Philophon gains ATMOS facility

Luxembourg-based Philophon Post Production Studios has a major new studio, featuring a Dolby ATMOS audio system, built by acoustic design company Munro Acoustics. The latest addition to the Philophon facilities is located inside ‘Filmland’, Luxembourg’s all new film production complex. Filmland hosts production offices, two 1,000m2 sound stages, and a post-production department that includes Philophon.

“It is great to be involved with the ATMOS program and this is our fifth project since its inception,” said Munro Acoustics’ Andy Munro. “Philophon is the perfect client; fully committed to quality and sound engineering of the highest standard. I have no doubt that cinema will embrace ATMOS as a truly innovative approach to sound-field creation.”

The company was founded in 2007 by production sound mixers Philippe Kohn and Carlo Thoss, and re-recording mixer Michel Schillings. Today its facilities include a total of eight sound editing suites equipped with Dynaudio 5.1 monitors and two Mixing Stages.

Philophon’s Munro-Designed Studio A (pictured) is based around a 32 fader Avid D-control running three Pro tools HDX systems and Avid Media composer for picture playback. Audio is by JBL speaker system and other equipment includes three TC electronic M6000 reverb units and a Cedar DNS 3000 de-noiser.

Philophon’s core business is feature film sound design and mixing but includes all types of sound for picture production, including documentaries, TV series etc. With both Philophon’s founders and associates working as full time production sound mixers, the company is able to follow and coordinate a film soundtrack from the shoot to the final mix.