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THE AUDIO DEPARTMENT HOSTS 'SOPRANOS' SESSION

September 6, 2006
THE AUDIO DEPARTMENT HOSTS 'SOPRANOS' SESSION

Los Angeles-based VoiceWorks Productions oversaw the entire voice-over recording process with company CEO Douglas Carrigan directing all of the talent and working with the show's licensor HBO, as well as the game's publisher THQ and developer Seven Studios.

Don Hoffman, engineer at The Audio Department, followed the specs of the game's audio lead Dan Lehrich of Seven Studios.

The recording for the entire game was a joint effort by The Audio Department and Atlantis Group Recording in LA.

Atlantis Group's John Chominsky recorded the game's playable character, Joey, along with over 450 secondary characters. The bicoastal effort was challenging because of the very specific two-mic set-up that was used. Several cast members were recorded on both coasts, and consistency between sessions was crucial.

A vintage Neumann U87 was used as the main mic and a Sennheiser  MKH 416 was used to pick up room ambience. Both mics were recorded on a stereo track in Digidesign Pro Tools giving post mixers the option of using either track, or a combination of both.

The Sopranos - Road to Respect will be released this fall.