The post-production facilities at The Classical Recording Company provide the ideal location to compile, edit, mix and master radio programmes.
With industry standard SADiE Version 4 and 5 workstations and many years of experience in programme making for both BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, we are able to realise all types of programme from a simple ‘presenter + music’ to complex multi-layer montages and dramas. We can accept raw material on almost any analogue or digital format and have extensive audio restoration tools for dealing with historic or “difficult” material.
As a regular programme supplier to Radio 3, we also have direct high-speed FTP access to the new VCS playout system allowing finished programmes to be uploaded directly to the BBC’s servers as FLAC encoded WAV files.
Many independent producers, already equipped with their own SADiE systems, bring partly completed programmes in to us on hard disc for final mixing and mastering. This gives the great benefit of a controlled monitoring environment at the most critical stages and with standard BBC PPMs, mono check loudspeakers and an understanding of the over-controlling requirements of different networks, we are able to ensure that the finished programme fully meets both technical and artistic specifications.
Our post-production has won many prestigious awards including Gold in the Best Feature category of the 2004 Sony Radio Awards for “Lance Corporal Baronowski’s Vietnam”, a Loftus Production for BBC Radio 4. The Sony Radio Academy Award citation described the programme as ‘A beautifully produced account of an extraordinary man in an extraordinary family at an extraordinary moment in world history.’