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Sound One Keeps Faith In VCube

  New York’s Famous Post House Updates Mixing Stages

London, July 9th 2012: A chance meeting at a 2001 trade show started a relationship that has survived the decade. Sound One, New York’s major audio post production facility, and a division of CSS Studios, was already using digital audio equipment but the workflow was still linear. Pyramix and other audio workstations could dramatically improve the speed of working with audio but the picture was still very slow. A non-linear solution to that problem was urgently needed. A conversation with Claude Cellier and Dominique Brulhart, Merging Technologies’ President and Head of Software Development, was to change that. Three months later, the first VCube was installed in a mixing stage at Sound One.

Chief Engineer, Avi Laniado takes up the story; "It was a revelation as we finally had a machine that behaved like a VCR but with instant access. In addition, it had proper machine control so you could play it forwards and backwards at various speeds and still get a great picture. It struck us that Merging listened to what the market needed and delivered something that really worked. Over the years, they continued to do so. Now we can work in HD and throw any type of file at VCube and it can handle it. Throughout the years, we have enjoyed a great relationship with Merging and their local distributors, Independent Audio." Now all four major mixing stages at Sound One have been upgraded and are operating with VCube. Avi adds; "It is unusual to have a ten year love affair with a piece of technology, but we can say that is truly the case with VCube."

Avi Laniado, chief engineer at Sound One studios     Avi Laniado, chief engineer at Sound One studios
Sound One studios     Sound One studios

About Merging Technologies SA

Merging Technologies SA is a Swiss manufacturer with over 20 years of experience in developing groundbreaking, professional Audio and Video products for a wide range of entertainment and media industries. With a dedicated user base in the elite end of the music, film, television, mastering and performances industries, Merging is committed to developing product ranges with unrivalled quality and flexibility, no matter what the application. Merging builds tools for people who want more from their systems, have an inherent need to push boundaries, and believe that quality always comes first, every time.

About CSS Studios, LLC

Hollywood, California-based CSS Studios® is a wholly owned subsidiary of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the world’s number one non-fiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 180 countries. CSS Studios provides creative post production sound services to major motion picture studios, independent producers, broadcast networks, cable channels, advertising agencies and interactive producers. The services of CSS Studios are marketed under the brand names Todd-AO®, Sound One, Soundelux®, POP Sound®, Modern Music, Soundelux Design Music Group and The Hollywood Edge, with facilities in Los Angeles and New York. With more than 50 years of experience in providing creative sound services and technical solutions, the companies, collectively, have garnered more than 50 Academy Award nominations and won 25 Academy Awards®.