Case Studies and User Stories

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SNS solutions for worship help reach millions of listeners

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Haven Today produces a daily Christian radio program that is distributed and broadcast throughout the world. While their devotional radio shows are heard by millions, they also produce a variety of music CDs and offer previously aired radio programs on CDs for purchase.

With a production studio featuring 3 Pro Tools workstations, Haven Today required the ability to quickly and effortlessly record, edit and mix large audio files for daily radio broadcast programs.

To meet the requirements of Haven Today, Studio Network Solutions developed a total solution that included globalSAN™X-4 and 3 seats of SANmp®. It was the ideal way for increasing productivity and gave Haven Today full access to sessions at any workstation on their audio network.

“The globalSAN™ X-4 solution from Studio Network Solutions has been a huge asset to our production and workflow. It’s been a solid performer, and was extremely easy to integrate!” – Leo Song, Title, Haven Today

Company: Haven Today

Industry: Audio for daily radio broadcasts

Working Environment: Pro Tools

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

Studio Network Solutions gives a Flawless Performance for a Major Theater Company

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Located in the heart of Stockholm, Sweden, Stockholms Stadsteater contains a venue that features seven different stages. Live performances include everything from baby dramas (children 6-12 months) to Soup Theater, where the lunchtime crowd can enjoy a meal and a show. Stockholms Stadsteater is also nationally recognized for major theatrical productions, such as the popular “The Master and Margarita” by famed Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov.

All pre-production is recorded, mixed and edited in either of their two Pro Tools HD studios. In addition to this busy and complex job, Stockholms Stadsteater also produces the music and sound effects for all productions.

Because the engineers at Stockholms Stadsteater required flexibility, they needed a proven storage solution capable of continuously recording a show in one studio, while at the same time giving engineers in another studio access to the recorded material for editing and mixing.

Studio Network Solutions’ reseller, Soundware Sweden, developed a solution utilizing a single globalSAN X-4 with a 24-port Gigabit Ethernet Switch and central RAID storage. This allowed each of the two Pro Tools HD systems, located in separate studios, to access the central storage system. The result was increased productivity as well as data security. The globalSAN X-4 was an ideal solution – it worked flawlessly within Stockholms Stadsteater’s Digidesign and Pro Tools working environments.

“The SNS globalSAN X-4 works just like we had hoped. We now have complete flexibility and are able to work on the same project independently between our two studios. And since we have such high security requirements, the SNS central RAID storage solution was critical to meeting our needs”, comments Ola Hellmark, Audio and Video Manager at Stockholms Stadsteater.

SNS helps audio studio turn up volume in production efficiency and speed

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Los Angeles based Megatrax is one of the premier production music libraries, featuring an ever-expanding catalog of fresh and original sounds. Ideal for custom scoring, Megatrax maintains state-of-the-art live and electronic recording studios and has access to the finest musicians, arrangers and orchestrations in the industry. Megatrax’s high-impact, custom sound has made them a leading choice for major broadcast networks and Hollywood studios. Their credits include The Simpson’s Movie, Shrek The Third, General Hospital and many more top names.

From movie trailers to music CDs, Megatrax can have 10 to 15 projects in progress simultaneously. In order to keep things moving forward, they needed a system that would let them move projects instantly between 3 studios as well as review and edit projects outside the studio. In addition, Megatrax had 6 Pro Tools workstations that all needed to be on shared storage and required RAID protection.

The solution Studio Network Solutions developed for Megatrax included 4 globalSAN™X-4s, 6 seats of Q:COMPLETE™ premium support and on-site installation. The solution was robust, fast, bullet proof and required a minimum amount of management time. It was the ideal choice for giving Megatrax more time to be creative without dealing with a lot of network administration. It also provided their workgroups the ability to edit and share large files directly on RAID protected storage.

“We looked at various solutions, but the SNS solution stood out because of its speed, compatibility with Pro Tools and ease of administration. You don’t have to be an IT professional to install setup and maintain an SNS product. Their globalSAN™X-4 system has improved our workflow and increased the speed of our productions. Now that we have it, we wonder how we ever managed without it!” – Derek Jones, Audio Engineer, Megatrax

Company: Megatrax

Industry: Audio post production

Working Environment: Pro Tools LE /HD, Mac OS X

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

SNS hears what audio production company needs, delivers ideal SAN

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Working directly with broadcast, entertainment, media and educational industries, this audio production/post production company delivers the highest quality audio product in a state-of-the-art environment. They compose original music, arrange and produce music, and mix and master music and the spoken word for television, film, the Internet, voice-prompt systems and ring-tones.

This company required a shared storage solution for their two Pro Tools suites for audio post production and music production. This solution needed the capability to handle large projects with at least 2 Terabytes of data. In addition, they required a RAID solution to guarantee data integrity while being able to support Pro Tools.

Studio Network Solutions provided the company with a globalSAN™ X-4 that could effectively support Pro Tools. The company was very impressed at the final result and stated, “Things have been great since the initial install.”

