Igloo Music: Pro Tools Network For Audio Post Production


Igloo Music is a state-of-the-art audio post production complex located in the Burbank Media district, focusing primarily on multi-channel film mixes, ADR, voice-over, sound design and live music production. Owner Gustavo “Gus” Borner is no stranger to success in the audio industry, personally earning 30 Grammy Nominations, winning 24 Grammys & Latin Grammys combined across his extremely talented team.

“I’m very proud of my team. The only reason we keep expanding is that we have such a talented pool of audio engineers, producers, and mixers” commented Gus Borner, Owner, and Chief Engineer of Igloo Music.


To say Igloo Music is experiencing growth would be an understatement. What started as a small audio house, expanded into a new larger facility in 2000. Expanding into four large control rooms and three audio mix rooms brought on a host of new collaboration complexities for their audio engineers.


Gus holding one of his five Grammy Awards.

“Our entire facility was running on hard drives- USB drives, firewire drives, USB sticks. As you could imagine, things like backing up and syncing drives between six audio enginners became a real problem. This was a total pain.”


Igloo Music reached out to Avid and Key Code Media to help simplify their audio production. After evaluating the facility and reviewing options, Key Code Media designed a network-attached Avid NEXIS SAN environment connected to each Pro Tools audio suite over IP- enhancing collaboration.

“Having the SAN [storage] available for us is maybe not something the client is aware of, but it helps for our own piece of mind. Also, if we’re running out of space we can just expand now. It’s pretty amazing.”


One of the four Audio Mix suites now networked through Avid NEXIS storage.

Igloo Music mixes primarily on three Avid D-Control Consoles, using Pro Tools HDX. There is also an upgraded triple-stack HDX card so they can expand to 600+ tracks for their major theatrical film projects. Each room is now connected over the Avid NEXIS storage network, completely changing their business.

“Our workflow is now a lot more efficient. For example, any of my audio engineers can instantly jump into a client session, from any Pro Tools station, and assist with the project. We’re really able to help our clients do a lot more cool stuff. It’s exciting,” concluded Gustavo.

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Ross & Sony Production Days - Chicago 2/6 & Detroit 2/8

Chicago & Detroit: Ross, Sony & Fujifilm Production Demo Days (Feb 6 & 8)

Tuesday February 6th in Chicago at Rock Bottom Brewery, and Thursday February 8th in Detroit at Lockharts BBQ, Key Code Media is hosting our Sony & Ross Production Day, now presenting with Fujifilm. All three manufacturers are partnering to bring you a complete production system with a real switcher, real graphics, and real audio, not to mention real cameras and real lenses!

Register Here: Chicago   Detroit

The new Ross Graphite production system consists of a Carbonite production switcher, XPression graphics system, and RAVE audio mixer all in one device.  Acquire your footage with Sony’s new state-of-the-art FS7 IIFS5, HXCFB80, that is 4K ready, or the latest PTZ cameras BRCX1000/BRCH800, capable of 48x zoom in HD. Couple that with a Fujifilm MK18-55mm T2.9 or MK50-135mm T2.9 lens and you will have one of the most robust live broadcast and production systems on the market!


Graphite’s Primary Capabilities as having one of the most popular, mid-sized switchers – Carbonite – allows you to generate engaging programs and content. Two powerful MEs form the foundation of the switcher, possessing complete keying and effects capabilities. Refined memory and a customizable control system provides simple set-ups and operation of every component of Graphite: graphics, clips, stills, and audio.


Real Switcher. Real Graphics. Real Audio. -Ross & Sony Production Day

Real Switcher. Real Graphics. Real Audio. -Ross & Sony Production Day


The Sony FS7 II builds upon the proven FS7 platform, adding the latest, state-of-the-art Sony technology, including Electronic Variable ND Filter and a robust “Lever Lock Type” Sony’s E-Mount. Extensive refinements to the viewfinder support system and SmartGrip arm mechanism ensure super-fast and secure “on the run” rig repositioning. All of this while still retaining the Zen-like simplicity, flexibility and operational comfort of the FS7’s “multi-award winning” industrial design.

Real Switcher. Real Graphics. Real Audio. -Ross & Sony Production Day


Fujifilm’s lenses achieve high optical performance and low distortion with T2.9 speed across the entire zoom range. Super 35mm/APS-C sensor compatibility and E-mount dedicated design have led to an ultra-compact & “less than 1kg” lightweight body, and excellent cost performance. It suppresses “focus shift and optical axis shift while zooming” and “Lens breathing”. Also, it features three fully manual lens rings for focus, zoom, and iris with 0.8M gear pitch and a 200° focus rotation angle for sophisticated operability.

Register Here: Chicago   Detroit