Online Sound Design and Mixing
No matter where you are in the world you can have the sound of your film mixed and designed without having to leave the office! Keeping carbon debt to a minimum we provide a pristine and attractively priced online service tailored to the specific requirements of your project. Read more about the 4 most used online workflows
Sound services for:
• television (EBU R128, ATSC A/85)
• 3d/360 sound, ambisonics & binaural
• running stills (binaural photos)
• trailer (optional picture cut)
• audio restoration... more about restoration
• We offer high speed file transfers through our FTP @ 500Mbps up/500Mbps down
The Online Workflows
online workflow 1: Mixing
This workflow involves exclusively the mixing process which is included by default in workflows 2 and 3.
As soon as you send us the required files and information we start setting things up. We will equalize, edit, sweeten your tracks and arrange them in stems (pre-mixes). We will then mix down to the requested output format. That can be anything from conventional stereo up to 5.1, 7.1 and other formats of spatial audio like binaural, 3d/360 sound and third order Ambisonics. Television programs will be mixed according to the loudness EBU R128 or ATSC A/85 standard. For projects destined for the "big screen" the multi-channel stems will be preserved as pre-mixes and rerecording will take place at a fully approved theater mixing stage (Dolby certified). Whether cinema or television, documentary or commercial, target is at all times a solid and dynamic mix that translates well into the specific medium and faithfully represents the style of your production. When the mixing process is finished you can download the final mix(es) by logging into your FTP user account. Depending on deadlines we will be happy to provide you along the way with temporary draft mixes.
online workflow 2: Sound Design and Mixing (picture at locked stage)
The mixing process is preceded here by the groundwork of filmsound: Sound Design! Read & watch: Why Sound Design Matters
When the process of Sound design is completed, mixing takes place as described above in workflow 1.
online workflow 3: Sound Design and Mixing (picture at script stage)
This workflow is actually workflow 2 but with one notable difference. Here you choose to contact us at the pre-production/script stage of your film/documentary project. We start designing the soundtrack right out of the unfilmed script or storyboard. This fresh approach of the storyline leaves more space open for creativity which would otherwise disappear when the picture editing had taken place. Storyline moments or scene changes with significant potential for sound-picture interaction can be picked out at this stage and taken into account during shooting or picture editing. Summing up, by choosing this workflow our contribution to the project starts from the very beginning, ensuring maximum consistency between storyline and soundtrack. Again here, after the sound design process is completed mixing takes place as described above in workflow 1
online workflow 4: Sound Design only (picture either at locked or script stage)
This workflow is an alternative for workflows 2 and 3. The difference here is that the sound design process is not followed by the mixing/rerecording process. At the end of this workflow you will receive the stereo or multichannel undipped versions of the sound design pre-mixed stems (atmospheres, SFX, foley, BG's etc). Those can be further processed by the post production facility or final mixing stage of your choice.
Scoring and Narration
We can arrange for full or additional scoring and narration. We work together with award winning music composers and native speaking voice-over artists.