HHB Scrub recently supplied upgrades to the latest Pro Tools HD systems for all seven of The Soundhouse’s recording studios and edit suites. A Soundminer HD Plus asset management system was also installed.
The Soundhouse specialises in radio drama and regularly works on large cast recordings for the likes of the BBC. Senior Recording Engineer and MD Phil Horne has been working with Pro Tools since version 3 and notes a major increase in speed and performance with the latest systems:
We were one of the first studios in the UK to use Pro Tools and have grown with the system. The latest version is extremely fast and offline bounce is a great new feature. Scrub has been extremely helpful and quick in coming up with a system that met our budget and their technical support team is extremely knowledgeable. They were very creative in suggesting upgrade options and installed the system very quickly.
The speed and functionality of the Soundminer HD Plus system has also improved the efficiency of The Soundhouse’s workflow. A versatile asset management system, Soundminer HD Plus provides an integrated metadata management tool, advanced sound design functions, a DSP processing host and much more. Phil comments:
“Soundminer is fantastically quick and the search functionality is amazing. It allows us to highlight and use only the parts we need from a long sound clip, a lengthy process with our old system that is now effortlessly executed by Soundminer.
I remember Soundhouse with great affection, when running One Stop Digital (OSD) Ltd, my colleague David Fleming-Williams recorded many a radio drama for independent production companies producing content Radio 3. It was one of a very facilities we would use as it has a 'proper' radio drama studio.