The Audio Solution for Modern Production
- Why a mobile studio?Does it work as well as a brick-and-mortar studio?
- What kind of equipment do they have?
- Who has used it in the past?
The problem with modern production audio: Scheduling something like a voice-over session often doesn’t factor into the talents’ lifestyles. There are no red carpets there, and no one to say “Lights, camera, action.” Dialogue pickups are even less glamorous, since the actor already performed the scene once. Actors aren’t all divas for finding ADR recording inconvenient; traveling across town to loop a few lines is a waste of time. On the other hand, a mobile recording studio is an economical method for accommodating the wall-to-wall scheduling of the talent’s professional life, while still achieving crystal clarity. This makes it possible for even the most famous superstars to take a moment away from work on another project, step out of their trailer during downtime, or even take a second away from a personal engagement to accommodate the critical voice recording needs of the production.
Components of a mobile recording studio: A mobile studio uses the same essentials as any other recording studio: Great equipment in an environment that isolates sound. But a mobile studio has to pack it all into a much smaller area without sacrificing sound quality. Mobile Studio USA has been built by the masters at Voice Over There, Inc. to be a comfortable Seven feet by fourteen feet by eight feet eight inches of interior space with a five by six foot recording booth. This allows for an engineer and a voice actor to sit quite comfortably, plus room for another performer if necessary without squeezing. Top quality soundproofing allows for an environment that can be easily climate controlled, answering one of the first questions on anyone’s mind. The air conditioning and Honda Whisper generator are positioned where they won’t be heard on the recording.
Mobile recording equipment Fortunately, modern recording equipment continues to miniaturize, allowing the digital components to be among the easier tools to port into the studio. Mobile Studio USA features the toolbox of an industry standard recording house. This includes computers equipped with ProTools along with DigiDesign 003 controller. The studio is also equipped with wifi for general use. Syncing with video or recording audio commentary is a breeze with an HD monitor in full view of the recording booth.
A mobile studio with a solid reputation The mobile sound studio option may be new, but nonetheless, we at Mobile Studio USA have been doing this for years. We’ve worked with major television producers in association with all the major networks, and featuring A-list talent. We’re known for providing a seamless service that adds convenience, not cost, to any production. Mobile Studio USA has not only traveled far and wide, allowing studio recordings where it never seemed possible, but we’ve also parked our trailer-studio on bustling city streets without loss of quality, thanks to our -50dB sound deadening. Our portability allows us to fit comfortably in the driveways of stars and non-stars alike when the situation calls for it. The producers of shows like Parenthood, The United States of Tara, and Hells Kitchen have turned to us. Just a few of the stars who’ve recorded in our booth are Katy Perry, Sean Penn, Steve Carell, Usher and Willem Dafoe.