LONDON — LipSync Post (www.lipsyncpost.co.uk) has made a significant gear investment to help expand its audio services for film and television. The facility recently purchased an Avid C|24 control surface with Pro Tools|HDX software and a range of plug-ins and peripherals for an additional 5.1 suite. LipSync also invested in an Avid Artist Mix control surface and ancillary equipment in order to offer Foley services.
The new 5.1 suite is located in the audio department of the company’s Wardour Street location. The suite offer client accommodations, and a voiceover booth. The suite will be used primarily for film trailers, promos, documentaries, TV mixing and deliverables.
“We took our time with the spec for this room to make it as versatile as possible,” explains senior re-recording mixer Paul Cotterell. “It's a great pre-mixing area where we can start to prepare projects in detail — even those that are still being cut — then mix them directly in the Pro Tools and transfer the files straight into our DFC consoles. We are also installing Edicue software for ADR work, as well as dialogue editing and cleaning and sound design plug-ins, and it’s a perfect room for the constant feed of theatrical trailer work from LipSync Creative, our creative agency.”
The new Foley service was launched at LipSync’s Dean Street facility. The location features a Foley floor and a range of microphones and mic pre-amps. A separate control room houses the Avid Artist Mix control surface, as well as plug-ins and peripherals.
“Many Foley houses in and around London have closed and we thought it was a great shame that productions were having to go abroad, when they could spend their budget in the UK where we have such outstanding audio talent,” notes Lisa Jordan, facility director. “We took the opportunity to fill a widening gap in the market and decided to invest in a Foley room that we can offer as an additional audio service.”
The new room has already been used on several episodes of the sci-fi TV series The Sparticle Mystery and Uberto Pasolini’s forthcoming feature film Still Life.