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Cardiff-based Gorilla expands audio dubbing capacity with further investments in Pro Tools
UK – Already home to the first Avid S6 consoles in Wales, Cardiff-based post-production house Gorilla has expanded its audio dubbing capacity with the purchase of two further Pro Tools systems and an S3 console from Scrub, the post-focused division of HHB.
The S3 and one Pro Tools system are located in a new dubbing suite designed to complement the two existing S6 dubbing theatres, also equipped by Scrub. The second Pro Tools system spearheads a move by Gorilla to meet a demand for Foley work due to an increase in International distribution deliverables.
Gorilla currently has 70 Avid suites making it the largest post-production facility in Wales. As an all-Avid house, Pro Tools was the obvious choice for audio. “We can move sessions quickly and easily between rooms, which is a huge benefit to productivity and accommodates a collaborative workflow,” explains Gorilla technology director Rhodri James. “Of course Pro Tools is also what our dubbing mixers want and expect to use, and Avid have made a major step forward with the launch of the S6 and S3, producing consoles with a world-class look and feel.”
Rhodri is equally complimentary when describing his experiences with Scrub. “Scrub is staffed by experts who know all about what they sell. They always give us solid advice, putting our needs first, and their support is top notch – our operators can call at any time if they encounter a technical or licensing problem, or even if they just need a bit of ‘how to’ assistance. We really value Scrub’s focus on post, but being part of HHB is equally as important. Their vast product catalogue truly makes the Scrub/HHB combination a one-stop-shop for all our audio technology needs.”
Perhaps it’s no surprise that business is booming for Gorilla, as the move to devolve more post-production work to the Nations gathers momentum. “We’ve created a Welsh post-production powerhouse here in Cardiff Bay, with a huge variety of work from sport, drama and factual programming through to high-profile entertainment shows like Channel 4’s Posh Pawn and One Born Every Minute,” comments Rhodri in conclusion. “This latest investment is just part of a continued commitment to position Gorilla as a top-tier facility, equipped to compete with the best in the world.”
6th March 2017
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