Location: New York, New York

Industry: Audio production/post production

Working Environment: Pro Tools LE

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

Public television network handles more with a SAN solution that does more

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Every year, this very popular public television network affiliate reaches millions of television viewers in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area. It also reaches countless more viewers across the country through its many award-winning national programs.

Due to its many projects and the technical need to handle a vast assortment of data, this public broadcast affiliate needed to upgrade from a sneaker net situation. To accomplish this required a SAN solution that would work over GigE and not take up a PCI slot.

Using globalSAN™ X-4 and SANmp™ software from Studio Network Solution, this public television network can now share storage without moving files manually. They are also able to keep all their PCI slots available and can easily expand in the future.

Location: New York, New York

Industry: Television broadcasting/program production

Working Environment: Pro Tools HD

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

Producing popular music requires talent and creative storage solutions

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The music produced at this studio has been used in many programs on several major network’s prime time television. They have also produced custom music packages for some of the worlds largest motor vehicle companies as well as one of the nations largest energy company. Plus, they have created two of the leading collections of licensable music in the industry.

This facility relies upon different audio applications to meet their specific creative needs. Using both Digidesign’s Pro Tools and Apple’s Logic Pro created more project files to manage and increases potential for excess duplicate media files.

Utilizing globalSAN™ X-4, Studio Network Solutions (SNS) was able to connect 3 Macs (1 Pro Tools system, 1 Logic Pro system, and 1 system running both). This solution allowed the client to easily work with both Pro Tools and Logic Pro projects using the same media with centralized storage.

By using iSCSI over Gigabit Ethernet connections, SNS simplified connectivity between systems giving them flexibility for future growth and change. globalSAN has also increased their productivity by sharing content and projects delivering quality productions to their esteemed clients.

Industry: Radio/television production

Working Environment: Pro Tools, Logic Pro

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

New York Recording Studio feels right at home with their new SAN

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A New York Recording Studio has many different high profile clients who often use different rooms of their facility at the same time. Usually clients have multiples of their own Firewire drives which makes it difficult for house engineers to track the numerous session files. Just as difficult is ensuring data integrity should one of the Firewire drives fail.

With multiple clients and artists working on projects simultaneously, this customer needs to be able to securely move a project from one room to the next. Plus, they need to make sure their client’s data is safe and only accessible to the client and their staff.

Their facility consists of 2 Pro Tools HD suites for recording, editing and mixing Audio; 1 Pro Tools HD suite for MIDI composition; and 1 workstation for Data Management.

Because of the volume of work being done in the studio, the customer needed 5 globalSAN™ X-4s and a Gigabit Ethernet switch. globalSAN allows them to move sessions from room to room safely and securely using the iSCSI protocol over their workstations’ on-board GigE ports. This saves setup and transfer time since they have instant access to their respective material.

Using a dedicated machine for Data Management and Administration, they can centrally access and manage the SAN effectively (this includes running backups and preparing volumes for new client sessions).

Industry: Music production and recording studio

Working Environment: Pro Tools

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

Managing massive volumes of data isn’t a big deal thanks to SNS

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This particular company provides a wide range of verification, migration and data management services tailored to the specialized needs of the entertainment industry, institutional archives and libraries.

Effective digital workflow technology is critical to all owners of intellectual property. It unlocks value from irreplaceable assets while ensuring long-term protection, valuation and accessibility.

They work with many clients simultaneously. So they needed the capacity to store large amounts of Data and Recording assets in a readily available system that could be pulled up on either one of the Archival systems. Record labels use this company to account for all of their album related assets, so RAID protection and quick easy access to the files was a must.

Studio Network Solutions connected a globalSAN™ X-4 to this companies two archival machines to provide them with adequate RAID protected storage for their clients as well as giving them quick, easy access to their files.

Industry: Asset Management Services

Working Environment: Pro Tools HD

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

In radio and television production, SNS produces effective SAN solutions

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This company specializes in radio/television production for a variety of clients. They offer both off-line and uncompressed on-line editing. In addition, they produce animation and visual effects for commercials, corporate videos, long-form television and features.

To keep up with the demanding pace of production, this company had two separate Pro Tools suites that were working on the same projects. The critical issue was the need to have access to files from opposite suites. Plus, they needed centralized storage for their sound effects library.

Since the globalSAN™ X-4 is a two user shared storage solution, Studio Network Solutions knew it was the perfect fit for this production company’s needs. Once in place, globalSAN X-4 allowed the two suites to access each others files flawlessly and even had the added capability to become the sound effects library.

Location: Dallas, Texas

Industry: Radio/television production

Working Environment: Pro Tools HD 3 Accel, Logic Pro

About SNS

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) specializes in the development of shared storage hardware and software solutions for the Media and Entertainment industry. Since day one we’ve applied unmatched ingenuity and experience to create outstanding products that exceed industry expectations while providing outstanding support to our customers.

Our customers range in size from individual freelance engineers to multinational media powerhouses. Our solutions are used to produce everything from books on tape to full track scoring for major Hollywood films. Our products have been at the technical core of the music you listen to, the games you play, the shows you watch and the movies you see.

We have a valued network of resellers located throughout the United States… and the world. Whether you have a product question or you’re ready to place an order, we encourage you to contact us today.

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