A good look at sound.
Since our Sound Department is the leading house for all dubbing and mixing needs in Germany, it is no surprise that our studio has received the greatest number of film awards in sound design. Our talented, creative and experienced sound designers and mixers can help you realize the potential of your production at the highest professional standard.
Sound is not the achievement of a single person but a symbiotic collaboration between client and sound studio. We aspire to bring you a congenial, harmonious post-production sound experience, one that will help you fully bring to life even the most ambitious visions of the film team. We can create a seamless workflow, which translates into an excellent production value for you. These are, to be sure, your decisions to make... where the sound journey goes and what our part will be in the process.
We offer the entire gamut of support including consulting, planning and production of sound recording, sound editing and sound mixing for film, TV, VOD, webisodes or whatever else you might be working on. Our Sound Studios, in both Munich and Berlin, with their state of the art installations for recording, editing and mixing, enable us to bring your complex visions and ideas to fruition – and it’ll be done on schedule, too.
Inspired. Professional. Efficient. For a listening experience that is more than music to your ears.
Mixing / Re-recording
All the results created in the sound post-production work – often countless audio tracks – come together in the mixing studio. In this final phase of the film sound process, our internationally renowned re-recording mixers, in close collaboration with the director, take the pre-mixed dialogs, sound effects, backgrounds, Foleys and film music, and sculpt them into the ultimate cinematic sound of your project. It is here that the creative and technical responsibility for the entire audio production rests, right up to the final DCP mix and TV or IT master. In addition to the common audio formats for cinema and home entertainment, such as 7.1, 5.1 and stereo, we also offer production in Dolby Atmos with up to 128 channels of output.
Sound Design / Sound Editing
Our sound designers are experts at creating exactly the right soundscape for your project. Our editors take responsibility for the creative processes, and for the communication and organization between the various sound team members involved.
It is our task to ensure that the sound concept underscores the plot and mood envisioned by the filmmakers, so that a coherent and consistent atmosphere can emerge, and nothing is left to chance on your film's audio track, even in its most challenging passages.
Dialog Editing / Production Sound Editing
The originally recorded sound is processed in adherence to the film editorial’s workflows and specifications. This encompasses editing, synching and retouching the original tracks using all the leading-edge sound technology available today. Our top priority when editing dialog is to retain as much of the on-set sound as we can, in order to carry the actors' performances and the director's vision over onto the big screen as authentically as possible.
The Foley artists at work in our Sound Foley studio can make any sound come to life in your film, without having to revert to canned effects. With our collection of sound properties and materials built up over decades, including striking and rare vintage sounds, we have helped hundreds of movies achieve lifelike reality.
Sound Mastering & Distribution
Our range of services of course also includes audio laybacks, editing and distributing all our own and commissioned sound products. Naturally we are conversant with all technical specifications, target formats and deliverables, both in Germany and internationally. This applies to all media in every distribution channel in the entertainment field, be it cinema, TV, Blu-ray, DVD, Web or VOD.
Restoration / Sound Restoration
Being a part of ARRI for such a long time, we dispose over profound expertise in the history of film and many years of experience in the faithful creative restoration and digitization of historical films for both new releases and archiving. We are able to handle all sound formats, including older media such as optical or magnetic sound recordings.