Kyoto, Japan (June 11, 2020) — Toei Studios in Kyoto, Japan has upgraded the audio monitoring in its premier screening room — which can be converted to a dubbing stage with removal of a few seats and replacement with a mixing console — with the installation of a new Meyer Sound cinema system.
The screening room, with 42 seats for screenings, is part of Toei Studios’ extensive Kyoto pos production campus which includes Foley, ADR and editorial facilities. The studio produces a steady stream of Japanese language films and television programs, mostly for domestic distribution.
Shinichi Yokoyama, director of the post production center for the past two years,noted, “We strive to convey the sound as originally intended in the production and we’re proud that now the sound heard at the dubbing stage can be fully reproduced in the screening room. It’s a strong selling point.”
Meyer Sound’s Acheron Studio loudspeakers anchor the three screen channels and the LFE program is reproduced by three X-800C cinema subwoofers. The screen channels and LFE are driven by a single Galileo Galaxy 816 Network Platform. A total of 10 HMS-5 surround loudspeakers complete the system.
The Toei Studios post-production staff evaluated different options before selecting the Meyer Sound system, according to Yokoyama. “I had listened to a Meyer Sound system at Warner Bros. studio a few years ago and I very much liked the clear and direct sound quality, particularly with the English dialogue. I thought the system would convey that same clarity for Japanese dialogue,” he remarks.
“Compared to the prior system in the screening room, the circumstances are much improved,” he continues. “We now have better sound isolation, and the prior loudspeakers could not compete with our current Meyer Sound system for intelligibility. We have had very good responses from all our audio people, including the recording engineers.”
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