THE EXPERTISE TO MEET YOUR POST-PRODUCTION DEMANDS
We provide clients with audio post-production for broadcasting and media distribution.
• Multi-track Editing
• Noise Reduction
• Audio Effects
• Pro-Tools Compatible
• Creating New Realistic Effects
• Extensive Effects Library
• Film Grade Foley Artist
• Up to 24bit/96khz Resolution
• Seamless Integration
• Composed to Client Brief
• Full Virtual Orchestra
• A 'Hollywood' Score Feeling
• Up to 5.1 Surround Sound
• Multi-track & Single File Delivery
MIXING & MASTERING
• Seamless Final Mix
• Industry Grade Mastering
• Mono, Stereo, 5.1 Surround
• CD Master & DDP Creation
• Mass Production Prepared Delivery
Editing audio and making it feel seamlessly integrated into the production is a precise process. Finding the perfect blend of individual sounds to achieve exactly what the client wants is an artform.
This part of the production process bleeds into the others so it is always a good thing to have the skills needed to work well across the board. Editing is the jam that holds everything together whether it is part of the sound design, choosing the right studio takes, music production and even mixing/mastering. An editor needs focus because when having to trim down six hours of studio material into a fantastic one hour edit, for example, the workload can sometimes feel heavy.
A lot of professionals work with Pro Tools because it is considered to be the industry standard for high quality production, and it is part of AVID, which is used globally for film production. We are Pro Tools compatible.
When it comes to editing we are perfectionists but also work rather quickly when needed to meet a deadline.
Creating the structure of an aural world within a production to enforce and heighten the dramatic experience sufficiently requires practice, experience and most of all good creativity.
With a lot of sound libraries currently available it is hard to find original material. Fortunately, we’re not fans of these readily available sounds at all and only ever use them as a last resort. W feel that it is lazy to rely on these libraries and call yourself a sound designer even in the modern media industry where programmes are produced quickly. We prefer to do the work required in creating new sounds to give a more personal and unique soundtrack to any production we are involved with. There is nothing worse than hearing a sound effect you recognise from another production and as a result you are now thinking about where you’ve heard that sound before instead of being immersed in the story.
We use a range of techniques to gather new sounds specific to the production we are working on. Not only do we record source sounds in our studio, we also go that extra mile and travel to where we can find the sound needed. Every single sound we create is carefully chosen and manipulated to give the best possible results, whether you want an epic battle in space or simply someone walking in the woods. We can give you the professional soundtrack you need for your production.
Music is a beautiful thing. Almost everyone on this earth shares this common interest. Music can make you happy or sad, excited or bored. It is powerful, emotional, and it makes us hum or sing.
We specialise in composing orchestral music. The intricate detail that an orchestra can produce is unlike any other style of music it has so many layers to delve into. Heard on a good pair of speakers, orchestral music sound incredible. Put on a pair of good headphones and you can hear deep into the recording bringing out instruments you never knew were there.
Music composition is almost like sound design but at a much more personal and emotional level. With orchestral scores we can use all the instruments readily available in a full virtual orchestra and incorporate electronic sounds, guitars, experimental percussion, a theremin or any sound we feel is good for the production if the client is happy with the results. For television, radio or film we feel that music is a seduction for the auditory senses and it can have a huge impact on your feelings for characters and the story. It is not there to tell you how to feel but to guide you through what the characters feel.
Mixing & Mastering
Mixing and mastering is an important part of the production process and great skill is needed to give results. Have you ever made a music track and wondered why it sounds flat and dull compared to commercially released music? The reason for this is all to do with mastering.
Before the end product is ready for release it must first be mastered for the medium it is intended for whether it is CD, download, broadcast or public presentation. Quite often in music production, especially with pop music, the engineer applies compression and limiting effects to increase volume levels ready for broadcast. This is why pop music is so loud compared to classical music. The obsession with loudness has become more and more popular, producing the term The Loudness War.
As a high quality audio drama production business we are against this Loudness War. Our primary concerns are those of quality control. Listening to an audio drama that have been mastered for loudness will lose the quality we believe is so incredibly important in preserving fine detail, atmosphere and immersion.