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THE AUDIO DEPARTMENT HOSTS 'SOPRANOS' SESSION
|September 6, 2006
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
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
The Sopranos - Road to Respect will be released this fall.