Studio Upgrade Leads Wise Buddah TV Push


Experienced dubbing mixer James Doyle appointed and re-vamp of Studio 3 underway as Wise Buddah caters for an influx of TV dubbing work

Last Updated: April 24, 2013 4:19 pm GMT
(London, United Kingdom--April 24, 2013) Wise Buddah Studios has appointed a new dubbing mixer and is upgrading a second sound suite to 5.1 after seeing an increase in high-end TV audio post-production work.

Former Pinewood Studios mixer James Doyle has been added to its roster of sound engineers while an overhaul of Studio 3 will see a new Avid C24 control surface installed along with 5.1 monitoring, a dedicated foley area, voiceover capabilities and improved acoustics.

The move signals the start of a 24-month process - to be managed by senior engineer Jon Last - that will see the whole of Wise Buddah's central London facility upgraded.

Wise Buddah managing director Dave Holt said: "As well as adding more capacity for 5.1 mixing, the addition of a well specified foley space will improve our capabilities for both TV and advertising clients. At the same time, talent is a key ingredient of what we do so having James join the team, with his enthusiasm and experience, will significantly bolster our TV and film offering, helping us to take further advantage of the opportunities that we've been developing in recent years."

Doyle spent seven years at Pinewood Studios before joining Soho Square Studios and most recently Brown Bag Films in Dublin. His TV credits include Sadie J, Born Survivor (Diverse), Zingzillas and Would I Lie To You? (Zeppotron) for the BBC and Guinness World Records Smashed (Outline Productions) for Sky.

Doyle has also worked on a number of feature films including Justin and the Knights of Valour - on which he was the voice director - and Disney/Pixar's Brave (original dialogue mixer) as well as two live action Ken Loach films, Route Irish and Looking for Eric.

As part of the studio upgrade, the control room in Studio 3 will be re-engineered with the existing Pro Control mixing surface replaced with a new Avid C24. Monitors will be upgraded to Focal Solo 6be and from stereo to 5.1 making it suitable for HD work -including Dolby E - as well as pre-mixing for cinema ads and feature films.

A large voiceover and foley area will be added to the live room in Studio 3 while a cosmetic makeover will improve the working environment for clients recording DVD commentaries and completing both face-to-face and ISDN interviews.

Recent Wise Buddah audio post-production credits include the 5.1 mix on Girls Aloud Ten for MTV as well as Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records (ITV/IMG Media), Goodbye Television Centre (BBC) and ADR work on House of Anubis (Lime Pictures/Nickelodeon).

The Studio 3 upgrade will be completed by the end of May. James Doyle starts with immediate effect. ENDS

About Wise Buddah Studios
Wise Buddah's Studio division operates five high-spec sound suites that can be used for a range of post-production and production purposes including: 5.1 and stereo TV, commercials and feature film mixin; podcast production; ISDN interviews; vocal recording; remixing and music production; acoustic sessions; and live and pre-recorded radio shows.

Wise Buddah Studios is part of the Wise Buddah group that also includes divisions for Content, Talent and Jingles.


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