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Deluxe Sound Department Launches Canada’s First Dolby Atmos Mixing Stage

Deluxe Toronto Ltd., a division of Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., global supplier of a broad range of services and technologies to the entertainment industry, announces a major upgrade of its mixing rooms. Improvements include the introduction of Dolby Atmos technology to Mix 1—Canada’s largest film mixing stage. Among other upgrades to its mixing rooms, Deluxe has added JBL M2 Master Reference monitors.

Deluxe is a key supplier to the Canadian post-production and media services industry. Its tech upgrades coincide with Deluxe’s recent relocation to a new, state-of-the-art facility in downtown Toronto.

“The introduction of Dolby Atmos, complemented with speaker and amp upgrades from Harman’s JBL Professional and Crown Audio brands, makes our new mix theaters the most technically complete in Canada for film and TV sound re-recording,” says Nick Iannelli, vice president of post-production operations at Deluxe Toronto.

The new additions “allow us to state unequivocally that you will hear a difference in fidelity and sound clarity when mixing at Deluxe,” Iannelli adds.

“Dolby recognizes the importance and value of having a strong presence in Canada’s vital post-production community,” says Curt Behlmer, senior vice president of content solutions and industry relations at Dolby Laboratories. “We couldn’t be more pleased and know that this respected Dolby Atmos mixing stage—our first in Canada—will help filmmakers realize their creative visions going forward.”

Peter Chaikin, director of recording and broadcast at JBL Professional, says, “Incorporating new patented JBL technologies, the innovative JBL M2 monitor was designed to deliver a level of sound clarity unmatched in the post-production industry. Deluxe’s customers are already realizing the benefits of these new speakers, and we are delighted Deluxe Toronto has become a flagship location for the M2 in Canada.”

Recent projects at the facility include feature work on Atom Egoyan’s The Captive and David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, and Deluxe soon will start post-production on Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak. Recent TV projects include work on Vikings, Beauty and the Beast and Penny Dreadful.

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