Upgrading our Audio Control Room

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We recently updated our audio control room to better service the demand of our clients requiring custom music scoring, sound-for-picture, foley recording, and general audio mixing services.

From the outward appearance, our audio control room looks the same. It's what you can't see that has been greatly updated!

Our audio control room at a glance:

  • Pro Tools HD|3 Version 10 (Updated)
  • ProControl mixing console with 40 physical channels and 5.1 surround sound Edit Pack control section (Same as before)
  • MacPro with 32GB RAM, 16TB sound library (Updated)
  • Dozens of software synth packs and effects plugin packs (Updated)

Sound Libraries/Synths (new additions to existing library)
East West Hollywood Strings Diamond collection
East West Hollywood Brass Gold collection
East West Deep Impact – Cinematic Atmospheres & SFX
East West Dark Skies: Cinematic Ambiences
East West Perception Cinemascapes
East West Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus CCC License
East West Pianos Gold
East West Symphonic Choirs Bundle
East West Goliath
East West Stromdrum 2 Bundle
East West Voices of Passion
East West Ra
Propellerhead Reason 6
MOTU MachFive 3
Native Instruments Komplete 8
Native Instruments Heavyocity Damage Percussion Instrument
Native Instruments Heavyocity Evolve Mutations Bundle
Native Instruments Heavyocity Evolve 1.5
Novation V-Station Synthesizer
Ilio Spectrasonics Symphony of Voices

Plugin Library (new additions to existing library)
Waves SSL 4000 Collection
Waves L3-16 Multimiximizer Bundle
Waves Vocal Bundle
Waves Dorrough Meters (we love our real ones too!)
Waves GTR3 with hardware input model
Focusrite Forte Suite Channel Strip
Antares Auto-Tune 7
Antares Mic Mod EFX
Nomad Factory Analog Mastering Tools.



Our audio control room is based on Avid/Digidesign Pro Tools HD|3 version 10, controlled by a spacious ProControl control surface desk with 40 dedicated channel strips and an Edit Pack section for added control and surround sound support. Our ever-growing list of software synths and effects plugins really help each project sound creative, unique, and fresh. The room is also equipped for sound-for-picture with LCD monitoring as well as projector monitoring with an electronically operated screen that comes down for each use. The audio control room can fit at least seven people comfortably.

Looking to the rear of the audio control room at OneRiver Media.

Our sound booth is big enough for at least three people and plenty of I/O for discreet micing and monitoring. We normally pick from our Neumann microphones, but have several others to choose from as well (AKG, Sennheiser, EV, Sony, CAD, Shure, Crown). All of the audio hardware (computers, hard drive arrays, expansion units, fans, etc.) is isolated in our machine room to keep the audio control room quiet and noise free. A few minor updates have been installed in the sound booth as well, including better timecode monitoring integration.

The sound booth at OneRiver Media.

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Marco Solorio is an award-winning feature filmmaker, published author, and international speaker as a 30-year veteran in the industry with many industry awards to his name. As owner of OneRiver Media, he has produced, directed, and lensed content spanning from commercial to feature film works. As a credited thought-leader in the industry, Marco has consulted for the likes of Pixar, Apple, and Google to name a few. Along with published books to his credit, Marco has also been featured in... Read Marco's full bio here.

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