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The PMC-equipped Atmos studio at LP:ME in Dubai.

Dubai’s New LP:ME Recording Complex Deploys PMC In Every Studio

Complex occupying the entire 30th floor of the Jumeirah Lake Towers includes two Atmos rooms, the largest one with an 11.1.6 configuration consisting of BB6 XBD-A, ci40 and ci65 monitors joined by BST subwoofers.

LP:ME, a new recording complex occupying the entire 30th floor of Dubai’s Jumeirah Lake Towers, has equipped all of its studios — including two Dolby-certified Atmos rooms and another for stereo produciton — with a selection of PMC monitors.

The studio has been operating for 25 years, starting with tape and a single room, and transitioned to its new home over the last two years. In addition to the three larger studios, there are also six DAW-based producer rooms with scaled-back equipment setups and an in-house video production studio that provides bidirectional AV communication between all rooms so that production sessions can be live streamed.

LP:ME CEO Daniel Romanovskyi, in conjunction with Eddy Jazra, head of the facility’s audio department, and Kevin Boujikian, project director and PMC partner for UAE, were involved with the design and equipping of the entire complex. “The goal was to meet world class standards by integrating the very best equipment,” Boujikian says. “Daniel wanted to create one of the most exclusive and best studios in the MENA region, and I was very excited to be part of it.”

The stereo room is equipped with a 48-channel SSL Duality Fuse console paired with a quartet of PMC’s flagship QB1-XBDA monitors and tw BST subwoofers. This set up is only found in a handful of other facilities around the globe, including Netflix and Interscope studios. “It’s more than just a stereo room, it’s an experience,” Jazra says. “The sonic image is so clear that you could spend hours in that room without fatigue. We have also added a pair of PMC 6 active studio monitors for contrast and for nearfield work.”

The two Atmos suites are designed to serve the burgeoning immersive audio market. The largest room has an 11.1.6 configuration consisting of three BB6 XBD-A monitors for LCR, eight ci40s for rear and sides, six ci65s for the ceiling hung overheads and a pair of BST subwoofers for low end production. The second room has a 9.1.4 configuration with three MB3 XBD-As, 10 ci65s and four PMC8-2 subwoofers. The six producer rooms also have PMC monitoring – PMC6 in most of them and IB1S-AIII in the largest.
played a key part in commissioning the PMC monitoring systems, particularly in the two Atmos rooms.

“The attention to detail and absolute desire to do it properly allowed us to create the right combination of proper room design, acoustics and PMC monitoring systems to maximise the performance of the control rooms,” says Maurice Patist, PMC head of sales, Pro Global Studio Products. “The result is two incredible performing Dolby Atmos mix studios and an equally exceptional stereo control room, all of which deliver all the performance and gear an engineer could wish for.”

Romanovskyi adds: “I am proud that we have managed to defy all the odds and build what is arguably one of the best sounding studios in the world.”


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