02.08.2009 12:00 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Anand Studios takes box office by storm
Anand Recording Private mixed sound for its new Hindi movie, “Ghajini,” entirely on a Euphonix System 5 at its Mumbai, India-based post-production facility. The film earned a staggering $30 million in its first week of release, a box office record for a Bollywood film. The movie’s original soundtrack was composed by A.R. Rahman, also a Euphonix System 5 owner, who has been nominated for numerous awards this year for his soundtrack on the internationally acclaimed film “Slumdog Millionaire.”
“Being that ‘Ghajini’ was an action film, it required a very complex soundtrack. I had to build a highly flexible mix setup that could be routed in any way I wanted. With the Euphonix, it was very easy to do that, yet still modify and update the setup as required without sacrificing any setups,” said Anup Dev, Anand Film mix engineer. “Euphonix’s ability to store multiple complex mixes also allowed the film’s director to keep his options open as long as possible. Overall, I had the full flexibility of a film mix console in a single-user configuration. After working on Euphonix System 5, I cannot imagine anything else.”
Anand Studios is equipped with a state-of-the-art Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing console specifically configured for motion picture mixing; the single operator System 5 is a dual-core, 154-channel system with 56 faders and is outfitted with a film-style monitoring panel that includes PEC direct switching and joysticks.
Originally built in 1986, Anand Recording is India's premier professional motion picture sound post-production facility specializing in ADR/ Foley, voice-overs, dubbing and surround mixes. More than 3000 feature films have been mixed at Anand, including several Hollywood productions that were dubbed into international languages. Anand Recording is owned by Indian Bollywood actor and film producer Dev Anand.
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