LOS ANGELES — Vaudeville Sound Group (www.vaudeville.tv) recently opened a new recording facility in Culver City, CA. Located at 8500 Steller Drive, the new studio offers immersive mixing capabilities for episodic television, commercials, podcasts, video games and AR/VR projects.
The 3,000-square-foot space incorporates four rooms: a master control mixing and mastering space with full Dolby Atmos capabilities; a sweetening room; and two insert studios for ADR, voiceover work and podcasting. The space features natural lighting and a rear deck with a view of the Culver Stairs. There are common area and production space, which will be used for a variety of events, including a regular series of immersive audio salons, as well as live recording and other industry gatherings. Annabelle Dunbar-Whittaker will act as executive producer for Vaudeville Culver City.
“We have witnessed an explosion of talent pouring into Culver City in the past five years, and this has occurred as major industry players – including Apple TV and Amazon Studios – have opened large facilities within walking distance of our new studio,” notes Jon Plane, managing director of Vaudeville Sound USA.
“When we launched our immersive audio division in 2020, we knew that Culver City would be a major part of our overall expansion, and this build-out has only increased our appetite for work in this amazing town” adds Mirko Vogel, managing partner and head of immersive development for Vaudeville Sound Canada.
Vaudeville Sound established a new department in 2020 that is focused entirely on developing and producing immersive audio. The company has pioneered the use of enhanced ambisonics and native 3D audio for TV and film, and has broadened its capabilities for the creation, capture and design of natural and hyper realistic 3D sounds. Key recent clients in the immersive audio space include Shutterstock, for which Vaudeville created a large, immersive audio catalog with more than 60,000 assets. Vaudeville also recently completed the full Atmos sound design, mix and master for Jamie Oliver’s “Billy and the Giant Adventure,” a Dolby Atmos audiobook for Penguin Random House.