Merging Technologies’ Pyramix DAW system recorded all the music for filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki’s Brasileirinho, a 90-minute musical documentary film about Choro, the first genuinely Brazilian urban music. The film has been a great success at the 55th Berlin Film Festival and is now being shown in France, Germany and Switzerland.
Merging’s South American distributor Visom Digital of Rio de Janeiro provided the recording equipment for the many live recording sessions. Visom director Carlos de Andrade was in charge of the recording. “We recorded all the music in 32 channels onto the Pyramix and mixed it for surround and stereo for both the big screen and DVD,” de Andrade explained. “We are now also mixing it for CD using a single-board Pyramix, MADI card and Euphonix’s 24 channel converters connected via a hub that allows us to enter up to 48 channels of audio in a single MADI board.”