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Composer Steve Kilpatrick Makes AMS Neve The Centrepiece Of His Manchester Studio Posted: 11/02/2020
Composer Steve Kilpatrick Makes AMS Neve The Centrepiece Of His Manchester Studio

Composer and producer Steve Kilpatrick has made an AMS Neve 8816 16-channel summing mixer a central part of his new studio in Manchester, where he provides bespoke music for film, TV and radio projects.

Best known for his compositions for the Resident Evil 6 and Racoon City trailers, as well as the award-winning BBC Radio 4 dramas Amazing Grace and Cottonopolis, Kilpatrick’s music has been broadcast around the globe, including on the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, MTV and VH-1. His opera Flight Paths was commissioned as part of the 2012 London Olympics celebrations and he also composed the music for the feature film A Coven of Evil.

Kilpatrick, who owns Soundfrackery Productions, says incorporating a hand-built and hand-wired Neve 8816 into his new studio was a ‘no brainer’ from the moment he started planning it.

“I wanted a bit of kit with mojo, which is what attracted me to the unit in the first place,” he explains. “But what made the 8816 stand out amongst the other summing mixers was that it had monitor control and headphone monitoring covered, without my having to purchase further separate units.”

Once he had the Neve 8816 in his set up, all Kilpatrick had to do was add a Neve 8804 fader pack that allows channel and main audio levels to be controlled by faders. Everything he records now passes through the units, which he says have become an essential part of his workflow.

 

Tags: AMS Neve | Steve Kilpatrick | Neve 8816 Summing Mixer | Film Composer | Resident Evil 6
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M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage Posted: 10/02/2020
M for Media installs GB Labs FastNAS intelligent storage

GB Labs, innovators of powerful and intelligent storage solutions for the media and entertainment industries, today announced that M for Media, an Abu Dhabi-based media production house that produces TV shows and adapts international formats for the GCC and MENA region, has installed GB Labs’ FastNAS shared storage system.

M for Media’s Andre Aouad said, “I first heard about GB Labs from the creator of MIMIQ for Avid systems, who forwarded some information that he thought would interest me.

“It did, particularly because, at the time, we had no existing storage and it was rapidly becoming a problem because of the volume of work we were taking in. You can’t keep running back and forth with arms full of hard disks. It’s unproductive, and it was beginning to show. However, GB Labs soon came up with the ideal solution.”

Supplied and installed by partner, MediaCast, the GB Labs FastNAS F-16 Nitro system installed at M for Media can be accessed by up to 10 users of Avid Media Composer, simultaneously if required.

As leaders in intelligent storage solutions, GB Labs recently introduced even more acceleration for FastNAS storage systems with the introduction of new 25 GbE connectivity.

GB Labs CEO-CTO Dominic Harland said, “Ultimately, the engine of the newly 25 GbE-enabled FastNAS is our powerful CORE.4 OS, an ultra-high-performance operating system that serves media files with intelligence layers that deliver high stability and unparalleled quality of service. We are delighted to have been referred to M for Media by acknowledged experts, which is further evidence of our growing reputation for excellence.”

According to Aouad, “Recognising that we needed to make a change, we had made numerous enquiries for recommendations for a shared storage system and felt that GB Labs offered the best value and highest performance ratio versus any other solution on the market. Once we had taken the decision, we were up and running with FastNAS very quickly and the benefits we expected were almost instantly felt.

“We have had a very positive experience with FastNAS and are already looking forward to working with GB Labs on future projects.”

FastNAS media production storage systems are available in a range of configurations, including FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio; FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro and FastNAS F-16 Nitro MAX.

For more information, visit www.gblabs.com

Tags: GB Labs | Intelligent STorage Solutions | M for Media | FastNAS | Mediacast | FastNAS F-16 Nitro system | Avid Media Composer | 25 GbE connectivity | CORE.4 OS | FastNAS F-8 Nitro Studio | FastNAS F-8 Nitro; FastNAS F-16; FastNAS F.16 Nitro | F-16 Nitro MAX.
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Composer Youki Yamamoto Feels Childish Delight in His New PMC Monitors Posted: 26/11/2019
Composer Youki Yamamoto Feels Childish Delight in His New PMC Monitors

No matter how old you are, it is always lovely when something excites you enough to feel like a child again – and that is exactly how renowned musician, composer and orchestrator Youki Yamamoto felt the first time he heard PMC monitors in his own studio.

