The presence of Meyer Sound in French film post-production continues to grow with Film Factory, which has added an Acheron®-based loudspeaker system for its newest mixing stage in the Paris suburb of Clichy. This is the second Meyer Sound system for Film Factory, one of France’s leading providers of film post-production services, and the 16th French post-production room to have adopted Meyer Sound as the new monitoring standard.
“Compared to the ‘established standard’ loudspeakers, Meyer Sound cinema monitors are much more stable,” says Antoine Faure, audio director at Film Factory. “Their frequency and phase responses are more linear because the crossovers, phase alignment, and amplifiers are all inside the loudspeaker. The difference is remarkable.”
The newest 7.1 mixing stage at Film Factory offers monitoring from three Acheron® Studio screen channel loudspeakers, 10 HMS-10 surround loudspeakers, and three X-800 high-power cinema subwoofers. The system is wired for easy upgrade to the Dolby Atmos immersive surround format. System design was handled by Paul Henri-Wagner of Paris-based 44.1, which served as integrator for both the Meyer Sound system and a Euphonix System 5 mixing console.
“The linear response at very high levels is outstanding,” reports Faure. “The precise time response is clearly audible in the smallest details, particularly with Foley and music. Some re-recording mixers have told me that they have discovered new details when mixing with the systems.”
With the addition of the new Film Factory room, a total of 16 rooms at nine prestigious French post-production facilities now offer Meyer Sound cinema systems. Installations in Paris include Dubbing Brothers, INK Production, Piste Rouge, and Film Factory’s first Meyer Sound-equipped mixing stage. Other French installations include Digimage in Joinville and Montrouge; Technicolor in Boulogne; and École Louis-Lumière and Digital Factory in St. Denis.