Scrub, HHB Communications’ Soho-based subsidiary specialising in serving the post production industry, has played a major role in equipping Molinare’s Film and Broadcast Post Production facilities with the latest Pro Tools DAW software and control equipment.
Over the past six years, Scrub has provided the London firm with over 30 Pro Tools systems (20HD and 10 LE). In the last year alone, Scrub has also supplied Molinare with three 32-Fader ICON D-Command ES/HD Accel systems, four 24-Fader D-Command/HD Accel systems, and Avid Media Composer Media satellites to complement the systems, and Genelec 5.1 monitoring systems in most of its facilities. Scrub has played an integral role in the upgrade by providing support and technical services throughout the process.
Century Communications has made a major capital investment in Molinare since becoming majority owners in 2008. As such, Molinare COO Scott Holmgren was tasked with the job of deciding where and how the money would be best spent. Having previously served as the firm’s Technical Director, Holmgren took the opportunity to standardise the company’s audio facilities so that all its dubbing suites are now predominantly Pro Tools-based. The dominance of Pro Tools throughout Molinare’s dubbing, Tracklay, edit and Foley suites began when it acquired Fusion Post Production in 2006, whose facilities were predominantly based on the Avid DAW. The recent addition of the Avid consoles now provides Molinare with an additional level of control over the software.
Molinare is a hugely successful company that occupies a 55,000 square foot facility on Soho’s Foubert’s Place, providing a variety of services that include digital intermediation, visual effects, restoration, 2D-3D, animation, library and data management, project management and audio. Popular projects such as The Flying Machine, Requiem for Detroit, Demons Never Die, Don’t Tell the Bride, Masterchef, Misfits, The Hour and Going Postal have all benefitted from Molinare’s state-of- the-art studios and equipment.
“Molinare is one the biggest names in the facilities industry with a worldwide reputation for talent and quality,” says Scrub Sales Manager Tina Wallace. “Recent investment has allowed them to take a fresh look and adopt an innovative approach with this project and working with one of the best technical operations teams there is has been an enormous highlight for us. We look forward to a continued relationship as they move even further forward.”
See the full feature on Molinare in the November 2011 issue of Audio Media.
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.
Picture Caption: Molinare’s Head of Audio Steve Cookman and Senior Dubbing Mixer Scott Jones pose with the new ICON D-Control.