PMC opens studio in London featuring ci series

Audio company, PMC, has announced the opening of PMC Studio London, its state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos music mixing suite that will be sued to demo products in an immersive audio format.

Situated in a former piano factory in Islington, London, the new demonstration studio is the fourth facility the company has opened, joining suites in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville. It reflects the company’s long-standing relationship with Dolby and a joint determination to promote Atmos in a mixing context. The studios give PMC customers as well as artists, record labels, and recording professionals the opportunity to experience Dolby Atmos music mixing and discover the full extent of its creative possibilities.

“This is an exciting development for PMC – and for the UK’s professional audio industry,” said Oliver Thomas, PMC’s commercial director. “Dolby Atmos is already the leading immersive audio format for film and television, and it is now gaining ground as a music format, with Dolby Atmos music releases now available through streaming services such as Amazon Music HD and Tidal.

“We are proud to have a close working relationship with Dolby and to have worked together on a large number of Atmos mix room projects so far. PMC has always been at the cutting edge of new technology and our professional monitoring systems are ideally suited to Atmos mix rooms.”

The recently announced slimline, high-performance ci series has been installed in the studio, which features PMC’s proprietary ATL bass loading technology and Laminair airflow control for ultra-low distortion and high-resolution playback. Six ceiling-mounted ci45 speakers are used as the height channels and eight ci65 speakers are used as the surround channels. This demonstrates to domestic users that they can have exactly the same speaker system used during the production process.

The studio system also includes the award-winning MB3 XBD Active monitors for the LCR channels, and four twotwo sub2 monitors providing the LF for effects channels.