Ever wanted to record by the sea? back2back, the UK-based independent entertainment production company has announced the opening of back2back Audio, a brand new audio facility located in Brighton.
Heading the new purpose-designed audio facility is dubbing mixer and sound designer, Wayne Urquhart, who before his tenure at back2back was head of Audio for six years at A+E Networks, London. With over fifteen years experience in the audio industry, Urquhart joined the company in 2018 and has mixed and dubbed ‘Help! My House is Haunted’, ‘Scrap Kings 2’ and ‘Mega Shippers 2’ amongst other back2back shows.
back2back Audio takes up all three floors of an 18th century former fisherman’s hut, just off the city’s historic seafront. It features the latest Pro tools HD, high spec iMac with plugins from Waves, NUGEN and Avid, and mics from Neumann. Brighton based Altered Images supplied the software and hardware with project consultant Tony Gill who acted as project manager and oversaw the installation of the equipment and various systems integration.
Though back2back Audio is being primarily used to service back2back production’s output, complementing its in-house facilities of nine off-line and two-online suites, the audio hotspot will also offer serviced audio facilities for local indie musicians and London-based producers looking to expand into the regions.
back2back founder and managing director, David Notman-Watt, said: “When we saw the quirky building, a stone’s throw from the seafront, we knew it would be a good fit for us. Not only is it a great location, the building is oozing with history while being extremely well appointed for its new job as a state-of-the-art audio facility. Producers are able to work in light and comfortable soundproofed surroundings and have access to the best that Brighton has to offer on their doorstep.”
Urquhart commented: ‘It’s been such a great learning curve and eye opener to apply my skills and expertise, first as a major broadcaster and now from a producer perspective. Additionally, this opportunity has allowed me to be involved in the build of a studio from scratch and be very much part of the creative process. Career wise, this really completes the circle.’
For more information, visit back2back’s website.