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Legendary De Lane Lea Post-Production Studio Upgrades to Meyer Sound Cinema Experience (with Video)
Perhaps best known as the one-time recording studio for the Beatles, The Who, Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and Queen, today, London's De Lane Lea specializes in sound post-production for feature films and television including Oscar-nominees "Fantastic Mr. Fox" and "Wallace and Grommit: A Matter of Loaf and Death," and "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," among others.
To provide exceptional audio capabilities for mixing feature films that translate smoothly for reproduction in cinemas, the studios recently upgraded to Meyer Sound Cinema Experience systems in Studios 1, 2 and 3.
"Switching to Meyer Sound is virtually unprecedented in our industry," says general manager, Mike King. "Yet, it made complete sense. Everyone who has visited the facility can hear the difference."
De Lane Lea is the first post-production facility in Europe to switch to Meyer Sound Cinema Experience systems.
"The new Meyer speaker system has provided a significant leap forward in all aspects of the audio monitoring," says resident mixer, Chris Burdon.
De Lane Lea's engineering group headed by chief engineer Paul Jarvis, oversaw the upgrade, which included Meyer Sound Acheron 80, Acheron LF, Acheron Studio, HMS-10 full-range two-way loudspeakers, Galileo, SIM, X-800 subwoofers, refurbished consoles, new fabrics and acoustics, and involved close collaboration between Meyer Sound, Munro Acoustics, and acoustic consultant Dennis "Wiz" Leonard.
"I'm really impressed with the clarity and dynamics of the systems, and by their ability to translate successfully to more traditional cinema monitors," says Jarvis. "Design and build quality are first-class, and the digital signal processor user interface is very intuitive and powerful."
The new Cinema Experience from Meyer Sound is a complete, integrated line of sound products and solutions for cinema that provide engineers with precise coverage for sound design and dubbing through to exhibition. Other post-production facilities using Meyer Sound include Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope, ImageMovers Digital, Skywalker Sound, a major animation studio in Burbank, Calif., and a studio in Universal City, Calif.
Note: Meyer Sound's "Cinema Experience" line of products has been renamed to "EXP" in Dec, 2010