If I Were Stranded on a Private Island…

Michael McDonald's Private Island Trax (www.privateislandtrax.com), a multi-room facility in Hollywood that is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has been
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Michael McDonald's Private Island Trax (www.privateislandtrax.com), a multi-room facility in Hollywood that is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has been expanded with a 1,200-square-foot 5.1 film mixing theater. The new room is based around Pro Tools, Control|24 and Bag End TA5000 speaker systems for the high and midrange L/C/R channels and two Bag End S18E 18-inch sub systems.

In recent months, McDonald has mixed six feature-length films using the Bag Ends; the latest completed project was remixing the music scores of 130 classic films for 20th Century Fox. “My clients are all very pleased,” McDonald said. “The speakers project well and translate perfecty in theatrical mix settings.”

In other studio news, McDonald brought in a brood of kittens who were born at his home and raised at the studio by the interns, managers and engineers. All of the “fuzzy little music lovers” were adopted by clients, except two, whom McDonald named “woofer” and “tweeter.” Awww…