The Farm Group is spending more than £1m upgrading the audio studios at its Home facility in Soho.

Three of the first-floor studios at Home will have an acoustic, cosmetic and hardware overhaul as part of the group’s ongoing upgrade programme.

The Pro Tools control surfaces will become Icon D command ESs, and all studios will have independent access to Dolby E and mastering and loudness monitoring tools.

“Our ethos is not to allow our equipment to get old. I don’t see why our staff and clients should have to work with out-of-date kit,” technical director David Klafkowski told Broadcast.

“The suites have been constantly updated but they haven’t been totally refurbished since we installed them in 2000. They need a refresh so that they match up with our other suites, not only in terms of technology but also their look and feel.”

Hardware will be provided by audio post reseller Scrub, technical installation will be by Wire Broadcast, and Roger D’Arcy will complete the acoustic design. AKA Design will provide bespoke furniture.

At the same time, Jamie Selway has been promoted to dubbing mixer.

The Farm Group recently completed full post on the new series of Channel 4’s Shameless.