N. Hollywood, CA (April 18, 2016)—Working for Hollywood-based post production house Levels Audio, re-recording mixer and sound designer Barry S. Weir Jr. works on numerous projects in any given week.
Weir has been with Levels Audio since August 2009, working on the Emmy Award-winning audio post team for HBO’s The 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert and taking a variety of roles on a wide range of projects, including feature films and television series and specials, promos, trailers and music shows. “Because I work on a wide variety of projects, I really need the flexibility to switch quickly between different monitoring setups, going from 5.1 to stereo, not to mention various room EQ calibration, from X-Curve to flat response, and bass management on or off,” Weir said.
With that in mind, he began using Blue Sky's Audio Management Controller (AMC) to handle monitor switching and calibration tasks. “I decided to go with the AMC because it is a monitor controller that supports up to 7.1 channel configuration and also handles speaker measurement and calibration; it was the best monitor controller for my workflow and studio setup.”
Weir’s reference monitor setup comprises a 5.1-channel ADAM Audio system (three S3As for LCR plus two S3X surrounds) with a Genelec subwoofer, plus a pair of Behringer Behritone C50A mini speakers. “I’m running all of my audio from my Pro Tools 10/11 rig out of an AVID OMNI interface via AES directly into the AMC. Being able to use any speakers with the AMC is really convenient,” he comments.