Scrub supplies Dante Networking solution to Clearcut Sound Studios

Scrub, a division of HHB Communications Ltd. specialising in serving the post production industry, has supplied a full Dante networking solution to Clearcut Sound Studios’ audio post production facilities.


The recent upgrade to Clearcut Sound Studios includes the installation of a Dante audio networking solution, providing real-time audio routing between four mix rooms and studio computers. Dante, an IP based audio transmission format, is capable of supporting 100s of digital audio channels at resolutions up to 24-bit uncompressed and sample rates up to 96kHz.  Scrub supplied Clearcut with HP Z820 studio computers configured with Yamaha AIC128-D Dante Accelerator PCI Express audio interface cards, and Yamaha MY-16-AUD Dante expansion cards which are fitted to their DM2000 mixing consoles. All of the Dante interfaces are connected to a Gigabit Ethernet switch with standard network cabling, creating a network that allows almost unlimited audio routing between the four studio systems. The upgrade was complemented by Scrub supplying the latest Steinberg Nuendo 6 software and upgrades to the latest 64 bit plug-ins, including the Waves Platinum plug-in bundle.


Clearcut Sound Studios is a leading independent audio post production facility in Soho that has created soundtracks for TV, radio, cinema and digital advertising campaigns since 1993. Recent work has included the Marmite Rescue campaign for adam&eveDDB, which was named Best Television Commercial of the Year at this year’s British Arrows Awards. Studios One and Three are both 5.1-equipped facilities, with Studio One licensed for mixing Dolby Digital and Dolby Stereo sound for cinema commercials and trailers.


Clearcut Sound Studios’ Managing Director Chris Wrigglesworth states: “The upgrades Scrub provided give us ultra-fast speed and flexibility and a cutting edge networking architecture that we can rely on. This was part of a major upgrade to the studio as a whole, which results in more spacious mixing environments with the fastest, state-of-the-art digital audio mixing infrastructure available. Our clients have noted the benefits of the new facilities and we are very pleased with the support and services that Scrub provided throughout the process.”


Head of Scrub Sales Ben Scully comments: “Clearcut Sound Studios is an award winning audio post facility whose work is admired by the industry. Dante is a technology with many benefits that can be seamlessly fit into a facility’s existing infrastructure and provide unlimited possibilities for network sharing with speed and efficiency. Clearcut Sound Studios is very happy with the upgrades we supplied.”


Contact Head of Scrub Sales Ben Scully for more information on +44 (0)20 7025 6020 or [email protected].


Editor’s Information:
HHB Communications Limited
Founded in 1976 and located in London, HHB Communications is a global leader in the supply of professional audio technology. Serving in the broadcast, recording and media production sectors, HHB’s unique expertise is also recognised by major manufacturers and innovators, many of which have appointed the company as exclusive distributors of their products. The specialist division, Scrub serves the needs of the television and film post production industry from premises in the heart of London’s Soho

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