Molinare reveals new audio post facilities

Film and broadcast post-production house Molinare has unveiled its newly refurbished Dubbing Theatres. The suite upgrades include an Avid S5 Fusion control surface with DSP, Pro Tools HDX and version 10 software.

Scrub, a division of HHB Communications, provided Molinare’s film and broadcast post-production facilities with a fully featured 32-Fader Avid S5 Fusion control surface and Pro Tools upgrades for its Dolby-approved flagship Dubbing Theatre A. Molinare’s General Manager – Technology, Richard Wilding, worked closely with Scrub’s sales and technical staff to implement the new Pro Tools infrastructure and new JBL Screen Array surround sound system.

Munro Acoustics were engaged to entirely redesign the existing Theatre, with the addition of 7.1 sound monitoring and a larger five-metre projection screen, revitalising the room to give a spacious modern feel. Molinare’s engineering team were aided by system design and integration specialist Absolute Cad, ensuring that the technical installation and wiring was carried out to the highest standards with the least possible downtime.

Julie Parmenter, MD, Molinare commented: “Our new audio suites represent a significant investment in our facilities and will complement our multi award winning sound team to give the film and broadcasting industry the very best post-technology in Soho. As our government improves tax breaks for film and TV makers looking to shoot in the UK, we are thrilled that our significant investments will provide top of the range facilities that cater for these types of projects.”

The technology in Molinare’s Dubbing Theatre B has also been renewed with a Pro Tools HDX upgrade and a matching JBL Screen Array surround system.

The S5 Fusion offers a powerful, dedicated digital signal processing (DSP) engine and EUCON Hybrid control to record and mix EUCON-enabled digital audio workstation (DAW) – such as Pro Tools – projects. The console accelerates the overall mixing process, giving users complete control and flexibility and providing instant visual feedback on metering, track info, routing and more through high-resolution screens. Users can save the position of sources on the surface at any given time and recall them at a later time; they can also control any number of faders from a single strip through Control Groups.

The upgrade to Avid S5 Fusion means Molinare is now fully compatible with the full Avid System 5 Family of movie consoles, enabling it to work on collaborations with film studios through this new streamlined audio workflow.

The investment in the dubbing theatres is part of the post-production facility’s renewal after a consortium headed by former Chief-Executive Steve Milne and new MD Julie Parmenter bought Molinare last year.