Wise Buddah Studios has appointed a new dubbing mixer and is upgrading a second sound suite to 5.1 after gaining extra work.
The company has seen an increase in high-end TV audio post-production work so has hired former Pinewood Studios mixer James Doyle as a sound engineer while an overhaul of Studio 3 will see a new Avid C24 control surface installed along with 5.1 monitoring, a dedicated foley area, voiceover capabilities and improved acoustics.
The move signals the start of a 24-month process – to be managed by senior engineer Jon Last – that will see the whole of Wise Buddah’s central London facility upgraded.
Wise Buddah managing director Dave Holt said: “As well as adding more capacity for 5.1 mixing, the addition of a well specified foley space will improve our capabilities for both TV and advertising clients. At the same time, talent is a key ingredient of what we do so having James join the team, with his enthusiasm and experience, will significantly bolster our TV and film offering, helping us to take further advantage of the opportunities that we’ve been developing in recent years.”
A large voiceover and foley area will be added to the live room in Studio 3 while a cosmetic makeover will improve the working environment for clients recording DVD commentaries and completing both face-to-face and ISDN interviews.
The Studio 3 upgrade will be completed by the end of May but James Doyle starts with immediate effect.