January 14, 2009


Chace developed the site as a resource for those in the post arena, as a way of helping them to gain a better understanding of sound terminology as it's used by audio post engineers. Nearly 300 definitions are currently featured on the Website, and the number is expected to grow to more than 500. Chace also invites visitors to suggest terms via a link.

Definitions are written, revised and edited by the Chace Audio staff with the goal of making them as accurate, concise and informative as possible. James Young, who's worked at the studio for more than 17 years, penned many of the entries.

"Initially conceived of as a tool for our clients to help them decipher the jargon-filled reports they receive, it soon dawned on us that this glossary could be a helpful tool for all sorts of people who have to deal with the language of audio post professionals," Young explains. "The site is also augmented with audio, graphics and video segments so visitors can actually see and hear what clash or inter-modulation distortion looks and sounds like, or see the difference in a properly-synched sound-to-picture versus that which is out-of-sync."

Chace is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. Its restoration, remastering and soundtrack up-mixing work includes titles such as Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition, Gone With The Wind, and Bridge on the River Kwai for DVD and/or Blu-ray disc release.