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Established in 1987, Digital Music Technologies has grown to be a leader in the field of digital audio recording. DMT provides consulting services and rental stock of digital audio converters, workstations, recorders, and processors, as well as selected analog equipment.

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DMT supplies Super Pro Tools HD System
to record Jerry Goldsmith's score for
Looney Tunes: Back in Action
with scoring mixer Bruce Botnick

Specifies ultra-precision DMT Digital Audio Workstations to capture
orchestral and instrumental cues for live-action/animation combo.

Burbank, CA - The highly experienced music scoring mixer/producer Bruce Botnick once again called on DMT Rentals to supply the high-precision recording systems he needed to capture Jerry Goldsmith's innovative musical score for Warner Bros.' new movie, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, directed by Joe Dante and starring Brendan Fraser, Jenna Elfman, Steve Martin, Timothy Dalton plus Heather Locklear. Botnick has recorded the majority of Jerry Goldsmith's scores, including Star Trek First Contact, Basic Instinct, The Sum Of All Fears, L.A. Confidential and many more. In addition, Botnick has just completed work on David Newman's score for Duplex, directed by Danny DiVito. Other notable features include: Quincy Jones' score for The Color Purple and John Williams' score for E.T. The Looney Tunes: Back In Action score was recorded with a 100-piece orchestra plus drums, electric bass and guitar at Warner Bros. Eastwood Stage in Burbank.

   Bruce Botnick specified two DMT SUPER PRO TOOLS HD SYSTEM digital audio workstations, in addition to a pair of Genex Audio GX8500 MO-based recorders - one running in 24-bit/48 kHz PCM mode and the other in singe-bit Bit Direct Stream Digital for an SACD release - plus an iZ Technology RADAR 24 hard disk recorder for backup. The engineer tracked the output of studio microphones to a large-format DMT SUPER PRO TOOLS HD SYSTEM, using a sampling frequency of 192 kHz to capture the ultra-precision output from an array of Pacific Microsonics Model Two A-to-D/D-to-A converters connected to his primary Decca Tree Array of vintage Neumann M50 microphones. A smaller DMT SUPER PRO TOOLS HD SYSTEM recorded Botnick's main film mix.

   Regarding his choice of DMT Rentals to supply these multiformat recording systems, Botnick stresses outstanding client service and attention to detail. "Anybody can have the equipment," he offers, "but DMT Rentals are fanatics when it comes to making sure that these critical systems perform reliably and consistently - they leave no stone unturned to ensure that nothing lets me down on a critical scoring date. I use a number of PMI, Genex and dB Technologies AD122 Gold analog-to-digital converters supplied by DMT." For studio monitoring Botnick used his favorite Quested LCR systems plus a dedicated Quested subwoofer.

   Botnick also used a rack of DMT Rentals' new AMS Neve Model 1081 Equalizers on his overall orchestral room microphones. "The Model 1081 offers EQ curves and settings that are musically related," the engineer offers. "They let me add gentle overall sound 'color' to the room mikes."

   "Our organization is dedicated to the principle that no amount of time or effort should be spared in raising music recording and film post industries to state-of-the-art," offers DMT president Doug Botnick, who is also regarded as a leading authority in the field of digital recording. DMT owns what it considers to be the world's largest rental inventory of High-Bit/High-Sample-Frequency and Direct Stream Digital recorders, digital audio workstations, converters and processors, as well as selected analog devices.

Looney Tunes score

The Scoring Crew at Warner Bros. Eastwood Stage during dates for Looney Tunes: Back in Action (left-to-right): Music Editor Ken Hall; DMT president Doug Botnick; Barry Fawcett (Warner Bros. Floor Man); Richard Wheeler (Warner Bros. Cue/Floor Man); Ryan Robinson (Warner Bros. Scoring Technical Support); Jamie Olvera (Warner Bros. Client Services - in front); Pro Tools Operator Tom Graham; Greg Dennen (Warner Bros. Scoring Recordist); Pete Germansen (Warner Bros. Scoring Technical Support); Bruce Botnick; and DMT's Brad Cobb. Photo: E. J. Annas.

 Botnick's next project will be an orchestral score with composer David Newman for Universal Pictures' upcoming feature, The Cat In The Hat, directed by Bo Welch, and starring Mike Myers and Alec Baldwin.

Established in 1987, Digital Music Technologies has grown to be a leader in the field of digital audio recording. DMT provides consulting services and rental stock of digital audio converters, workstations, recorders, and processors, as well as selected analog equipment.

Digital Music Technologies, 273 West Alameda Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502 818.559-2272 www.dmtrentals.com


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