San Francisco, CA (October 12, 2016)—One Union Recording, located in the heart of San Francisco’s advertising district, recently went through an upgrade with the help of Cutting Edge Audio and Video Group.
One Union Recording started with a single studio in 1995 and today has six studios serving the world’s premier advertising agencies, as well as television and film production companies. All six studios were recently upgraded to new 12-core Mac Pro computers running the latest Avid Pro Tools software and plug-ins.
Both One Union and Cutting Edge launched in the mid-1990s and have worked together ever since. “I think the first thing we bought from them was a mic pre and a microphone,” recalls One Union owner John McGleenan. “As we have grown and technology has grown, Cutting Edge has either grown with us or they have educated us, or they have talked us off ledges. That’s been very instrumental in our success.”
In 1996, the studios transitioned from analog routing to digital switching. “And then to complicate the issues,” McGleenan continues, “we decided we wanted to do it among three studios simultaneously, and we wanted it to be asynchronous. It gave us stability in the digital world, and it gave us a whole new level of routability that we hadn’t even anticipated.”
All One Union studios are identically configured. “We simultaneously purchase all of the CPUs, purchase all of the hardware, all the software, all the plug-ins and everything else,” explains McGleenan. “All of that will be configured and bench tested at Cutting Edge, and then deployed at One Union. It is usually a four- to six-month transition, so we’ll start with one room for 30 days, and then we go to two rooms for 30 days, and so on until the last room is up and running. This last upgrade was flawless and painless—knock on wood.”
Cutting Edge Audio and Video Group