London-based audio solutions provider Orbital Sound has opened a new programming suite, part of the company’s expanding Studio Complex. The new facility provides a relaxed programming environment for sound designers, producers and engineers. “We originally created our Studio Complex with the aim of providing a fully equipped working environment for creating sound effects, click track and voiceovers, and it has been hugely popular since it opened,” explained Orbital MD Chris Headlam. “The new programming suite is a natural extension of this, designed as a welcoming and comfortable space, with the added bonus that it is furnished with some of our latest mixing consoles to give users a chance to try them out at their leisure. It’s all about providing an enhanced service that supports the creative process – something that we all appreciate in this demanding business!” Orbital’s Studio Complex includes a large sound-proofed vocal area, the new programming suite, plus access to lounge and kitchen areas. The studio itself features a comprehensive Pro Tools system with a Digidesign Control 24 surface feeding a Genelec-based surround monitoring system. A large selection of outboard equipment is also available, culled from Orbital’s warehouse-based rental stock, with standard fixtures including Avalon channel strips, Lexicon reverbs, Neumann microphones, and TL Audio valve preamps. Other multi-track options on hand include CSC, Nuendo and Qlab software solutions, as well as a Revox B77 reel-to-reel tape machine. The Studio Complex is fully supported by Orbital’s in-house technical support and sound design team, and users have full access to Orbital’s vast online sound effects library. www.orbitalsound.co.uk
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