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Recording facility Fantasy Studios has selected the Avid Pro Tools | S6 modular control surface for its newly relaunched mixing theatre, Fantasy Film Center.

Powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform, the addition will deliver more productive and elegant workflows for mixing film, television and video game productions.

Established in 1981 and located at the Zaentz Media Center in Berkley, California, Fantasy Film Center was designed by Jeff Cooper, whose clients range from major studios such as MGM, Dreamworks and NBCUniversal, to filmmakers like George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, and Francis Ford Coppola. More than 200 films have been mixed there, including Amadeus, The English Patient, Blue Velvet and Boogie Nights.

Fantasy Studios has since expanded the types of projects it takes on and the usage of its rooms, providing services for film, video, photo shoots, live streaming, conferences, and special events. It recently refurbished the 50-seat, 1,820 square foot Fantasy Film Center with state-of-the-art technology, while preserving the sound and feel of the original.

The facility has equipped all of its studios with Pro Tools | HDX, and selected Pro Tools | S6 as the theatre's mixing console. The console's modular control surface utilises ICON and System 5 product families, providing superior ergonomics and intelligent studio control.

Jeffrey Wood, Director, Fantasy Studios, said: "Pro Tools | S6 marks a new level of communication between a console and its operator. The amount of visual information and control is beautiful and very well thought out. This amounts to a much more productive and elegant workflow, allowing the engineer more speed and less fatigue. Its modular integration allows us to expand in just a few minutes to accommodate different kinds of projects."

"Pro Tools | S6 perfectly complements the sound clarity and build quality of the Fantasy Film Center, enabling Fantasy Studios to uphold its industry-leading heritage and reputation," added Jeff Rosica, Senior Vice President, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer at Avid. "With its modular design, Pro Tools | S6 enables Fantasy Studios to quickly scale to meet the demands of any kind of film, television or video game production, while delivering efficient workflows for fast precision mixing."

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