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Mi Casa Studios' all-digital mixing facility, specializing in DVD projects, is wired from top to bottom with Gepco digital audio cable. The studio, whose
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ISSUE FOCUS

Jul 1, 2002 12:00 PM

Mi Casa Studios' all-digital mixing facility, specializing in DVD projects, is wired from top to bottom with Gepco digital audio cable. The studio, whose credits include Total Recall, Twin Peaks and Blow, needed high reliability to maintain a strong creative workflow and, to realize that goal, Mi Casa turned to Gepco's 5596GFC wide bandwidth digital audio multipair cables to keep the facility humming.

“We run AES-standard digital audio throughout the facility, including our two rooms, both of our studios and our DVD mixing facilities,” said Mi Casa partner and chief engineer Brant Biles. “We prepare the audio for movies and all the related materials that go along with a particular DVD release,” said partner Robert Margouleff, who is also a Grammy Award — winning engineer and producer. “This can include the audio for deleted scenes or the director's commentaries.”

Mi Casa is housed in the former home of Hollywood film legend Bela Lugosi. Although the building itself is old, the infrastructure is thoroughly modern, running audio through two Z-Systems 64-by- 64-pair digital switchers that feed the two mixing studios. Gepco 5596GFC wire handles the multitude of tentacles that come out from those switchers to connect racks of digital processing equipment.

“Wire may not be the flashy part of a studio, but without reliable wire and connectors, the studio could not function,” said Margouleff. The 5596 series features an extended 12.3 MHz bandwidth, ultra-low attenuation, mechanical stability and a precision 110ž impedance. For more information about Gepco, visit gepco.com.

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