media’s new post production facility, part of GGM Estudios in Mexico, will house eight Dolby Atmos-certified stages and cutting rooms outfitted with Focusrite’s RedNet range of Dante-networked audio converters and interfaces when completed at the end of the year.
In total, the audio studios will include six RedNet HD32R 32-channel HD Dante network bridges (one per stage), 22 Red 4Pre 58-in/64-out Thunderbolt 2 and Pro Tools | HD-compatible audio interfaces (three per stage plus edit suites), six RedNet AM2 stereo audio monitoring units, and six RedNet X2P 2×2 Dante audio interfaces.
Six stages will be open by the end of the year, plus the editorial suites. The equipment has been set up in temporary studios while the facility is being completed.
“The work is already here, so we had to get started as quickly as possible,” says Martín Hernández, the sound supervisor and designer at Cinematic Media, and a two-time Academy Award-nominated supervising sound editor. The new facility’s location in a commercial area about an hour north of Mexico City offered the space needed to construct a large enough facility to address Mexico’s burgeoning media business, he says.
“We are cutting all sound to picture in this temporary space facility, then taking those tracks to a mixing stage for the client to listen to, then back here for the pre-mastering and final mixes,” he explains. “It’s rather hectic to have to travel so much, but it’s the only way to keep up with the workload while we wait for the soundstages to be built here. But the RedNet interfaces let us meet deadlines that we might not otherwise be able to.
“The RedNet units are reliable and easy to use, and they are truly plug-and-play. The Red 4Pre and RedNet HD32R interfaces connect directly to the three Pro Tools HDX systems we have in each mix studio, so we have a fully Dante-enabled network for audio between all of the rooms. The speed and ease of the workflow is amazing.”
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