Madrid, Spain, July 15th , 2021 – In close collaboration with PICNIC professionals, Soundware Media has supplied and equipment integration project for five sound rooms, dedicated to audio post-production andone of the color correction rooms.
Main mixing room
The main mixing room (S1) is Dolby Atmos 9.1.6 certified, and is the first mixing room Spain that obtains this type of approval. For audio monitoring, a
combination of Genelec 8361 powered monitors, belonging to the “The Ones” series, and JBL and Crown equipment. Specifically, three Genelec
8361 units have been used for the channels L-C-R, while the surround overhead and subwoofer channels are covered with passive speakers
JBL and Crown amplification. This room features a 32-fader Avid S6 console and ProTools software Ultimate, on an Apple Mac Pro computer with two
HDX cards and an MTRX interface. This system It has analog and digital inputs and outputs (AES / MADI) and 192 Dante channels, which connect to
the Dolby RMU processor and with the rest of the studio rooms. At this moment it is being planned a twin room to the main mixing room (S2).
Audio editing rooms
There are two rooms for audio editing (S3 and S5), equipped with 7.1.4 and 5.1 monitoring, respectively. For these systems, Genelec 8341 monitors have been used in the frontal listening. L-C-R, Genelec 7370 subwoofers and Genelec 8330 monitors for surround channels. These two rooms
have ProTools Ultimate systems on Mac Mini, integrated into the new Thunderbolt chassis of Avid. These rooms also have the new MTRX Studio interfaces, connected to the HDX card. They are also part of the Dante network that connects the rooms to each other and allows them to share resources. For control, each of the editing rooms has a combination of Avid S1 surface and Dock.
The color room also has a powerful 5.1 audio monitoring equipment. Specifically, 5 Maga Engineering high-performance powered monitors have been
installed ME8SA, for L-C-R and surround channels, and a ME115SNDA powered Maga Engineering subwoofer. With this powerful audio equipment,
this room allows you to preview your work together with clients, for example, in addition to its function as a color room.
There is also an auxiliary room (S4), which is simpler, for voice-overs and small editing jobs. In this case a native ProTools Ultimate system is used
together with a Focusrite I / O interface 18/20 and Genelec monitoring.
New Immersive Audio Needs
With the rise of IPTV and video on demand platforms, on the one hand, and on the other hand standardization of Dolby Atmos as a format and the
advent of sound bars and other products that make life easier for users, there is an increasing demand from platforms and broadcasters for
films and series mixed with immersive audio. According to Quim Rubí, one of PICNIC's partners, “The arrival of new platforms on the scene Spanish
Audiovisual has made all of us raise our level of demand, both technical and artistic, and in this sense, PICNIC wants to respond to this current
market demand. Most of the platforms are beginning to bet heavily on the Dolby Atmos system, and for this reason our Dolby Atmos Home 9.1.6
approved mixes, offers all the guarantees to meet the requirementsthat our clients may need ”. On the part of Soundware Media, Raúl Marín,
Technical Director, said: “This project is based on the latest technologies available on the market to meet the demanding production requirements of
the new immersive audio environments ”.
About Soundware Media
Soundware Media is the sound division of Datos Media Technologies created in 2018. Professional sound is part of the company's integration services, consolidating a great quality product for its clients. A division that encompasses consulting, supply, integration and support services. A quality proposal that has the best brands in the sector.
Located in Boadilla del Monte (Madrid), PICNIC is a post-production center of new
creation that offers image and sound services for film, video and television. PICNIC account
with professionals with extensive experience in the sector and with state-of-the-art equipment to
work with even the most complex multichannel mixes.
Contacts for further information:
Soundware Media: Raúl Marín
Teléfono: +34 91 001 89 08
C/ Luís Buñuel 2, Bajo-C
28223 - Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid) Web: www.soundware.es