U Miami recording studio gets a major renovation

Parsons Audio hired us to install the video system for the Weeks Recording Studio at U Miami. The control room has three 55-inch HD video monitors and two Panasonic AW-HE40 robotic cameras. At the far right, just above the SSL console, is the Blackmagic Design Videohub Smart Control which operates the video router in the machine room. In addition to stereo monitoring at each of the three (!) consoles, the room is also outfitted for 5.1 surround using Geneloc 8351A speakers.

U Miami control room

The live room sports another large monitor, a fixed, wide-angle camera and a pair of speakers. Any video source may be routed to any display.

U Miami live room

Finally, the vocal booth gets another monitor and fixed camera. There is a video hard drive recorder/player in the control room and additional video tie-lines everywhere. The system will support pedagogy and film scoring.

U Miami vocal booth

Ean White

Completed center cluster installation in Jordan Hall

We have completed the installation of three permanently installed Fulcrum Acoustic AH65 speakers in New England Conservatory’s historic Jordan Hall. The center cluster blends in to the ceiling very nicely and sounds fabulous.

NEC Jordan Hall center cluster

These speakers have a lot of “air” or “openness” which complements the sound of the hall very nicely. Here is a view from the balcony.

NEC Jordan Hall center cluster from the balcony

Our design intent was to make the rigging of the cluster look effortless so as to not become a distraction.

NEC Jordan Hall center cluster zoomed in

Ean White, Rick Campbell

Northeastern's Digital Commons Media Studio

We built a video workstation in Northeastern University’s Snell Library Digital Commons Media Studio. It is set up to do live switching, capture and editing of 1080i 1.5G SDI video. The Thunderbolt 2 Pegasus R2 RAID array, configured as RAID 10, combined with the latest Mac Pro can handle multiple streams of uncompressed video with ease. We also put together an operators manual for the workstation.

Northeastern DCMS

Ean White