It’s a private in-house facility which produces film, video, internet, broadcast and other media to help spread the message of the Mormon Church worldwide. Now the studio, based in Provo, Utah, has taken delivery of two AMS Neve 88D consoles. One has been installed in its studio A (tracking room) and the other in studio B (dubbing stage). Mike Chadbourne is their senior sound designer. He explained the choice of AMS Neve:
“Of course the main reason is the sound, which we’re very pleased with, and the versatility of the EQ section. We are really impressed with the compressors and limiters and the consoles shipped to us have the latest Atmos and Auro capabilities. But it’s more than that. AMS Neve are the pioneers of digital audio consoles. Their products have longevity and are constantly supported. We’ve seen more software updates in the month we’ve had these consoles than we had in the seven years with our previous supplier.”
The two 88Ds have replaced two SSL consoles. Huw Gwilym, product development manager at AMS Neve, said he was delighted they had upgraded their studios to AMS Neve from a competitive product. He said:
“About 5 years ago they installed our legendary 1081R mic pres. They loved them and wanted a console which delivered the same sound quality. They also wanted to work at higher resolutions, 96kHz rather than the previous 48kHz norm, and were impressed with our ability to deliver updates remotely”.
The range of what the MPS produces is immense. They have video theatres and kiosks around the world, regularly post films on their website and YouTube and supply programmes to PBS, the most trusted television broadcaster in the United States.
Mike Chadbourne added:
“We have had the 365-piece Mormon Tabernacle Choir recording at MPS for the music scores of our films and we even recorded the music for the closing ceremony at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Because we do all types of projects, music and post production, we felt the 88D would better fill our needs than a dedicated post console like the DFC. We have been very pleased with the willingness of AMS Neve to meet our specifications. They were the obvious choice and we look forward to years of continuing support and friendship”.
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