Media content services provider, Liquid Media Hub, has installed PMC speakers in a 7.1 configuration in all three of its audio production suites.
“We chose a combination of PMC twotwo.5 speakers for the rear positions and twotwo.6 speakers for the front positions because we felt that we needed the greater low end that twotwo.6 delivers, along with a much fuller sound thanks to its increased cabinet and woofer size,” said Liquid Media Hub’s managing director Gary Edwards.
The UK-based company offers content management and distribution services, including a complete video servicing package handling ageing formats and archive libraries through to current HD and 4K/UHD standards, with delivery to any global broadcast or VOD platform.
Liquid Media Hub was founded by Gary Edwards in the wake of Technicolor’s decision to close its media services department, where he had spent almost 20 years as technical director. After a nine month building programme to create its facility infrastructure in Leighton Buzzard, Liquid Media Hub was officially launched in October 2016.
“Our audio production suites are, to a degree, generic,” Edwards explained. “Each has a KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) control interface enabling the operator to access any workstation and application from the control surface within the production room. This set-up means that any of the rooms can be used for audio post production, quality control or on- or offline video editing.”
Edwards added that the compact size of PMC’s twotwo speakers help Liquid Media Hub achieve professional-level audio in the smaller scale production rooms used for TV post production, as opposed to theatrical post production.
“Liquid Media Hub has been involved in a number of projects on the music side of the business including creating 5.1 audio for concerts such as James Blunt, Group Love, Tom Odell and Carole King,” remarked Edwards. “We have also been involved in the remastering of the 2006 documentary Glastonbury where we created the 5.1 audio from the original DA88 masters for theatrical release.
“We hope to add another three audio production rooms with full 7.1 audio capabilities in the next 12 to 18 months,” he concluded.