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May 25, 2018

Advanced Audio Provides ProTools HDX for "Solo a Star Wars Story"

 

Advanced Audio provided a 64ch edit/assembly ProTools HDX music system for the dub of "Solo a Star Wars Story" at

George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch facilities in Marin, CA. The playback system utilized multiple ProTools HDX rigs

in order to maintain 192khz audio quality. The 64ch playback system ran @ 192khz thru Genex D/A converters, and

for the first time, 2Tb Samsung SSD's were used in order to keep up with the data rate necessary for 64ch/192khz.

The second system (conversion) utilized Genex A/D and D/A converters running @ 48 khz into the dub console.

 

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HDX and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

January 17, 2018

Advanced Audio Provides ProTools HDX for the Disney "Star Wars" Franchise

Hollywood, CA;

Advanced Audio has supplied Avid ProTools HDX record and mix systems for the recording, editing and mixing of all the music composed by John Williams and Michael Giacchino for the Disney Star Wars and Rogue One movies.

Scoring mixers Shawn Murphy and Joel Iwotaki recorded all of the music at the historic Sony Pictures scoring stage in Culver City, CA.

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HDX and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

January 22, 2013

Advanced Audio ships complete turnkey ProToos HDX scoring system to Caracas Venezuela for the recording of "El Libertador"

Advanced Audio recently provided a complete ProTools HDX scoring system to record a 200 piece orchestra in Caracas, Venezuela. Noted L.A. Philharmonic conductor and native, Gustavo Dudamel, conducted the orchestra, whose members got their start in the world of orchestral music through youth programs fostered by Dudamel. 

Advanced Audio veteran Chris Miles flew to Caracas to ensure a smooth scoring session. This is the first time anyone has scored with a full orchestra in Venezuela. ProTools recordist Erik Swanson was instrumental in making all of this happen. Lengthy pre-planning was necessary as there were no second chances thousands of miles from Los Angeles.

The main orchestral system was an 80 I/O ProTools HDX rig, running @192k. The system recorded to a single RAID10 volume. New 2Tb/6gb sec Hitachi SATA drives were utilized, since the data rate @192k going to a single volume is pretty huge.

Another identical system was online as a hot spare. A third system was used for file backup/transfer. 

Finally, a ProTools HD1 system was utilized for video playback.

The film is currently being mixed in Los Angeles for release in the near future.

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

August 9, 2012

Advanced Audio provides ProTools HDX for the score of "The Bourne Legacy"

Hollywood, CA. - Advanced Audio Rental provided a complete ProTools HDX solution to film composer

James Newton Howard for the score and mixing of "The Bourne Legacy".

The movie was scored at Sony Pictures, and mixed at JNH Studios in

Santa Monica, CA. 

 

"This is the first major feature film released to use ProTools HDX  for both the score and mix.

There is no other way to work with the high track counts, sample rates, and I/O that is required

to do the job" says Paul Levy, owner of Advanced Audio Rental.

 

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

November 23, 2011

Advanced Audio e-News Winter 2011

 

 

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Volume 3
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Welcome to the winter 2011 installment of the Advanced Audio Rentals e-newsletter.

We've created this seasonal newsletter to keep you posted on Advanced Audio Rentals news, featured products, and exclusive offers — plus helpful "real world" tips for success in your various audio-related projects.

Unlike those generic e-newsletters, this AAR newsletter comes directly from the trenches of the pro audio production world — Burbank, CA — and we're committed to bringing you information you can really use, on a regular basis.
 



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Advanced Audio Gears Up with ProTools HDX



November 21, 2011 (Hollywood, CA.) - Advanced Audio is the first pro audio service provider to announce the availability of Avid's new Protools HDX platform. Years in the making, ProTools HDX is a quantum leap forward in performance and flexibility compared to the current TDM system.

Advanced Audio owner Paul Levy comments, "ProTools HDX provides all of the extra performance that is essential in post production work, especially on the scoring stage. The expanded track count is a huge plus, and the loading of audio data and AAX plug-ins into RAM, puts less strain on the system and eliminates any latencies that existed in TDM. My clients will be thrilled at what they can now accomplish."

As a dedicated professional, you’re looking for faster, higher quality, and easier ways to record, edit, and mix the most demanding productions. The new generation of Pro Tools|HD—Pro Tools|HDX delivers all this and more. Get more tracks, more headroom, and up to 5x more dedicated DSP power to tackle even the most massive music and post-production projects with the confidence that comes with guaranteed performance.

Key features

  • Unleash your creativity with up to 5x more power per card than Pro Tools|HD Accel
  • Mix bigger, better mixes faster with 256 tracks (up to 768) and double the I/O per card, plus 4x more ADC
  • Get higher resolution sound and more headroom with the floating-point architecture
  • Compose, record, edit, and mix with the award-winning Pro Tools HD software toolset
  • Capture and reproduce audio with pristine clarity using Pro Tools HD Series interfaces
  • Increase your power and track counts by simply adding additional cards
  • Supports the AAX plug-in format for better workflow and sound parity with native systems (watch the video)

For more information on our full range of rental equipment, contact us at: inforequest@advancedaudiorentals.com

Advanced Audio provides Genex converters to IOSONO for "Immortals" 3D Film Mix



November 11, 2011 (Hollywood, CA.) - Advanced Audio Rental provided 64 channels of Genex D/A converters on the world's first 3D feature film mix. “Immortals” is the first motion picture to be mixed in IOSONO's 3D audio format. Its striking visuals will now be complemented by an amazing 3D sound experience. Objects fly overhead, swords and gods race across the skies with the superb 3D imagery. Creating the IOSONO® version was completed within 5 days at Wildfire Post Production Studios in Los Angeles. This included setup of a custom portable speaker system, an IOSONO Spatial Audio Workstation, Genex converters and associated clocking gear.