Yamamoto has had a 15 year residence at Pinewood Studios where he creates his own music as well as other compositions for films and computer games. He is also equally at home in Katara Studios, Doha, which is where he first had the idea of investing in a pair of PMC monitors for his own facility.

After doing some research, he chose PMC MB2 monitors with a separate Class A Bryston amp because he felt this was the most versatile system for any kind of music. “I get all the lovely clarity and detail that PMC delivers, but I don’t get tired listening all day and the sound is so beautiful that I find it hard to leave the studio,” he says. “I just want to stay in there and keep working. It is almost like being with your first ever girlfriend!”

Tags: PMC Speakers | Youki Yamamoto | MB2 monitors | Composer | Orchestrator | Final Fantasy | Paddington 2 | Pinewood Studios
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Project Parking and Workspace Tools support OP1A workflows and Avid NEXIS Cloudspaces Posted: 29/07/2019
Project Parking and Workspace Tools support OP1A workflows and Avid NEXIS Cloudspaces
Updates to Project Parking and Workspace Tools include support for the new Avid Media Composer
Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Avid | Project Parking | Workspace Tools | Media Composer | OP1A | Cloudspaces | Avid NEXIS | disaster recovery | workflow | sync | backup | cloud | IBC 2019 | IBC 2019
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DigiBox at Media Production Show 2019 Posted: 21/05/2019
DigiBox at Media Production Show 2019

DigiBox, one of the leading UK distributors of market-leading technologies for the broadcast, video, and pro-AV industries will exhibit on Stand 314 at Media Production Show 2019 at Olympia London from 11-12 June.

Tags: DigiBox | Media Production Show | MPS | Adder | ADDERLink | INFINITY | AJA | Ki Pro | Open gear | IP Mini-converter families | Avid | Media composer | BirdDOg | PTZ | Haivision | Makito X4 | Loupedeck | Gefen | LMP | SNS | Wowza | AV | Broadcast | post-production | MPS 2019 | MPS 2019
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Marquis Broadcast appoints Serena Harris as North American Sales Director Posted: 31/01/2019
Marquis Broadcast appoints Serena Harris as North American Sales Director

Marquis Broadcast, specialist software manufacturer of media storage management tools, disaster recovery solutions and large complex enterprise middleware integrations, has expanded its team with the appointment of Serena Harris as Sales Director for North America. Serena’s responsibility will be driving Marquis’s direct and indirect sales within the United States and Canada. Serena joins Marquis from Avid Technology and brings with her over two decades of international sales management experience within the media and entertainment industry.

Tags: Marquis Broadcast | Serena Harris | Avid | storage | disaster recovery | middleware | workflow | Media Composer | sales | NAB 2019 | NAB 2019
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Prism Sound Titan Audio Interface Gives Composer Sacha Puttnam Peace Of Mind Posted: 11/09/2018
Prism Sound and rsquo;s Titan Audio Interface Gives Composer Sacha Puttnam Peace Of Mind
The ease and reliability of Prism Sound’s Titan Audio Interface have earned it a place at the heart of composer Sacha Puttnam’s recording set up where it is in use every day on a wide variety of projects.
Tags: Prism Sound Titan Audio Interface | Sacha Puttnam | Composer
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Avid systems simplify workflow at UCLan Posted: 03/05/2018
Avid systems simplify workflow at UCLan

Altered Images has recently supported the University of Central Lancashire with a large update to its Avid Media Composer systems, as part of the university’s complete Avid Interplay, iNews and Avid shared storage infrastructure. Since the Media Composers operate in an Interplay environment, Altered Images also made sure all components in the system were upgraded to the correct versions.

Additionally, Altered Images helped UCLan update Avid MediaCentral, improving collaboration by integrating news, sports, post-production and live-production workflows. MediaCentral enables students to access media and work on projects from anywhere, plus UCLan’s tutors are now able to view student work – both on and off campus – without being at a Media Composer station.

