Technomedia Solutions was recently commissioned to join John Meyer and Kevin Mayfield of Universal Studios Florida to upgrade the ET Adventure exhibit in Orlando.
John Miceli, president of Technomedia, co-founder and longtime president of Soundelux Showorks, was the original sound designer for the attraction 12 years ago. Meyer and Scott Mosteller, VP of production for Technomedia, spent several days resequencing, balancing and equalizing the attraction to bring it back to its original magical quality. During the process, they decided to replace all of the overhead music EQs for added DSP flexibility and high-end sonic quality. They chose the new Rane RPM 88 DSP processor with Drag Net software. According to Universal Studios, Florida, the music that before sounded flat, distant and with artifacts actually jumped out of the speakers now with a new clarity and fullness that makes the 12-year-old soundtrack sound brand new.
The attraction's renovation included sound, lighting, characters, scenes and programming. It was completed and open in time for the 20th anniversary of the release of Steven Spielberg's classic film ET in late March.
For more on the Rane RPM 88 DSP processor, click on www.rane.com/rpm88.html.