London facilities house Sanctuary Post has moved into new premises in Frith Street and added audio mixing and track-laying to its DVD authoring and video editing/compositing activities, writes Kevin Hilton.
The services arm of the Sanctuary Group bought DVD audio production company Limitless Audio last December and has used its expertise to build two new sound suites for an undisclosed sum.
Previously based at three sites around Soho, Sanctuary Post is now on a single floor in a custom-built facility. Audio is a significant departure for the facility, although it has also expanded within one of its established areas by building a new Flame compositing suite. An area being targeted in particular is audio for its DVD authoring operation and two former staff at Limitless Potential, Andy Day and Matt Brown, are now employed by Sanctuary Post as audio operations manager and dubbing mixer respectively. Day told Broadcastthat the facility would also be looking for broadcast, voice-over, ADR, Foley, drama and budget feature work.
Both audio suites are Dolby Digital and DTS equipped and are capable of both 5.1 and 6.1 surround sound mixing. Monitoring is on the Dynaudio/TC Air Series, with Air 5s in Studio 1 and Air 15s in Studio 2. Studio 2, the larger of the two suites, is a dedicated mix room and features a Yamaha 02R96 console and a Pro Tools HD capable of working up to 192kHz. Studio 1 is slightly smaller and is based around a Pro Tools Mix Plus for 24/48 operation, with a Yamaha DM1000 desk. It is intended mainly for track-laying. Both rooms are due to be finished by the end of the month.