‘Elysium’ score recorded at Abbey Road Studios

Avid’s Pro Tools|HDX system was used to produce the score for the hit film Elysium, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios and mixed at Clearstory Sound.

The audio teams behind large-scale productions like Elysium have to rely on advanced editing tools that can keep up with the demands of complex mixes, which incorporate a multitude of tracks. Recording and mixing engineer John Rodd chose the Pro Tools|HDX digital audio workstation (DAW) for its "raw horsepower and speed, combined with the uninterrupted creative workflow it provides," Avid says.

The film was co-produced and directed by District 9 director Neill Blomkamp, while Ryan Amon composed the score.

“When collaborating on large, complex mixing projects such as the score for Elysium, Pro Tools|HDX is my obvious choice,” Rodd commented. “The system lets me quickly and efficiently share, edit and mix audio, while streamlining workflows. I can use a single rig to do incredibly elaborate score mixes, and simultaneously print many stem mixes in a single pass.”

“John Rodd’s success with Elysium is yet another example of why it is so critical for industry professionals to rely on the industry’s most proven, trusted solutions that integrate into the most complex workflow environments,” added W. Sean Ford, Avid’s vice president of marketing and chief marketing officer. “Elysium is an audibly stunning film and includes an impressive array of technical elements, making Pro Tools|HDX the ideal tool to help bring Amon’s music composition and Blomkamp’s vision to life.”

Picture taken from official Elysium website.

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