Tags: Avid | Altered Images | UCLan | broadcast | news | studio | Media Composer | education | Interplay | iNews | MPS 2018 | MPS 2018
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Oook Audio launches royalty-free music library: New portal will allow video editors to source directly from composers Posted: 19/04/2018
Oook Audio launchesroyalty-freemusic library: New portal will allow video editors to source directly from composers

Oook Audio has today announced the launch of their royalty-free music library, aimed at the professional videography market. It links video editors with high quality compositions, crafted and curated and available via Oook’s easy-to-use portal. Features includes exclusive tracks and a simple licensing mode with a user-centric approach which can be used in films, and across the full range of video sharing websites.

Tags: music | technology | Oook | audio | Oookaudio | portal | composers | filmmakers | videographers | royalty | free | tracks | launch
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At BVE 2018, Square Box Systems to Showcase Powerful New Features for CatDV Customization, Expanded Deployments, and Sports Assets Posted: 15/02/2018
At BVE 2018, Square Box Systems to Showcase Powerful New Features for CatDV Customization, Expanded Deployments, and Sports Assets
At BVE 2018, Square Box Systems will unveil the newest innovations for its flagship CatDV media asset management (MAM) system, reflecting the company's continuing momentum as the global leader in MAM technologies and solutions. In 2018, product development for CatDV will be centered around four key areas: customization and extensibility, expanded support for creative workflows, support for cloud and hybrid deployments, and new capabilities for managing sports assets.
Tags: BVE 2018 | Square Box Systems | CatDV | Expanded Deployments | Sports Assets | Adobe Creative Cloud | Avid Media Composer
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Altered Images supplies Avid Media Composer for landmark documentary series Posted: 02/11/2017
Altered Images supplies Avid Media Composer for landmark documentary series
DT Editing has used its new Avid Media Composer system, supplied and supported by Altered Images, to edit two one-hour documentaries for Reef TV and BBC2. The Lucy Worsleys Nights At The Opera 2-part series was launched by Tony Hall, the BBCs Director General, at the Royal Opera House last month, marking the start of the autumn documentary season.
Tags: Altered Images | Media Composer | Avid | editing | post-production | BBC | factual | offline | production | broadcast | KitPlus Show | KitPlus Show
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Altered Images installs and supports Avid systems for October Films expansion Posted: 16/10/2017
Altered Images installs and supports Avid systems for October Films expansion

Independent television production company, October Films, has built a new Avid facility, designed and installed by Altered Images, with 17 new Avid Media Composer systems and 120TB of Avid NEXIS storage. The new premises are part of October Films expansion plans as their busy operation grows.

Tags: Altered Images | Avid | October Films | NEXIS | editing | shared storage | storage | Media Composer | facility | post production | edit suite | media management
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JLCooper Takes Control at IBC Posted: 27/09/2017
JLCooper Takes Control at IBC
JLCooper, a US manufacturer of professional control, automation, synchronisation and interfacing products delivered a wealth of new developments at IBC recently.
Tags: JLCooper | Aspen Media | Blackmagic Design | ATEM | SloMo | SloMo Mini | Dalet Brio3 | vMix | MCS6 | MCS3 | Media Composer | Final Cut Pro X | Pro Tools | Atlas GPI | IBC 2017
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La La Lands Composer Justin Hurwitz Chooses Prism Sound Conversion For His Own Studio Posted: 20/09/2017
La La Lands Composer Justin Hurwitz Chooses Prism Sound Conversion For His Own Studio
Award-winning film composer Justin Hurwitz has invested in a Prism Sound Lyra 2 for his private studio and is using it as the audio interface between his preamps and his digital audio workstation.
Tags: Prism Sound | Lyra Audio Interface | Justin Hurwitz | La La Land | Composer | Oscar Winner
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AJA Partners with Avid to Develop Avid Artist | DNxIV Hardware Interface Posted: 18/09/2017
AJA Partners with Avid to Develop Avid Artist | DNxIV Hardware Interface

AJA Video Systems today announced a technology partnership with Avid® to design and manufacture Avid Artist | DNxIV, a new hardware interface option for Avid Media Composer®. The Thunderbolt¢ 3 capture and output device offers the latest 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 I/O connectivity, advanced audio features and 4K/UltraHD support up to 50p/60p frame rates.

Tags: AJA | AJA Video Systems | Avid | Avid Media Composer | Avid Artist | Avid Artist | DNxIV | IBC | IBC 2017 | IBC 2017
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