LONDON — Wise Buddah Studios (www.wisebuddah.com) is upgrading a second sound suite to 5.1 after seeing an increase in high-end audio post for television work. The studio has also added former Pinewood Studios mixer James Doyle to its roster. He will serve as a dubbing mixer at the facility.
The upgraded Studio 3 will see a new Avid C24 control surface along with 5.1 monitoring, a dedicated Foley area, voiceover facilities and improved acoustics. Monitors will be upgraded to Focal Solo 6be. The effort is the beginning of a 24-month plan to upgrade Wise Buddah’s entire central London facility. Senior engineer Jon Last will manage the effort.
"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,” explains Wise Buddah managing director Dave Holt. “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, Zingzillas and Would I Lie To You? for the BBC and Guinness World Records Smashed 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, as the original dialogue mixer.
Work on Studio 3 should be completed by the end of May.