Black Mirror Reflects On the Future With Avid

New, State-of-the-Art, Italian Recording Studio Installs Two Avid Systems

Black Mirror Studios have installed a Avid System 5 and a System 5-MC in the control rooms of their new state-of-the-art facility. Newly opened in 2009, Black Mirror is a large, international recording studio located just outside Udine, Italy in the middle of the Alpe-Adria region making it easily accessible from Austria, Slovenia and Northern Italy.

Studio owner and manager, Filippo Travani, intends Black Mirror to become the benchmark for musicians, record companies and independent labels across Europe. “Our intention is to meet the most ambitious recording requirements from pop-rock music to metal, from jazz to classical and chamber music. The studio offers services for mastering, recording and mixing, advertising jingles, background music, arrangements, voiceover and musical production,” explained Travani. “Our dream of a state-of-the-art studio wouldn’t be complete without an Avid. That’s why the American manufacturer, famous for over twenty years throughout the world for its large-format consoles for the music production, post-production and broadcasting, was chosen for the mixing consoles.”

Black Mirror’s Control Room A houses a System 5 console with 56 faders, analogue “vintage” equipment and PMC–BB5-XBD loudspeakers with Bryston amplification. System 5 is Avid's flagship digital audio mixing system designed for all music recording and mixing applications. With high quality EQ and compression on every channel, surround capability, hundreds of DSP channels, and high resolution metering using on-screen displays, - no other system comes close to the sonic excellence and control capability of System 5.

Alternatively Control Room B contains a 24-fader System 5-MC that controls Digidesign Pro Tools. The System 5-MC is a DAW Controller based on the System 5 control surface design and the innovative MC Pro; the System 5-MC tightly integrates with DAWs such as Pro Tools, Nuendo, Logic Pro, Digital Performer and Pyramix using the EuCon Ethernet control protocol.