It has six Dolby-certified Atmos stages and specialises in localisation work

Berkshire-based audio post house, Pip Studios, has opened. It offers six purpose-built Dolby-certified Atmos stages at Winnersh, and has been co-founded by Ally Curran, Mark Sheffield and (Molinare managing director) Nigel Bennett.

The facility specialises in audio localisation of feature films, TV and gaming.

Each of the sound stages has a 24-Fader Avid S6 mixing console and can work on both theatrical and home entertainment mixing. They were build and equipped by Level Acoustic Design, Westwood Joinery, HHB Scrub, Bell Theatre Services, AKA, Wire Broadcast, Jigsaw 24 and Dolby.

Bennett said: “The Covid-19 pandemic delayed our official opening by a month, so we used that time to further refine the facility. Happily, we were able to keep building it out with only minor delays on certain materials. The UK production sector has lacked Atmos capacity for a while and opening these six stages now is perfect timing as production starts to ramp up again.”

Curran adds: “We have designed a facility that meet the needs of our clients, whilst ensuring the space is adaptable for a variety of audio work and new business. As a completely new and independent facility we are also able to offer highly competitive rates, as well as being agile and responsive to client needs.”

Sheffield said: “We have been able to bring on-board a highly experienced and well-regarded crew to service our clients work. We might be new and the facilities might be fresh out of the box, but everything is driven by experience and expertise.”