Dolby Certified Mixing Theatre
With unmatched acoustics and Dolby’s stamp of approval, the Adelaide Studios Mixing Theatre has earned a reputation for excellence from producers, directors and sound mixers alike, both locally and internationally. Recent productions mixed in the facilities include BAFTA nominated feature film Good Luck to You, Leo Grande and AACTA nominated The Furnace and I Am Woman, as well as Australian box office smash Top End Wedding.
“The Adelaide Studios mixing theatre sound is one of my favourites in the world.”— Rosemary Blight, producer, I Am Woman, Top End Wedding
The Dolby certified sound mixing facilities have been built to the highest industry standards and specifications. Room acoustics, monitoring standards, equipment selection, installation standards, synchronisation accuracy and mixing competence have all been measured and evaluated by a Dolby expert as part of the certification process. The Avid S6 console and Pro Tools HDX2 workstations with a multitude of plugins, and superior monitoring and projection, make it a unique creative environment for all forms of screen production.
The Mixing Theatre takes advantage of Adelaide Studios’ high speed 200 Mbps internet connectivity and site-wide Wi-Fi on a 1GB network, with “plug in and play” convenience, allowing flexibility and interconnectivity to the rest of the facilities including the Screening Theatre.
The Mixing Theatre also comes with a private lounge for producers.
- Avid S6 console M40 (24 faders, including post module)
- Pro Tools Stem Recording and Video Playback (Avid MTRX)
- 2 x Pro Tools HDX2 playback
- QSC Amplifiers and Krix 3-way Speakers
- NEC 2k Projection
- Lexicon 960L and TC Electronic 6000 Reverbs
- Adjoining private lounge with kitchenette
In 2019 the Mixing Theatre was officially named after South Australia’s “godfather” of sound Michael Rowan, who constructed, operated and maintained the SAFC’s sound mixing theatres from the agency’s earliest days through to this theatre’s Dolby Accreditation in 2012, and contributed to establishing South Australia as a global leader and a technical frontrunner in the competitive sound post-production business over his 40-year career.
Main image: Adelaide Studios Dolby Certified Mixing Theatre, photo by Kelly Barnes