IHSE KVM system gives Abbey Road studios new flexibility
Abbey Road Studios in central London – known for producing the recordings of famous bands including the Beatles and Pink Floyd – have just completed construction of two new recording studios and a mixing stage for post-production of movies. The construction marks the biggest expansion since it opened in 1931. The new studio rooms allow filmmakers to mix all the sound elements of their film, including music, voice acting and special effects. The integration was planned and carried out by HHB, with support from IHSE’s UK distributor, Scene Double. The new facilities feature state-of-the-art audio and studio technology, including a Dolby Atmos sound system and a Neve DFC 3D and Avid S6 hybrid console.
A compact Draco tera KVM matrix switch is now an essential part of the system; help make the mixing stage really flexible; streamline studio operation and allow operators to share and take control of a wide range of equipment. It offers quick and easy control of any device, without incurring any noticeable switching lag.
“We asked many film post-production professionals to tell us about their ideal post-production setup,” said Simon Campbell, Technical Services Manager at Abbey Road Studios. “Some preferred the DFC, others preferred the S6, so the idea of a hybrid console took hold. The IHSE KVM switch sits in the system making it a simple process to use either other device and control connected digital media devices.
Manuel Greisinger, Sales Manager at IHSE, said: “The Draco tera KVM system gives operators instant access to all studio equipment. They can access and control any Pro Tools or other device in the facility, quickly and easily, without experiencing noticeable switching delays or having to arrange system reconfiguration; leading to highly efficient and user-friendly workflows.