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Russian World Studios premieres Euphonix
Russian World Studios (RWS), one of the country’s premier TV and film production companies, has installed a 56-fader Euphonix System 5 in its St. Petersburg-based facility. The system includes the EuCon Hybrid option for control of Pro Tools and Pyramix digital audio workstations (DAWs).
Founded in 1998, RWS is one of the leading TV and film production companies in Russia. The company has serviced more than 400 TV and film projects, both locally and internationally, and has worked with some of the world’s largest international entertainment companies, including Sony Pictures Television International, Hallmark Entertainment, HBO Films and Beacon Pictures.
RWS St. Petersburg was opened in 2008, with the new Dolby Premier studio opening in September 2009. “We chose the System 5 Hybrid for RWS St. Petersburg because of the tremendous reputation it has gained in the international film post-production world,” said Alexey Shulga, lead mixer and head of post production for RWS. “The Hybrid control of Pro Tools and Pyramix speeds up our work significantly without using all our DSP resources.”
EuCon Hybrid for System 5 digital audio mixing systems extends the control capabilities of the console beyond the dedicated DSP cores to the outside world, bringing Mac and PC workstation tracks onto the console surface for mixing. What sets the EuCon protocol apart from other control systems is its use of high-speed Ethernet to communicate with the DAWs. This design factor reduces parameter change delays and increases resolution.