MIX - September 2014 - Sony Pictures Sound

MIX - September 2014 - Sony Pictures Sound


MIX-2014-09 - Sony Pictures Sound: Holden Theatre Goes Immersive

This month MIX talks to Tom McCarthy, executive vice president, post production facilities, Sony Pictures Studios; and Bill Baggelaar, senior vice president for Colorworks and Sony Post Production, about renovating the William Holden Theatre and installing an immersive sound system.

Mix contributor Larry Blake examines the topic of immersive sound for cinema and its three formats: Auro-3D Audio, Dolby Atmos, and DTS.

Also, Sound designer Brian Ronan and associate sound designer Cody Spencer discuss the sound behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway smash Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

Then, Oscar-nominated music mixer Dennis Sands talks about his new home-based facility, Sound Waves SB, which is equipped with the Dolby Atmos system.

Later, CRAS administrator Kirt Hamm, audio consultant and senior mixer at Fox Sports Fred Aldous, and CRAS director of broadcast audio Robert Brock discuss the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences' new mobile broadcast vehicle and broadcast curriculum.

Engineer/producer Andrija Tokic tells us about recording Benjamin Booker's explosive self-titled debut album. The Live section features an All-Access pass to Arcade Fire. And this month's Classic Track tells the story behind the making of Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks' hit, "I Scare Myself." We also have a guide to field recorders for film and video production.

Finally, the September issue's Regional section covers Miami, where we get news about The Hit Factory Criteria Miami, Studio Center, and Velvet Basement Studio, as well as session news from Dungeon Recording Studio, Red Rock Studios, Noisematch Studios, and The Panic Room Studios. We also talk to engineer Marcella Araica about her career, her record company, and her studio. 

Plus reviews:

  • Analogue Tube AT-1 Compressor
  • Samson Resolv RXA5 and RXA6 Monitors
  • Three Condensers: Schoeps V4U, Neumann TLM 107, Myrinx Mods
  • Native Instruments Rise & Hit
  • Thermionic Culture Phoenix HG15