Audio post-production house World Wide Audio Inc. (New York City)has installed a 48-fader, 176-path AMS Neve Capricorn digital audioconsole in its primary mix room for 5.1 surround film and broadcastmixes.
“The Capricorn is simply the best-sounding digital musicconsole on the planet, and we wanted the highest qualityavailable,” explained Georgia Hilton, owner of World Wide Audio.“And we like the fact that it’s physically smaller whiletechnically huge. You don’t need rollerskates to operateit.”
The Capricorn is digitally connected directly to and from a set ofPro Tools systems for digital editing, mixing and playback. Hilton saidshe likes the speed and improved sound quality when staying entirelywithin the digital realm. “By avoiding all of the in-betweensteps like analog stem printing and other analog submixes, we’reable to get work done at a much faster pace and keep the mix at ahigher quality.”
The Capricorn has already been put to work on one feature film and ashort film at the USS Intrepid Air & Space Museum. Hilton said thatshe’s also looking forward to producing some 5.1 remixes forrecord label Murder Inc., and is eager to begin work with the 7.1software for Capricorn.
The new board will also be used for one-on-one private tutoringsessions.