Studio Tonmeister Mainz Buys Another Fairlight System
Located on the outskirts of Mainz and widely regarded as one of the most prestigious facilities in Europe, Studio Tonmeister has five state-of-the-art sound studios equipped with the latest technology and linked via a centralised patching system. The facility offers a complete production service to the music, film and television industries and includes broadcasters such as ZDF, SAT1 and SWR (ARD) among its clients.
Studio Tonmeister is already familiar with the workflow benefit of Fairlight technology, having used the company's products for more than 20 years. In 2009, Studio Tonmeister installed its first Xynergi into Control Room 2 and continues to use it on a daily basis to lip sync projects for a variety of film and broadcast clients. Its second Xynergi, which replaces a ProTools HDX system, is now being used for sync recording and to edit radio and audiobook projects.
Alfred Huff, Studio Tonmeister's CEO/Managing Director, says: "Fairlight is perfect for ADR projects and offers us immense benefits in comparison to other systems. We have a relatively large equipment list, which includes all popular HD and SD video recorders, so the integration and connection of our existing systems with different VTRs plays a major role. With Fairlight, we never had problems concerning this. The system is fast, directly connected and therefore the first choice for us."
Designed as a complete media production system, Fairlight Xynergi organises and delivers all the tools needed for high-end audio for video production in all widely used surround formats. The system harnesses the processing power of Fairlight’s crystal Core digital media engine and incorporates video playback via the integrated PyxisTrack system. Xynergi fits beautifully into the production chain, supplying quality audio recording, editing, premixing, or even final mix. It also edits and plays video tracks and interfaces easily with all media servers.
Alfred Huff adds that Xynergi's exceptional connectivity means that dealing with countless different video formats is no longer a problem.
"With the integration of Netmix and Audiobase, it is possible to accomplish elaborate sound design and complex cuts synchronous to the video in no time at all," he explains. "This also ensures that radio plays, audiobook and IT productions remain hassle-free. Finally, because it is reliable and runs absolutely smoothly, we can now work in parallel with our existing Xynergi system in Control Room 2."
Huff adds that it is fantastic to have a dependable system that offers trouble-free integration into a complex work environment and supports of all popular formats.
"This is what makes Fairlight unique," he says, "and what gives us such a great feeling."
Fairlight.AU Pty Ltd is one of the world’s leading developers and manufacturers of digital audio equipment, supplying a comprehensive range of products to the global live and post production markets that offer unsurpassed productivity based on Fairlight’s in-house developed innovative and patented control surface and processing technologies. Fairlight Europe is a division of the Berlin-based system house Media Logic GmbH which is responsible for European/pan-European sales and support of Fairlight products.