London-based Wise Buddah Studios is upgrading a second sound suite to 5.1 after seeing an increase in high-end TV audio post-production work. An overhaul of Studio 3 will see a new Avid C24 control surface installed along with Focal Solo 6be 5.1 monitoring, a dedicated Foley area, voiceover capabilities and improved acoustics. The move signals the start of a 24-month process - to be managed by senior engineer Jon Last - that will see the whole of Wise Buddah’s central London facility upgraded. In addition to the facility upgrades, Wise Buddha has appointed James Doyle (pictured), formerly from Pinewood Studios, as the company’s dubbing mixer. His feature film credits including Justin and the Knights of Valour - on which he was the voice director - and Disney/Pixar’s Brave (original dialogue mixer) as well as two live action Ken Loach films; Route Irish and Looking for Eric. Managing director Dave Holt commented: “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. 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." www.wisebuddah.com
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