PMC has opened PMC Studio London, a state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos music mixing suite that will be used to demonstrate the company’s loudspeaker products, including the new ci series, which are particularly suited to this audio format revolutionary immersive.
The opening of PMC Studio coincides with the company’s 30th anniversary and reflects the company’s longstanding relationship with Dolby and the development of immersive audio within the music mixing ecosystem.
Based in a former piano factory in Islington, PMC London joins other PMC audio suites in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, and will offer artists, record labels, recording professionals and custom installers the opportunity to experience the creative potential of Dolby Atmos music mixing. .
In 2017, PMC designed one of the very first Atmos Music monitoring systems for Universal Music Group’s Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. The facility quickly became a benchmark for mixing Dolby Atmos music. Similar systems have now been installed in many other recording studios around the world, including Dean Street Studios in London, Dolby’s Midtown Studios in New York, Universal Music Group’s Berry Hill Studios and msm band Studio in Munich.
“This is an exciting development for PMC and for the UK professional audio industry,” said Oliver Thomas, Commercial Director of PMC. “Dolby Atmos is already the leading immersive audio format for film and television and it is now gaining traction as a music format, with Dolby Atmos music outputs now available through streaming services such as Amazon Music HD and Tidal. We are proud to have a close working relationship with Dolby and have worked together on a large number of Atmos mixing room projects to date. PMC has always been at the forefront of new technologies and our professional monitoring systems are perfectly suited to Atmos mixing rooms.
These Atmos speakers include PMC’s recently launched slim, high-performance CI series, which features the company’s proprietary ATL bass-loading technology and Laminair airflow control for ultra-low distortion and high playback. resolution.
All monitors in this range are designed with a shallow depth for wall mounting and all models except the ci140 and ci140sub can also be used in a wall. This low-profile design makes them ideal for applications such as studios and home theaters, and allows custom installers to provide their customers with the exact same speaker system used during the production process.
PMC London’s monitoring system consists of six slim ci45 ceiling mounted monitors and eight slim ci65 monitors for height and surround channels. The system is preceded by MB3 XBD active monitors for the LCR channels, with four sub2 sub2 monitors for the effects channels.
PMC’s business customers can also rely on the expertise of its US president, Maurice Patist, who has long been an advocate for Dolby Atmos Music. A 20-year veteran of PMC, Patist is also an acclaimed producer and engineer with a particular passion for jazz music. Shortly after helping build the first Dolby Atmos room at Capitol Studios, Patist became part of the team that remixed Miles Davis’ albums Kind of Blue (1959) and Sketches of Spain (1960) to Dolby Atmos. Since then he has been involved in many other Dolby Atmos projects, including mixing tracks for artists such as Marcus Miller.
“Immersive audio is the future of music, not least because it brings an entirely new and innovative dimension to the mixing process,” says Patist. “The technology for creating and delivering immersive audio has evolved and equipment manufacturers and labels are also pushing a lot harder to make this format succeed. It’s no longer just a matter of consumers needing a home high-end cinema to enjoy experience, with products like the Amazon Echo Studio offering via speakers and headphone playback for people who like to stream tracks on the go, there’s no doubt that immersive audio for music will redefine how we make music and how we enjoy it as consumers.