LOS ANGELES — Sound studio Levels Audio (levelsaudio.com) has expanded its animation department by joining forces with supervising sound editor Hunter Curra (Rick and Morty,
BoJack Horseman) and senior sound designer James Singleton (
Star Trek: Lower Decks). Levels was founded in 1999 by musician/producer/recording engineer Brian Riordan in response to a shortage of independently owned and operated audio post facilities. Together with Curra and Singleton, the studio is currently completing the sound design, sound effects editing, Foley and mixing for the reboot of
Clone High, set for release in 2023 on HBO Max.
Photo (top): Inside Job
Beyond sound design, sound effects edits, Foley and mixing, Levels Audio’s animation department also offers ADR and cast recording. Recently completed titles include Titmouse’s feature Arlo the Alligator Boy and Netflix’s Inside Job. The studio previously worked on Nickelodeon's acclaimed Avatar: The Last Airbender and all four seasons of The Legend of Korra.
Photo: Hunter Curra
“The freedom we have in creating and mixing sound for animation is unparalleled,” states Riordan. “It is a blank canvas that sound completely brings to life. The future of immersive sound mixing for broadcast animation is especially exciting. Levels is thrilled to be expanding and further investing in this medium and we are deeply grateful for the relationships we have with incredible talent such as Hunter and James.”