TheWorkRoom's world-class recording studio facilities deliver audio production, creative sound design and studio direction for TV, cinema & radio advertising; TV programmes & film. Our award winning sound editors offer a depth of expertise in all aspects of sound recording, mixing formats from 5.1 to Dolby Atmos™, sound design, ADR, Foley recording, and Dolby™ encoding.
TheWorkRoom is the premier ADR studio in South Africa. Our stages are equipped to handle local, ISDN, Source Connect or Skype ADR sessions. We provide a choice of audio and visual cueing systems, support all time codes and video formats as well as provide the widest range of boom and lavalier microphones available. We support all major spotting platforms reducing required setup times.
Our main stage is the first Dolby Atmos HE 9.1.4 enabled facility in South Africa. Whether you require complex immersive feature sound, a 3D commercial or Spatial Audio for Apple or Tidal. We provide Dolby Atmos™ mixing and mastering to Dolby ADM BWF as well as Binaural.
Experienced loop groups and loop group leaders speaking English, Afrikaans, all South African vernaculars as well as other African and several foreign languages are available through our production team. Loop group rates in South Africa compare favourably to the rest of the world.
Our studios are fully equipped to record audio to or from almost anywhere in the world via ISDN or Source Connect Pro Extended. We support all major ISDN codec’s, including APT, Telos and Dolby Fax, as well as ipDTL, Skype or regular phone patches. Our studios support timecode locked multi channel link-ups up to 7.1. We have an extensive tested network of suitable studio partners available from our Partner Directory. Contact us should you require any assistance in setting up a long distance recording.
Our dedicated team of dubbing mixers and coordinators have the necessary skills to handle large-scale localisation and centralised mixing projects re-versioning many projects per year for the local or international markets. Our facilities and efficient workflow mean we can handle everything from full 'lip-sync' dialogue replacement, closely recreating the quality and tone of the original audio, to large quantities of simpler 'UN style' voice over and audio description. We work closely with some of the top translation providers ensuring your script is accurately re-created, or respectfully adapted.
Delivering the right voiceover is a postproduction service that TheWorkRoom has been successfully providing clients for years. Whether it’s the end line on a commercial or the lead character in an animated movie, we can assist. Our database provides over 12 000 local and international voice over artists. Dialect, language supervision and translation services are provided in English, most foreign languages and vernacular.
Having recorded thousands of spoken word productions over the years. With 3 studios, a team of narrators, producers, editors, and check listeners we bring your stories to life. The team prides themselves on curating every aspect of production, including casting and booking the perfect voice for your project.
TheWorkRoom provides custom Foley, sound effects design and location recording services for film, television, 360, VR and Binaural productions. Our ability to service a feature film from location recording through audio-post to the final theatrical mix, has become recognised as one of our most-valued selling points. Our current SFX libraries can be viewed here.
We employ the world’s premier tool sets for restoring and repairing audio or historical recordings. Our processes isolate and eliminate audio artifacts like tape hiss, scratches, clicks, crackles and hums as well as unwanted production elements like wind, microphone bumps, brushes and extraneous noises without compromising the original content. We also provide forensic audio restoration services to enhance audio from poorly recorded sources such as mobile phones, or tapes for use in litigation, hearings or mediation.
Our post production team comes with over 25 years of experience in sourcing and recording music for film, media and advertising. Our studios specialise in music supervision (music search & license) and bespoke music composition.
We employ the most sophisticated media industry firewalls, undergo frequent vulnerability testing and make use of several industry guidelines (TPN & MPAA) to provide comprehensive digital and physical security. We are a Fox approved vendor and a Netflix NP3 certified Partner.
TheWorkRoom is equipped to provide high-speed data transfer facilities through industry approved security transfer protocols with servers located within South Africa and internationally. Efficient data transfer allows us to dramatically improve postproduction workflows and the feasibility of multi-facility, multi-time zone projects.