PMC is marking its 30th anniversary by opening PMC Studio London, a state of the art Dolby Atmos music mixing suite that will be used to demonstrate the company’s loudspeaker products, including the new ci series, which are particularly suited to this ground-breaking immersive audio format,
Based in a former piano factory in Islington, PMC London reflects the company’s long-standing relationship with Dolby and its determination to further the development of Atmos in a music mixing context. This new facility, which joins other PMC audio suites in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville, will give artists, record labels and recording professionals the opportunity to experience Dolby Atmos music mixing and discover the full extent of its creative possibilities.
PMC’s commitment to the Dolby Atmos format dates back to 2017 when it designed one of the very first Atmos Music monitoring systems for Universal Music Group’s Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Thanks to the almost limitless headroom, power capabilities, pin-point accuracy and sonic fidelity of this system, PMC went well beyond Dolby’s minimum requirements and created a reference for Dolby Atmos music mixing. Similar systems have now been installed in many other top studios around the world.
PMC London’s monitoring system features six slimline ceiling-mounted ci45 monitors and eight slimline ci65 monitors for height and surround channels. The system also includes the company’s MB3 XBD Active monitors for the LCR channels, and four twotwo sub2 monitors for effects channels.
As well as offering high quality monitoring products for Atmos Music facilities, PMC’s professional customers can also draw on the expertise of its US President, Maurice Patist, who has long been an advocate for Dolby Atmos Music. A 20-year veteran of PMC, Patist is also a talented producer and engineer with a particular passion for jazz music. Shortly after helping to build the first Dolby Atmos room at Capitol Studios, Patist became part of the team that remixed Miles Davis’ albums Kind of Blue (1959) and Sketches of Spain (1960) in Dolby Atmos, premiered at the High End Show, Munich in 2019. Since then, he has been involved in many other Dolby Atmos projects, including mixing tracks for artists such as Marcus Miller.