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Dynamix Productions is an Apple/MacOS facility
Control Room A

PreSonus StudioLive 64S console
Icon QCon ProG2 controller station
Steinberg CC121 Advanced Integration Controller for Nuendo

Apple Mac Pro computer

Steinberg Nuendo
iZotope RX, Ozone, and many other plugins
Adobe Audition and Creative Suite software

Event 20/20 bas bi-amplified monitors
Avantone MixCube monitors
JBL 4312 monitors
5.1 Surround system

Antelope Isochrone DA master clock
Demeter
VTMP-2b microphone preamp
Urei
LA-4 tube compressor/limiter x 2
Demeter VTCL-2 tube compressor
Lexicon MPX1 reverb
Yamaha Pro R3 reverb
Microphones

Neumann U-87 x 2 (matched pair, 1 serial number apart)
Neumann KM184 x 3

Audio-Technica
4050 (multi-pattern)
Audio-Technica 4047
Audio-Technica 4033

Sennheiser
MKH-416 (shotgun)

Audio-Technica
4053a (super-cardioid)
Audio-Technica 4073a (short shotgun)
Audio-Technica Pro 25

Sanken
COS-11D lavalier (with Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 wireless system)

Tram
TR50 lavalier

Marshall
MXL 2001 x 2

Heil
PR40

Shure
VP-88 (M-S)
Shure SM7 x 2
Shure SM57 x 2
Shure SM58
Shure Green Bullet (for harmonica)

Rode location blimp kit with carbon-fiber boom pole
Atlas Boom Mic Stands
K&M Stage Mic Stands
Remote Recording Kit

Yamaha MG164 16-channel/6-bus mixer
Mackie 1202 12-channel mixer
Mackie 32.8 32-channel, 8-bus mixer
Alesis HD24-XR (24-channel hard disk recorder)
Zoom H6 recorder with M/S mic and additional XLR input module
Edirol R-4 Pro (with SMPTE sync/jam/master)
Multiple microphones selected for each project.
Control Room B

Yamaha n12 Nuendo-integrated mixer
Yamaha 01v digital mixer

Apple iMac

Steinberg Cubase Pro

Alesis Monitor One Mk 2 monitors
JBL 4312 monitors
 
Analog to Digital Conversion and Restoration

We can transfer the following formats:

  • 1/4" reel-to-reel (1 7/8 ips to 15 ips, full, half, 1/4 track, and 2-sided) + DBX and Dolby-A noise reduction decoding
  • 33 1/3 / 45 / 78 RPM records
  • Cassette tapes (standard 1 7/8 ips and high 3 3/4 ips speeds)
  • Micro-cassette
  • DAT
  • MiniDisc (no HI-MD capability)
  • 8-Track cartridge
  • ADAT tapes (up to 24-tracks VHS format), and HD24XR direct to disk transfer

Otari MX-5050 BII reel-to-reel
Tascam 32 reel-to-reel
Marantz PMD-500 cassette
Tascam 122 cassette
Audio-Technica turntable (33/45/78)
Panasonic professional micro-cassette
Mercury stereo 8-track
Sony minidisc
Recorders

Alesis HD24-XR (24-channel hard disk recorder)
Zoom H6 recorder with M/S mic and additional XLR input module
Edirol R-4 Pro (with SMPTE sync/jam/master)
Sony PCM-R500 DAT
Sony RZ-90 MD
Tascam DA-30 MKII DAT, T-3000 cassette dubber
Tascam 122 Cassette deck
Marantz PMD 500 cassette
Digital Connections

Telos X-Stream ISDN (all major codecs + POTS)
Telos One, digital phone hybrid (Telco)
TieLine Bridge-It IP audio codec
Zoom/Skype connectability
Location Recording Kit

Sennheiser MKH-416 (shotgun)
Audio Technica matched AT-4053a (super-cardioid), AT-4073a (short shotgun), and AT-4071a (long shotgun)
RODE location blimp kit with carbon-fiber boom pole
Sanken COS-11D lavalier (with Sennheiser ew 112-p G3 wireless system)
Tram TR50 lavalier
Zoom H6 recorder
Edirol R-4 Pro (w/SMPTE)
Shure FP33 field mixer (with camera connect cable)
 

Technical Info

ISDN Information

Telos Zephyr Xstream has all the latest codecs. For voice-overs, we prefer: Layer II, Mono-128, 48KHz.

ISDN line#1: 859-425-6956
ISDN line#2: 859-425-6957

*Note: these are not voice numbers. Please contact us at 859-335-1011.
Sending Video To Us

We edit sound-for-video within our computer program, we do not edit video. Therefore, we prefer a video file already formatted to our standards. In some cases, we can convert your video from most recent formats to what we need, however there will be additional charges. We use Nuendo Media Production software. See below for detailed video specs.

For best practices, please "burn in" the timecode at the top or bottom of the video window. Please include an audio track (a rough mix down is sufficient) on the video for sync reference. If possible, include a 2-beep and flash 2-seconds before picture start, and a 2-beep and flash 2-seconds after after picture end.

Recommended codecs and encoding settings

Recommended codecs

  • Apple ProRes
  • Avid DNxHD®
  • H.264

Recommended encoding settings

Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD® encode every frame separately which is important for frame accurate editing.

H.264 uses similarities between different frames to reduce the file size. However, it can also be configured to encode every frame separately which is recommended for better performance and accurate editing. Make sure to use a key frame interval of 1 frame (so that each frame is encoded separately).
Recommended encoding settings for H.264
H.264 encoder presets, as offered in current versions of Apple Final Cut, Apple Compressor, Avid Media Composer or Grass Valley EDIUS Pro, usually result in video files suitable for Nuendo, Cubase, WaveLab and Dorico. However, since the number of video tools that allow for H.264 export is high, and the H.264 specification includes various encoding parameters, you should take care of the following settings when creating H.264 video files:

The number of B-frames should not be higher than 3. Anything above will lead to an unreasonably high amount of memory allocation.
The number of reference frames should not be higher than 2.
To keep the playback performance up, it is very important to disable weighted P-Frames, weighted B-Frames and pyramidal B-Frames.
Furthermore, if you want your video to smoothly follow when winding or using a jogwheel, make sure to use a key frame interval (IDR) of 1 frame (thus every frame is encoded separately).
TieLine Information

Tieline Bridge-IT available. Please contact us for IP address.
Sending Audio To Us

In order of preference

1. Uncompressed file-AIFF, BWF, or WAV file. (native sample rate, or 48 KHz,44.1 KHz, 96KHz, or 88.2 KHz), (24-bit or 16-bit)

2. AAF, OMF, AES31, MXF, or OpenTL

3. Audio CD (Red Book standard)

4. Compressed file (low loss or lossless)-Apple lossless, Mpeg 2, Dolby AAC (Apple iTunes format), or Windows Media WMV. (48 KHz or 44.1 KHz), 24-bit or 16-bit)

4. Compressed file (lossy)-MP3, MP3-Pro, Windows Media WMV. (48 KHz or 44.1 KHz), (320kps STEREO or 160kps MONO)

5. Other files we can import include: Quicktime, SDII, Dolby Digital, BWF64, and Ogg Vorbis.

6. DAT tape (48 KHz or 44.1 KHz), open reel 1/4” quarter-, half-, or full-track. 15ips or 7.5ips, NAB, 320 nWb/M

Please check with us, because formats and capabilities are continually changing as technology and software progress.
 

Studio Gallery

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