Stage 1 boasts a spacious 48m² (520ft²) control room that can accommodate up to 10 clients, with the 21m² (230ft²) recording room that can accommodate up to 8 artists. Stage 1 is the first Dolby Atmos HE enabled facility in South Africa. The environment is ideal for recording ADR and loop groups or for mixing all theatrical formats from 5.1 to Dolby Atmos 9.1.4. Stage 1 is a single or dual operator suite equipped with the latest Pro Tools HDX systems, 17 fader Avid S1 + Avid Control, JBL Cinema Array, 5.5m acoustically transparent screen with 2K projection, audio & visual ADR cueing system, a selection of world-class outboard gear, Izotope advanced audio restoration tools and Cedar noise removal.
Live video and audio streaming assists remote workflow solutions which are provided through system integrated Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Hangouts. All studios have access to our machine room housing Telos, APT & Dolby Fax ISDN codecs, Source Connect Pro Extended facilities and Dolby encoders. Our server’s hold hundred of thousands of sound effects and all the production music libraries you could possibly need.
Some of our available microphones include Neumann U87AI’s, Neumann U87’s, Neumann TLM 103’s, Neumann KMR81, Sennheiser MKH60, Sennheiser MKH416, Sennheiser ME66, Schoeps CMIT 5U, Sanken CS1, Sanken COS 11D, Countryman B6, DPA 4060 and Sony ECM 77B. All our suites are networked so that we can always access your session.
The installation of a generator and backup UPS’s, means all studios including air conditioning and fresh air supplies remain fully operational during national power outages aka “load shedding”.
Wireless Internet, full catering and dedicated parking is provided for all clients.