Encore has appointed Karl Mainzer to the position of senior sound designer and mixer.
Mainzer (pictured), who picked up the Sound Factual Award at this year’s Bafta Television Craft Awards for his work on David Bowie - Five Years, will start work at the Soho facility on 7 July.
He joins Encore from his role as managing director at United Audio Project (UAP), which is being wound down.
Fellow UAP managing director and Bafta Craft winner Rowan Jennings will continue to work as a freelance sound designer across factual and drama programmes.
Encore London director of operations Johnny Whitehead said: “We have worked with Karl on many occasions in the past and have always admired his talent, creativity and ability to consistently deliver mixes of exceptional quality.
“He has a well-established client base with an impressive list of credits that include Nutopia’s The Hunt For Bin Laden and the BBC’s My Murder, both of which were mixed here at Encore.
“This is a really exciting development for Encore and forms part of our on-going strategy to provide the top talent and the best possible service to all clients, for all productions.
“Karl’s recent Bafta for Five Years highlights how highly regarded he is as a mixer and we look forward to his arrival”.
Mainzer said: “Client experience is my number one priority. Being part of Encore’s renowned creative team with the support from in-house supervising sound editors and producers means I can get on and do what I do best – mix and deliver the quality service my clients have come to expect.
“Furthermore, Encore’s sound studios are amongst the most impressive sonic spaces in the UK – I have produced mixes there before, and my clients were overwhelmed by the dynamism and power I achieved”.