Audio Production SAN

The Ultimate Creative Flexibility

Overview | Applications, Sharing, Security | Support

Seamless collaboration in an audio post-production environment requires a storage and networking infrastructure capable of accommodating hundreds of separate sound elements created by sound designers, editors, and mixers.

Centralized real-time storage infrastructures from SAN Solutions provide sound facilities with the power and flexibility to maintain a shared and secure audio production environment for:

  • Feature film sound design, editing, and mixing
  • Television entertainment production
  • Recording studios
  • Video game production

Highly scalable both in performance and in capacity, SAN Solutions’ Audio Production SAN provides reliable, robust operation in the background, allowing members of the creative team to focus on the details of their work. The system allows users to access any stored track, re-edit audio, and mix on the fly right up to completion of the final version.

Audio Production SAN environments from SAN Solutions have been designed to support virtually any scale of users with respect to capacity and performance. Small workgroup solutions start at two to three users at 48 to 300 tracks. Larger high-end systems scale up to 150 users and 17,000 tracks. Storage capacities can start as low as 3 TB and scale to hundreds of terabytes of usable storage. The Audio Production SAN environment supports any resolution in terms of sample rate and bit depth from 44.1k to 192k and from 16 bit to 64 bit and beyond.

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Available in stand-alone, NAS, or SAN implementations, each media archive infrastructure from SAN Solutions is built on an open architecture with a scalable and extensible design. Created and configured specifically for storage and management of media, each solution provides tiered storage workflow management to ensure a high degree of speed and utility in working with media assets.

  Key Features
  • Non-disruptive storage provisioning
  • Meets any performance and capacity requirement
  • Supports Pro Tools, Nuendo, Pyramix, and more
  • Features cross-platform support for Apple OS, Windows, and Linux
  • Provides centralized, secure streaming environment
  • Supports all sample rates at highest track counts
  • Offers creative flexibility through shared environment
  • Features comprehensive support package with automatic call-home repair
Proven Performance

For many years, SAN Solutions’ Audio Production SAN environments have been in daily operation at world-class facilities such as:

  • Lucasfilm’s Skywalker Sound
  • Florida State University Film School
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
  • Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
  • The Jay Leno Show