Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
25/05/2017

HHB Supplies Equipment For New Studios At Abbey Road

News Image
London studio complex Abbey Road Studios has built a complete Dolby Atmos Premier Studio-certified sound post-production facility with equipment supplied by HHB Communications.

The new Mix Stage features a hybrid Neve DFC 3D and Avid S6 console, 8 Pro Tools systems, 4K projection and 44 speakers, enabling clients to mix all elements including music, dubbing and special effects in a variety of formats including Atmos and IMAX.

Abbey Road Studios' Head of Technical Services Simon Campbell, said: "Ahead of the build, a lot of film post production people generously gave their time and expertise to describe their ideal post facility to us. Some favoured the DFC, others the Avid S6, so the idea of a hybrid console took hold.

"HHB seemed the obvious people to talk to as we've known them for many years and always have the utmost faith in the advice they give us. They brought their team from Scrub on-board who, along with Frozen Fish who built the new console frame, helped us pull the plan into focus. HHB's experience in this area proved invaluable and they were able to help us fill in the gaps. For instance, their experience with the NTP audio interfaces and IHSE KVM matrixes, which enable operators to share or take control of any Pro Tools screen, was an essential part of making the Stage truly flexible."

Now open for business, the new Mix Stage makes Abbey Road the only studio complex in the capital to cover everything from the recording of the score through to the delivery of the final film mix, all in spacious, comfortable and client-focused surroundings that enable the composer, director and sound team to collaborate in the same space.

Also part of the huge building project at Abbey Road is the creation of two new studios: The Gatehouse, a tracking studio and live room, and The Front Room, comprising a live and control room and focused on smaller recording projects. Meanwhile, the Neve DFC console originally installed in The Penthouse and now serving as part of the hybrid console on the Mix Stage has been replaced by another Avid S6, also supplied by HHB along with DAD AX32 and Avid MADI interfaces for the incumbent Pro Tools rigs.

Commenting on behalf of HHB, Pro Audio Sales Manager Matthew Fletcher said: "What Abbey Road has achieved with the new Mix Stage is truly impressive, and we're proud to have helped Simon and the team realise their original vision for this exceptional film sound mixing facility."

A list of the equipment supplied by HHB for the Mix Stage includes a 40-fader Avid S6 in Frozen Fish buckets, 8 x Pro Tools HDX rigs with Apple Mac Pro computers in Sonnet chassis, 11 x AVID HD MADIs, a comprehensive library of plug-ins, 6 x NTP Penta interfaces with MADI, AES and Dante cards, IHSE Draco KVM extender with matrix, 4 x Bricasti M7 reverb processors and a TC Film 6000 processor.

hhb.co.uk
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

30/06/2022
Fremantle Announces Raft Of New Deals With Chef Jamie Oliver
Fremantle Media and Jamie Oliver are continuing to build on the success of their partnership to bring the British chef's cooking shows to audiences ar
05/04/2017
Salon Pro Sales And TC Soho Announce New Partnership
Leading content delivery specialists TC Soho has announced a new partnership with storage solution experts Salon Pro Sales. The move will see Salon, w
21/06/2022
New Survey Shows BBC Is Most Trusted News Source For Young People
A new survey for BBC Bitesize suggests that the BBC is the most trusted news source for young people among traditional broadcast and print media, as w
21/06/2022
Atlona Launches New Service For Velocity AV Control Systems
Atlona has launched a new service for their Velocity AV control systems that simplifies and improves all remote configuration, management, and control
31/03/2017
Faceware Technologies Relies On AJA Ki Pro Rack
Faceware Technologies develops complete hardware and software solutions to deliver advanced facial motion capture to the top film, video game, televis
27/08/2021
Avid Announces New Version Of Avid Media Composer | Distributed Processing
Avid® has announced a new version of Avid Media Composer | Distributed Processing that significantly speeds up content production by using adjacent co
17/06/2022
TV Pro Gear Selects Gear From JVC Professional Video
As a video integration and production services company, TV Pro Gear is a leader in all things broadcast and event production. Under the direction of P
04/07/2017
HHB Named Avid's EMEA Audio Top Channel Partner
HHB Communications and its post-focused division Scrub have been named Avid's EMEA Audio Top Channel Partner. This is the third time in four years tha
15/06/2022
TV Pro Gear Choose To Spec A Variety Of Gear From JVC Professional Video
TV Pro Gear is a leader in all things broadcast and event production. Under the direction of President and CEO Andrew Maisner, the team has spent the
21/07/2017
HHB Unveil Dolby Atmos Home Entertainment Mastering Suite
Designed to empower post-production facilities to create, edit, mix and master high quality Dolby Atmos content for Blu-ray or digital delivery, Dolby
21/06/2022
Tightrope Media Systems Announces Relaunch Of PEFMedia.org
Tightrope Media Systems, developers of the Cablecast Community Media station automation, playout, and publishing platform, has announced the imminent
26/05/2022
Avid NEXIS® Media Storage Solution Now Available As A Subscription Offering
As unveiled during its 2022 Investor Day event at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City, Avid® has made its award-winning Avid NEXIS® media storage s
24/09/2021
Avid Congratulates Creative Editing Community For Emmy Wins and Nominations
Avid® has congratulated the creative individuals and teams recognized for their outstanding achievements at the 73rd Annual Primetime Creative Arts Em
26/04/2022
Avid To Unveil Solutions That Create More Powerful Remote Collaboration
Avid® in collaboration with Microsoft and Haivision, will unveil technology previews of solutions that create more powerful remote collaboration at NA
24/02/2022
NBC Sports Selects Avid
NBC Sports selected Avid to provide media creation and storage solutions for its production of the XXIV Olympic Winter Games, from Beijing, China, Feb