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 studios where we have carefully set up monitoring in a controlled acoustic to allow accurate adjustments to be made. Both studios have Quad Electrostatic monitors – regarded as the finest available for classical music – and studio one is also equipped for 5.1 surround with Genelec active speakers and subwoofer.
For music and speech editing we use SADiE multichannel workstations with over 1Tb 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 is a revolutionary new process 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 two editing studios have all the facilities required to produce complex multilayered radio programmes to broadcast specifications including check monitoring and BBC type PPMs - [BROADCAST POSTPRODUCTION]