Post Production

Post-production is a general term used to cover a variety of actions, all of which take place after the actual recording has been completed.  It might include the editing of takes together from session recordings, the tidying of concert recordings to remove gaps and fade applause for example, compilation and restoration from various sources and formats to create a single recording, mixing of multitrack recordings to stereo and surround and the final mastering of an album.

The common thread through these various tasks is that they all take place in our editing studio where we have carefully set up monitoring in a controlled acoustic to allow accurate adjustments to be made.  We monitor on Neumann loudspeakers – regarded as the finest available for classical music – and we are also equipped for 5.1 surround with Genelec active speakers and subwoofer.

For music and speech editing we use SADiE and Reaper multichannel workstations with over 100Tb of hard discs – [MUSIC EDITING]

Compilation involves the assembly of items from several sources into a single recording – [COMPILATION]

Mixing is the process of taking a multitrack recording and producing either a stereo or surround recording – [MIXING]

Mastering is the final stage for all completed recordings – rather like the last quality control stage before it leaves us for manufacture – [MASTERING]

Restoration uses highly sophisticated software to aid in the removal of unwanted noise usually in vinyl or analogue tape recordings – [RESTORATION]

Cedar ReTouch and iZotope RX are revolutionary new processes for removing specific noises from a recording – this could be anything from an audience cough to a passing siren – [CEDAR RETOUCH]

Our track record in Broadcast Post-Production is extensive.  Our editing studio has all the facilities required to produce complex multilayered radio programmes to broadcast specifications including check monitoring, BBC type PPMs and the latest LUfs Loudness Metering systems – [BROADCAST POSTPRODUCTION]