Both audio suites will be networked with Fairlight MediaLink, enabling Independent’s engineers to move projects from room to room. The rooms will have access to the new AudioBase3 digital audio library, and the Constellation-XTs will have full control over the integrated Fairlight Pyxis systems, providing access to nonlinear picture.
“The bulk of our work is commercial broadcast and radio, so speed and efficiency are paramount to handling our busy workload,” says Randy Bobo, owner and co-founder of Independent Studios. “We used to have three dedicated audio suites, but we found we could do more on two Fairlight rooms than with three rooms on other systems. When we decided to upgrade for full HD surround sound capabilities the decision to move up to the Constellation-XT was simple.”
Independent Studios opened its doors in 1991 and consists of four video suites and two dedicated audio suites. The company’s clients include agencies from Chicago to New York, as well as several local advertisers, agencies and producers. The studio also offering indie film services, having provided audio post on Ali Helim’s Sweet Land, winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative at the 2005 Hamptons International Film Festival.
Pictured are (L-R) Independent’s Randy Bobo, Steve Kultgen, Sheila Wordell and Peter Batchelder.