Digital content producers Digital Arts recently installed a new Meyer Sound cinema monitoring system in its innovative post-production theatre at its office in New York, US. The system has already been used on such projects as US film director Woody Allen’s forthcoming film Blue Jasmine, and the recent HBO movie Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream.
The Meyer Sound 7.1 monitoring system in the 30-seat mixing room comprises three Meyer Sound Acheron Studio screen channel loudspeakers, three X-800C cinema subwoofers, and 12 HMS-10 cinema surround loudspeakers. In addition, a Galileo loudspeaker management system with two Galileo 408 processors provides system optimisation.
According to Axel Ericson, founder of Digital ArtsEricson, the contrast of the mixes in different films highlights the Meyer Sound system’s accuracy and linearity.
“The system easily handled the big sound for concert segments in Beyoncé’s HBO movie, but it also accurately carried the subtle intimacy of Blue Jasmine,” Ericson explains. “In fact, before Woody Allen decided to mix here, his long-time legendary mixer, Lee Dichter, came in and played some of his old mixes. He noticed the clarity of the dialog, and a big smile spread across his face the second he heard the system.”
Digital Arts also provided dual 32 channel Avid ICON D-Control ES consoles linked to four Avid Pro Tools HDX2 systems with satellite options and 512 channels of MADI I/O. In addition, the studio includes a Christie 4K projector and a 17ft mesh screen from IMAGE Screens.
Digital Arts offers a full range of production and post-production services for digital cinema, television, and other media industries. In addition, the 12,000sqft studio operates two shooting stages, and provides 4K and 2K Digital Intermediate colour grading and finishing, as well as DCP mastering.