The Sound Company - Studio 2

Select a Studio above. Our studio numbering is historical - not a reflection of capability.
Being based in an old Victorian school, some of our studio spaces can be pretty quirky.

Johnny Morris, Animal Magic, post-dubbing at Advision, now The Sound Company Studio 3
"A grey-haired man drives in his car to a railway station. He catches the InterCity to Paddington. Takes a waiting taxi to the West End. Enters recording studio. Sits at microphone. Watches film. Waits until donkey turns. The man says "Thistles". Gets up, shakes hands all round. Takes taxi to Paddington. Takes InterCity to country station. Gets in car and drives home." That's how Johnny Morris (above right) self-deprecatingly described the art of post-dubbing on Animal Magic.

Studio engineer - Dom Boucher (or Luke Nagy, dependent upon the production.)
Dom is our most senior sound engineer, and is Technical Operations Manager.

"Dear Dom - wanted to thank you for a fantastic mix, great sensibility (yours) and wonderful art"
Re: Sir Les Patterson link-up with Australia "Big thanks to Dom. We had fun and got some gold!"

Dom was an undergarduate at the highly regarded School of Music at the University of East Anglia, moving on to advise on the installation of a specialist radio and sound recording facility, funded by the RNIB, where he held a lecturing post in Sound Engineering and Music Performance. He shifted focus to the specialist area of voice recording as an engineer for Advitel, working on thousands of on-hold and IVR system prompts for major telecoms companies, converting them into every conceivable file type, and learning the black art of making low-resolution files intelligible over a telephone handset!

Since Dom joined the team here at The Sound Company in 2006, he has worked on a massively diverse range of projects from corporate video narration to sound designing and mixing BBC television trailers; from recording, editing and mixing podcasts to recording dialogue for a BAFTA winning animation series; booth ADR for TV drama; and from recording as-live commentary for Santa Pod race-days, to full and additional dialogue recording for several major animated feature films.

Clients & voices often comment that Studio 3 is unpretentious and has a homely feel - being disillusioned by the clinical look and ambience of so many studios currently. Other clients say it has a 'creative magic' - who are we to disagree?

At one time this was Advision's dubbing theatre, but when we arrived in 1993 it was just a huge empty space. So MD & founder Geoff Oliver built & designed this large production studio with bags of natural light and an extremely generous ceiling height - refurbished fairly recently to what you see now.

Studio 3 voice booth has enough room for large multi-voice sessions and group wallah. The booth is also large enough to light and film in - very important for those DVD extras. The almost cavernous control room can accommodate about 10 to 16 people (with notice) and is large enough for true 'fly on the wall' filming.

The studio can lock to picture - all displayed on a 50" monitor in the control room with a 42" one in the voice booth . The studio is also equipped with a full ADR cueing system.

Whether a simple straight voice record - or a last minute ADR session via ISDN / Source Connect to the States - or a full dub for a series, you can be assured that Studio 3 will provide not only a superb product but a pleasant journey arriving at it.