The Film and Television University of Babelsberg, Germany inaugurated its redesigned sound mixing theatre in April of 2005 with the installation of a new 96-channel Harrison MPC4-D digital mixing console.
The Harrison MPC4-D console is equipped with a Digital Tools Card (DTC) utilizing 32 individual look-ahead bus limiters and eight DSPs that can be loaded with Harrison film specific plug-ins. Internally, the DTC works with Harrison’s exclusive 40-bit floating point Wide Pipe digital.engine processing. All necessary parameters of the DTC are integrated into the dynamic console automation providing a substantial advantage over utilizing external effect devices.
The intuitive automation of the Harrison console is definitely a significant reason for the strong acceptance among industry professionals. Comprehensive understanding of console operation is outstanding, despite the complexity of the entire studio installation.
The MPC4-D console, as opposed to its predecessors, is distinguished from its predecessors with the integration of TFT displays into the meter bridge. Extensive parameters are displayed such as EQ, dynamics, aux send, routing, and the Harrison patented applied for PreView™ waveform display. This helpful PreView display presents the waveform much like a digital workstation, allowing for the quick visual orientation of sources with respect to the corresponding channel.
The University’s relocation to the renovated building in 2000 resulted in an expansion of the two mixing theatres and two screening facilities according to the THX standard, closing the last gap in the digital post-production chain of the HFF.
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