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That's One Long Console

ALFRED HITCHCOCK THEATER INSTALLS HARRISON BOARD
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Chris Jenkins, senior VP of Sound Services (dialog and music) and
re-recording mixer Frank Montano (effects mixer) are using the new console
to mix The Interpreter.

ALFRED HITCHCOCK THEATER INSTALLS HARRISON BOARD

A new Harrison MPC4D digital mixing console — with 320/640 inputs and 80 outputs and an integral 4,096×4,096 MADI router and a full complement of I/O — now graces the Alfred Hitchcock Theater (Universal Studios Post-Production Services, Los Angeles). The installation was completed this past September by the engineering staff and was headed by Jeff Taylor, chief engineer. Total installation was done in four weeks, with some pre-wiring done previously.

Digital signal processing is SHARC-based, and the console can be configured for two or three mix positions. Monitoring is provided by TFT graphic displays that show console setups, routing, channel information, panning, levels and waveforms in real time. All console functions are automated, including exclusive features known as “toys” — outboard devices such as camera filters and compressors that are created and automated using console DSP.

The console's layout, I/O configuration and functionality of the TFT displays was a collaboration between Harrison by GLW, and the studio's mixing and engineering staffs.