Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
11/1/2007 12:44 AM
As part of the re-equipping its main 5.1 television mix room, audio post production facility Videosonics has installed a DK-Technologies MSD600M++ audio meter, which is specifically designed for monitoring stereo and surround sound audio.
The latest purchase means that Videosonics is now 100% equipped with DK-Technologies audio meters, with a Master Stereo Display (MSD) unit in every one of its studios.
Opened in December 1984 in Camden Town, London, Videosonics is one of the most advanced audio post companies in the UK. During the past 20 years, the facility has grown from an original three rooms to a total of six mixing studios (including three THX film dubbing theatres), nine all-digital prep rooms (all with AMS AudioFile), a dedicated foley studio and nine editorial/production rooms.
The facility specialise in sound for film and television. It covers all aspects of the audio post production process from the simplest voice over to complete sound design and dubbing for motion pictures.
Dennis Weinreich, Videosonics Managing Director, says: “Our main television mix room has been completely overhauled to bring it up to the latest technical standards. As part of this process we recognised that the metering needed to be upgraded so that we could monitor 5.1 surround sound audio. The MSD600M++ was the obvious choice because it has a very intuitive display, making it easy for engineers to see at a glance exactly what is happening to their stereo and surround sound signals. We now have DK meters in every room because we believe they are quality products that are ultimately very effective and reliable.”
With surround sound now increasingly the standard in today‘s studios, accurate audio monitoring has become even more vital. DK-Technologies MSD600M++ stereo and surround sound meter is proving to be the solution for many of the world‘s top music recording and audio post production facilities. This modular, multi-channel audio analyser accepts up to 32 input channels and has 4 configurable input slots and 4 output slots. Its primary tools include a phasemeter, audio vector oscilloscope and PPM/VU level meter.
The company‘s proprietary JellyFish™ and StarFish™ display technologies are now recognised as industry standards thanks to their ability to present stereo and surround sound images in a logical and intuitive way. The energy content of all channels is easily recognisable on the screen, and phase errors in individual vectors are immediately highlighted. All surround formats are supported including 4.0, 5.1, 6.1 and 7.1, while future formats can be catered for by the introduction of new software.