Film and television composer James Covell upgraded his composing studio to a new MacPro and the brand new AVB audio hardware from MOTU. James is a graduate of the renowned USC Thornton Scoring for Motion Picture and Television program and has been composing for well over 35 years. With credits including Left Behind: The Movie, Last Shot with Judge Gunn, Santa with Muscles, The List, A Dennis the Menace Christmas and many more, James has had a busy career so far.
This year, James was ready for some major upgrades, including a 2013 MacPro, the just released MOTU AVB 112D and an 8M, and a new Presonus Central Station for monitor control. Audio Perception’s Jason Atkinson assisted James with the integration and configuration of all the new gear. The new MOTU AVB audio interfaces are based on ethernet networking technology and add quite a bit of flexibility and multiple interfaces act as one large interface. Two interfaces can be daisy chained, while more than two require the new MOTU AVB Switch for networking up to five interfaces.
With all the new gear up and running, the new MacPro will provide much more CPU muscle for his composing in MOTU Digital Performer 8, and the MOTU 8M and 112D will provide the necessary inputs from the various sample host computers in his studio. James is thrilled with the power and flexibility of the upgrades and is busy working on new projects.