Crest of a Wave: White Mark installs new Soho suites

Eminent studio and technical design consultancy White Mark has designed and installed two new audio suites at the Soho-based facility of leading post-production company Wave.
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Eminent studio and technical design consultancy White Mark has designed and installed two new audio suites at the Soho-based facility of post-production company Wave.

Established by sound designers Warren Hamilton and Johnnie Burn, Wave already has seven dubbing studios at its London-based facility, all running Soundtracs mixing consoles and 48-track Fairlight MFX3 digital workstations.

Recognising the need to expand, Wave acquired more space on the groundfloor of its existing building – sufficient to construct two new audio suites as well as some additional offices and extra production capacity.

In a further continuation of a long-term association between Wave and White Mark, the latter was enlisted to carry out the design and installation of the new audio suites. Both spaces are now up and running, attracting work from an extensive client base including many of the UK’s top advertising agencies and film-makers.

“This has been a major building project, but it has all come together very well and we are delighted with the work both White Mark and their builder, Oakwood, have carried out on Audio Suites 8 and 9,” said Wave general manager Tari Singh. “Both rooms are equipped with new Fairlight EVO workstations and Genelec monitoring and have Nuendo sound design capability. As with our existing suites, these new rooms are linked to a central server giving them instant access to a sound library with over 500,000 sound effects.”

David Bell, managing director of White Mark, commented: “It bears testament to our long view of facility planning that so many clients return to us when they consider further development. It is easy for designers to offer quick or cheap solutions, but it has always been our aim to have long-term relationships with those who trust us with their projects and it is very satisfying to find, over the years, how many reciprocate that feeling. We are very pleased to have been asked to become involved with this latest chapter in the successful development of Wave’s facilities and have enjoyed working again with everyone there, all of whom we have long regarded as friends.”


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