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"My other business partner and co-sound designer, Tom Bjelic, works tirelessly on two series: Lost Girl and Orphan Black. He keeps the H4n constantly by his side to help him tackle the sound design challenges on both of those shows." HOFFMAN SOUND Justin Mayer is a sound designer at Hoffman Sound ( in Chicago, IL. He's been in audio post for 14 years. Starting right out of college, he worked his way up through the ranks to audio engineer at a post facility in Chicago before making the jump to Hoffman Sound. He's been at Hoffman for seven years, working on TV and radio ads, Web campaigns, corpo- rate videos, and short films. Mayer's client list includes McDonald's, Coca-Cola, GE, IBM, and Marlboro. Hoffman Sound is spread across two locations in Chicago. The main mix room is located downtown, close to the ad agencies they often work with. It fea- tures a large VO booth and 5.1 surround mixing. The other location is in Bucktown, an area north of down- town Chicago. That location is geared toward original music production. Mayer uses his knowledge of music production in his approach to sound design. One of his favorite audio tools is the Native Instruments Battery 4 Drum Sampler. Mayer learned sampling on an Akai MPC, so he feels very comfortable with the Battery 4 user interface. "To me, Battery is very user friendly in the way you can tweak the sounds, and how quickly you can adjust and customize the sounds once you have them in there," he notes. Native Instruments Battery 4 Drum Sampler is available as a plug-in (VST, Audio Units, RTAS for Pro Tools 9 and 10, ASIO, CoreAudio, WASAPI, AAX Native for Pro Tools 10, and 64-bit AAX plug-ins for Pro Tools 11), or it can be used as a standalone pro- gram. It runs on a Mac or PC. Check out the Native Instruments Website ( for system requirements. Even though Battery 4 comes with a library of sounds, you can put in your own sounds too. You can customize any sound using the included compression and filters, volume control and pitch shifter. You can also time stretch, warp, and twist sounds with the Time Machine Pro. The full version of Battery 4 retails for $199. Even though Battery 4 is geared toward music pro- duction, Mayer uses it for sound design. He loads footsteps and outdoor ambiences into Battery 4, and then triggers them using a keyboard. "It's set up in such a way that you can manipulate sounds and play them back in realtime." He recently used Battery 4 while creating the sound design for The Cold and Quiet, an independent feature film from Colleen Griffen and Joe Chappelle. The film follows a young college student, alone over the Christmas holiday, who finds herself responsible for a stranger's troubled children. The student struggles with the unsettling connection between her own unraveling mental stability and the cold, quiet dark of their broken home. Mayer used Battery 4 to create different atmo- spheres in the film. He also used it to re-create foot- steps, and Foley movements. "With Battery," he says, "I can do pitch shifting, and reversing, and all sorts of other tricks to customize the sound." In addition to Foley and sound design, Mayer also mixed the film in 5.1 and stereo. The Cold and Quiet will be on indie film festival circuit this year. U N S U N G A U D I O G E A R [ Cont.from 35 ] Panasonic ships 4K monitor N EWARK, NJ — Panasonic ( recently began shipping its new BT-4LH310, a 31-inch 4,096-by-2160 resolution LCD monitor that's designed for 4K/2K monitoring. Priced at $28K, Panasonic sees the BT-4LH310 as well suited for field use, in an edit suite, or on-set. The BT-4LH310 can be used in a video village for live viewing of 4K cameras and graphic devices, as well as for viewing 4K or HD dailies. The IPS LCD panel provides native viewing of 4K DCI content, as well as UHD/ QFHD 3,840-by-2,160, by means of a slight matte crop. In both DCI 4K and UHD/QFHD, the image is displayed in its original native resolution and aspect ratio. Features include a wide viewing angle, and faithful reproduction of up to 1.07 billion colors. The unit is equipped with a tough metal frame chassis and a range of video inputs and remote terminals. These include 3G/HD/SD-SDI (with BNC x 4 active loop-through) HDMI 1.4a, Dispor t Por t1.1, GPI, RS-232C and RS-485. The BT-4LH310 features true color processing with a 3D look-up table (LUT); AC and 28V DC operation for field use; and an eco-friendly panel with mercur y-free LED backlight. The unit offers a contrast ratio of 1,450:1, and horizontal and ver tical viewing angles of 178 degrees. A true cinema production tool, the 4LH310 suppor ts the DCI-P3 color space, and facilitates digital cinema workflow with a LUT upload function. The 4LH310 can also accurately display industr y stan- dard color space of ITU-R BT.709.

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