It's Boom Time for Avid at Sonicville

Brussels Post Facility Installs Country’s First S5 Fusion

Avid announced today that Sonicville Sound and Music has installed an S5 Fusion for TV and film post production. Located in an old renovated milk factory in the heart of Brussels, Sonicville provides a full array of audio services ranging from music composition and recording to ADR/Foley and TV and Film audio post production.

The facility installed 32-fader, S5 Fusion with EuCon control of Pyramix and Soundscape DAWs in their premier 5.1 Mixing Theatre.

“We went for the S5 Fusion because it is an industry standard and we know that it will attract not only new customers but also reputed sound engineers who want to work on a Euphonix,” said Patrick Hubart, Chief Engineer at Sonicville.

Sonicville has already completed a number of high profile projects on the S5 Fusion including the feature films SM Rechter by Eric Lamens, My Queen Caro by Dorothée Van Den Berge, the Flemish cinema versions of  Nico and The Way To The Stars by Michael Hegner and Kari Juusonen, and the official Cannes 2009 selected Panique au Village by Stéphane Aubier and Vincent Patar. Additionally the also completed television projects such as Smaak van de keyser/L’empereur Du gout for VRT and RTBF, and are currently working on the television series Ancienne Belgique.

The S5 Fusion is a complete professional mixing package that provides a fusion of Euphonix’ new processing DSP SuperCore engine with EuCon Hybrid, a technology that allows the console surface to control its own DSP channels as well as channels from multiple external DAWs simultaneously. The system is designed to handle HD surround audio post and music applications and is the only system available with both DSP and multiple DAW control. At last month’s NAB show Euphonix unveiled new control surface options for the S5 Fusion that allows up to 56 faders, in 5ft, 7ft or 9ft frames, as well as the ability to add the 403 PEC/DIRECT film monitoring modules, and a 402 sub-master central assign module.

The S5 Fusion has a cost-effective and compact back end, combining the studio computer, DSP Cards with MADI I/O, EuCon Hybrid DAW control, machine control and monitoring all in one 6U rack mount unit. The new SP663 DSP cards increase the channel count to over 100 channels at 48KHz and the system can also be run at 96KHz with 50% less channels.

Frédéric Vard, Belgian distributor Puretec-av, who presided over the sale and installation of the S5 Fusion, explained the significance of Sonicville. “This is the first DSP based console sold in Belgium through a local distributor and this means Avid enters a new era in Belgium. Puretec-av has the credibility to build on this installation for future bigger sales in the broadcast market here in Belgium.”

 We went for the S5 Fusion because it is an industry standard...

Patrick Hubart, Chief Engineer,  Sonicville Sound and Music