IOSONO is a new audio technology that takes sound reproduction to the next level: true 3D audio. IOSONO technology supports speaker configurations from 5 to 500 loudspeakers. Sounds can be made to appear anywhere within or outside of the venue to create stunningly realistic, three-dimensional soundscapes that put the audience at the heart of the action.

Some images from the AAR supplied IOSONO installation at Wildfire Post Production Studios: 









Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.
 

November 10, 2011

Advanced Audio provides Genex converters to IOSONO for "Immortals" 3D Film Mix

Hollywood, CA. - Advanced Audio Rental provided 64 channels of Genex D/A converters on the world's first 3D feature film mix. “Immortals” is the first motion picture to be mixed in IOSONO's 3D audio format. Its striking visuals will now be complemented by an amazing 3D sound experience. Objects fly overhead, swords and gods race across the skies with the superb 3D imagery. Creating the IOSONO version was completed within 5 days at Wildfire Post Production Studios in Los Angeles. This included setup of a custom portable speaker system, an IOSONO Spatial Audio Workstation, Genex converters and associated clocking gear.

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

June 18, 2011

Advanced Audio First to rent Avid HD MADI Interface

Advanced Audio recently added the Avid HD MADI ProTools HD Interface to its' arsenal of post-production rental gear. The HD MADI Interface allows up to 64 channels of MADI I/O to connect directly to Avid ProTools HD Core and Accel cards. Advanced Audio owner Paul Levy comments: 

"The Avid HD MADI interface is a huge time saver for rental system installations that we do in post studios who utilize the Avid/Euphonix System 5 digital console. The SRC on BOTH the inputs and outputs solved a huge problem we had when clients wanted to do SRC, especially at high sample rates. In the past, all we had available to convert AES digital signals was the Euphonix 727, which has very good SRC, but at high sample rates we had to chase down digital snats and ticks which can take the entire session down. The very first session we used the Avid HD MADI went perfectly, and there hasnt been one tick or pop heard since."

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

August 27, 2010

Advanced Audio upgrades Fox Scoring and Sony Pictures Scoring

Advanced Audio has recently completed upgrades to its' in-house ProTools HD Film Scoring Systems at both Fox Studios and Sony Pictures. One of the main design goals was to keep both facilities 100% compatible. All Protools HD systems installed at both facilities are identical, so clients can seamlessly move from one stage to another without having to worry about I/O mappings changing, CPU/RAM performance differences, and hard drive bay incompatibility, to name just a few.

Here is a brief summarization of improvements that have been made: 

- OS upgrade to OSX 10.6x - big increase in ProTools system performance and stability

- Intel X-25M Solid State Boot Drive - faster boot times, apps more responsive.

- MacPro 2.66 Quad Core - Faster memory bus, PCIe 2.0 backplane helps with transfer times.

- Atto R680 6gb RAID card - doubles throughput when used w/PCIe 2.0 compliant CPU

- Blackmagic Design Intensity Pro video card - allows HD picture to be distributed via HDMI

- Antelope Audio Atomic Master Clock - references the entire room to 10Mhz, eliminates digital locking problems

- Systems are ready for future track count and I/O channel expansion

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

June 11, 2010

Advanced Audio first to use Solid State Hard Drives for ProTools HD

Advanced Audio has upped the ante again, this time using the new Intel X-25M solid state hard drive (SSD) in its' MacPro computers running Avid ProTools HD. The new Intel X-25M SSD has virtually no read latency, which makes it a perfect boot drive for the company's Mac-based ProTools HD systems.

Advanced Audio owner Paul Levy states the primary reason for moving over to the Intel SSD was to save time during cloning operations. "Our technical staff would spend hours defragmenting our master source drives prior to cloning a new boot drive per the client's session specifications. Now, there is no defragmentation neccessary,as the Intel SSD has its' own on-board algorithm that is constantly moving data blocks in order to reduce write amplification."  Levy says his company was able to reduce the time it took to defragment and clone a master drive from approximately 1 hour to only 13 minutes.

In addition, the MacPro boot time has been cut in half, and the biggest surprise of all: a performance increase in the Protools HD application! Disk I/O load has been reduced, as well as improved rendering and consolidation times.

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

April 2, 2010

Advanced Audio partners with Atto Technology at NAB 2010

Advanced Audio and Atto Technology will be showing a 5 minute video presentation of the 

post production work Advanced Audio did on James Cameron's 3-D sci-fi thriller "Avatar".

The video will be shown in several manufacturer's booths, including Intel Storage and IBM, as

well as the Atto Technology booth. 

 

Advanced Audio has been added to Atto Technology's Advantage Partner program. The complete Atto Technology

product line is now available through Advanced Audio. Atto will also be featuring Advanced Audio in their latest

"success story" of how the company designed and integrated their ProTools HD systems around the Atto SAS HBA.

 

Advanced Audio is the industry leader in ProTools HD and digital audio equipment rentals to the film and post-

production community in Los Angeles and abroad.

 

Read the success story here:

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See the success video on Youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6BiIKeZHuA

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