Hollywood's Levels Audio expands to NYC
January 25, 2022

Hollywood's Levels Audio expands to NYC

NEW YORK CITY — Hollywood-based Levels Audio (levelsaudio.com) has announced its expansion to the East Coast, with the appointment of audio expert Sue Pelino and industry veteran Kassie Caffiero, who will lead the New York team. Levels East is located in the heart of Chelsea, and will offer ADR and voiceover recording; Foley; multitrack music mixing; re-recording mixing in 5.1, 7.1 and Dolby Atmos; sound design; sound editorial; and vocal tuning. The studio is also planning to launch a complete picture finishing department that will encompass color correction, dailies and online editing.

Photo (L-R): Brian Riordan, Kassie Caffiero and Sue Pelino

Levels Audio was founded in 1999 by two-time Grammy award winner and four-time Emmy award recipient Brian Riordan. The studio’s audio work can be heard on Peacock’s new original series True Story with Ed and Randall, the Netflix's docu-series Cheer, HBO Max's Friends: The Reunion, NBC's The Voice, the Disney+ feature documentary Wolfgang, and the Oscar-winning short Two Distant Strangers. 

Sue Pelino is a multi-primetime Emmy-award winner, and comes on board as senior re-recording mixer. Caffiero will serve as VP of business development, East Coast. The duo have collaborated for 35 years on many projects, including the recent CBS special, One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga. Pelino’s career includes extensive work with music specials and documentaries, which has led her to collaborate with artists that include Beyoncé, Elton John, U2 and Mariah Carey, among others. 

“I am so excited to join Brian and his amazingly-talented team at Levels,” says Pelino. “There’s nothing better than collaborating with like-minded people who speak the language of sound. Brian has an all-star band and I’m thrilled to be starting the year at his brand new East Coast studio, Levels East!”  

“I’ve always welcomed the challenge of getting a job in and watching it unfold through post finishing, and I love the diversity of all the shows that are on deck for 2022,” adds Caffiero. “I couldn’t be more proud to continue working with Sue Pelino after all these years, as we join Brian Riordan and team at Levels Audio! Welcome to Levels East. We are open for business!”

“I can’t imagine a more natural extension to Levels than the joining of forces with Sue and Kassie,” notes Riordan. “I’ve dreamt of working with them for several decades and have always wanted to have a presence in New York City, undoubtedly one the greatest cities in the world. So much incredible content comes out of New York and it is beyond exciting to now be a part of it.”