WarnierPosta Joins Global Family of Post-Production Facilities with Meyer Sound Monitoring
WarnierPosta of Amsterdam is among the latest additions to a growing family of independent audio post-production studios that rely on Meyer Sound’s self-powered monitoring systems. Opened at the end of 2017, WarnierPosta’s new Dolby-certified Atmos® re-recording room is housed in a 1100 square meter facility overlooking Amsterdam harbor. The new facility already has credits on a number of notable film productions, including two selections for the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
''As a re-recording mixer I have worked in a number of other studios in Europe with Meyer Sound monitors,'' says Peter Warnier, who is also the principal partner of WarnierPosta. ''Every time I mixed on the Meyer Sound systems I noticed the open quality and the tightness of the low end. I also experienced less fatigue when working on them for long periods.''
Warnier also sensed a growing trend among other top-ranked independent audio post houses. ''Many other studios around the world are now equipped with the Meyer Sound systems and I was looking to have compatibility with these other leading facilities. Also, I’ve found that most of my colleagues want to work on the Meyers.’‘
The Atmos room’s main front screen channels are Acheron 80 loudspeakers, with four HMS-10 loudspeakers expanding the front sound field. The remaining lateral and overhead surrounds are HMS-5 loudspeakers. LFE is delivered by three X-800C subwoofers with two additional X-400C subwoofers for surround bass management. The Meyer Sound systems were supplied by Audio Electronics Mattijsen (AEM) of Duivendrecht.
‘‘There is really no discussion anymore,’‘ summarizes Warnier. ‘‘Everybody wants to mix in here now on the Meyer Sound monitors – though there are other good reasons for mixing here as well!’‘
Other attractions in WarnierPosta’s Atmos mixing room include 4K Barco digital projection, Barco 4K DCP server, Avid Pro Tools HDX recorder/player systems, Avid S6 control desk, and high-end effects units from TC Electronic and Lexicon.
Established in 1983, WarnierPosta is the Netherlands’ leading audio post facility for feature films and high-end television/VOD production. Services include sound design, ADR, Foley and re-recording for the final audio mix. WarnierPosta also operates a sister facility, Cinenumerique, in Antwerp, Belgium.
Other leading independent post-production facilities that have recently installed Meyer Sound monitoring systems include Mainstream Studios (Copenhagen), Laser Films (Rome), Wounded Buffalo Sound Studios (Bristol, UK), TOEI Post-production (Kyoto), and Ymagis Group and BASIS Berlin Filmproduktion, both in Berlin. More than 60 facilities worldwide now offer their clients Meyer Sound monitoring system.