Online mixing and mastering specialists Audio Animals has installed PMC monitors in its new state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos mixing studio.
The company’s owners, cousins and engineers Paul Ashmore and Nick Burchall, were so impressed by the demo on a recent trip to Lonson that they immediately ordered a PMC system comprising 15 Ci Series monitors.
These have now been installed in 9.1.4 configuration that fully meets Dolby’s specification for its Atmos immersive audio format.
“We chose PMC because we were quite simply blown away by the quality of what we heard in the company’s new London demo facility,” Paul Ashmore says. “I was amazed by the sound quality and said to myself if I get this sound in my own studio, that would be incredible.”
Ashmore adds that a second reason for choosing PMC was the size and, in particular, shallow depth of the Ci Series product range.
“I needed to ensure that our new room met all the required Dolby Atmos measurements and specifications,” he explains.
“The Ci Series was perfect for our room because they aren’t as deep as speakers that sit onto stands, so we were able to build more acoustic treatment into our walls.
“They also look amazing and with the wall mounted speakers, plus two Ci 140 subs either side of the centre speaker, you have a 7-speaker wall of sound in front of you that has some serious punch.”
Established in 2012, London-based Audio Animals is renowned for delivering high quality mixing and mastering to artists around the world.
Its clients include artists such as French Montana, Flo Rida and George Ezra, as well as numerous Hollywood films such as Aladdin, X-Men, Frozen 2 and Avengers 4: End Game.
Ashmore says that investing in a Dolby Atmos mix room was an easy decision to make once he realised the creative possibilities for mixing music in this immersive audio format.
He was inspired by Dale Chapman from SX Pro, who took him to PMC Studio London for a demo.