Film & Television Directory

Broadcast Industry News

Submit News Item
10 December 2004

GearBox invests in eight Mackie Big Knobs

Pro-audio hire specialist GearBox (Sound and Vision) Ltd has invested in eight Mackie Big Knob units, which are being supplied to customers that hire out Final Cut Pro HD video editing systems from the company.
Big Knob, a name inspired by its large centre-mounted volume knob, is an easy-to-use monitor switching, source switching, and level control box designed for studio owners who use computer-based systems. Designed to sit on the desktop, Big Knob allows engineers to switch easily between three sets of studio monitors, four different stereo sources, and even send musicians their own custom headphone mixes while communicating with them via the built-in Talkback microphone.
GearBox, which was established five years ago, supplies professional audio and video solutions to the broadcast, film, post-production and music recording industries.
Yan Gilbert-Miguet, the company’s Technical manager, said: “We needed a small footprint and cost-effective monitoring solution for our hire Final Cut Pro HD video editing systems. Final Cut Pro HD editors often hire multiple (FCP) systems with varying degrees of complexity and peripherals. Video editors appreciate a monitoring system that is small and easy to use. At this price point, the Big Knob is a good monitoring tool that facilities can standardise throughout they cutting rooms.”
Gilbert-Miguet added that the Big Knobs are also finding favour with Logic Pro 7 users and Pro Tools HD and LE editors, especially those working in cutting rooms where there is a need for stereo monitoring over a variety of speakers from a variety of sources.
“Quite often a mixer such as the Mackie 1604VLZ-Pro is physically too big for these customers’ needs. In these instances, the Mackie Big Knob offers a viable alternative, hence our decision to make it available as part of our hire stock.”
(GB)




Bookmark and Share
Top Stories
29/09/2014
Kinesys To Exhibit At 2014 PLASA
29/09/2014
Pixel Power Helps Chart Scottish Referendum Decision
29/09/2014
Cruet Company Appoints New MD
29/09/2014
Deal Or No Deal Recommissioned At Bottle Yard Studios
29/09/2014
Bridge Technologies Scoops Prestigious Award
29/09/2014
Axon Demonstrates 4K Over Ethernet-AVB
26/09/2014
Leader Celebrates Successful IBC2014
26/09/2014
RTS Announce Annual Awards Shortlist
26/09/2014
Facilis Qualifies Medway And Project Parking For TerraBlock
26/09/2014
Strictly Come Dancing Returns To Elstree
Industry News Archive


SEARCH NEWS

Search News
Kinesys To Exhibit At 2014 PLASA
Pixel Power Helps Chart Scottish Referendum Decision
Cruet Company Appoints New MD
Deal Or No Deal Recommissioned At Bottle Yard Studios
Bridge Technologies Scoops Prestigious Award
Axon Demonstrates 4K Over Ethernet-AVB
Leader Celebrates Successful IBC2014
RTS Announce Annual Awards Shortlist
Facilis Qualifies Medway And Project Parking For TerraBlock
Strictly Come Dancing Returns To Elstree
Profits Plunge For Payday Lender Wonga
Missing Teen 'Heading For Syria'
UK Economy Grows By 0.9% – ONS
Pride Of Britain Award For Stephen Sutton
Annual Rate Of House Price Growth Slows
Dave Lee Travis Sentence To Be Reviewed
Midwives Vote For Strike Action
Man To Stand Trial Over Parents' Murder
UK Loses AAA Credit Rating
Major Fire At Birmingham Industrial Estate
Other News In Brief
Regional Film and Video Broadcast News

Flagship Media Group Ltd,
Unit C3, 6 Westbank Drive, Belfast,
BT3 9LA, Northern Ireland
Tel : (028) 90319008
Contact : Click Here

Bot / Local
d 30/09/2014 12:49:50