The business of film and television production has changed – and excitingly, so has The Audio Suite!

We are an online-only audio post production service, offering dialogue editing and mixing, for feature films and TV drama.

We also provide salvation for nightmare audio recordings, thanks to our Clip Clinic® restoration service, and act as an end-to-end Sound Producer.

It’s been our privilege to work on a huge variety of feature film and prime-time TV drama projects over the last quarter-century or so; and even after all those years, one of our greatest pleasures is still to deliver effortlessly intelligible dialogue and emphatic mixes for our clients: some of the biggest production companies in the industry, employing the brightest creative talent, to deliver engaging, contemporary dramatic content.

Now, after almost 25 years of service as a proudly Birmingham-based facility house for our sound editing and mixing clients, The Audio Suite’s audio post-production offering has moved home to an online-only service; as we look towards the future and fully embrace the way in which we all work these days in professional post-production – with workflow and processes that involve remote collaboration, file-based transfers and digital asset exchange.

We’ve also introduced three additions to our repertoire: the Sound Producer, our Sun-downer edit, and a ‘get out of jail’ Clip Clinic® sound resotoration service.

Use us remotely from wherever you are on the planet, at wherever we are in the world (these days we’re happily operating in both hemispheres) and find creative freedom. Enjoy the liberation of engaging with us from wherever, and whenever, you feel your most comfortable and most creative. Because that definitely works for us…

Our Services

Audio post-Production that doesn’t CO2t the earth…

The Audio Suite is a highly-regarded digital audio company that originated in Birmingham UK, and we’re renown for our friendly, personal approach and for an assurance of high-quality.

We provide bespoke, high value-added audio post-production and also understand the nature of short-notice or modest fee bookings. We are as happy and committed to applying our extensive audio post-production skills and experience to a short-form, non-broadcast project, as we are to fully supervising a theatrical-release feature film in the role of Sound Producer; and our extensive track-record in audio post-production runs to many hundreds of hours of prime-time television programmes, feature films, TV and cinema commercials, internal, external and business-to-business communications, podcasts and best-selling talking books.

Now, The Audio Suite is operating online from ‘beautiful, down-town Brisbane’, AU – a development designed to help better remotely serve a global audio post-production client base, and including offering our ‘Sun-downer’ service: a round-the-clock, file-based audio post-production service, that takes advantage of the time difference between the UK, the US and Australia. (Conveniently, Brisbane is 10 hours ahead of GMT and 17 hours ahead of PST.)

Simply upload the assets at the end of your working day, and have your ‘for approval’ material sitting waiting for you on your server the next morning… We do the work ‘overnight’ whilst you sleep. Or party. (Or whatever!)

We also provide an audio ‘safety net’ for when things have gone terribly wrong, and an editor is facing an audio nightmare… Our state-of-the-art ‘Clip Clinic’ is at hand to process remarkable sound restoration on dialogue clips that would either be left out of the edit, or marked as requiring expensive re-recording. Simply use our contact form for instructions on how to send us your problematic sound.

The Audio Suite offers a full range of audio production and post-production services, including the Sound Producer role.
But what is a feature film ‘Sound Producer’?

Most people understand that in the music industry, a record producer is tasked to oversee the recording, arrangement and mixing of hit singles and albums for global artists. Put simply, the Sound Producer role is our equivalent for movies. As a feature film Sound Producer, Neil Hillman MPSE draws on his considerable experience and enviable CV as a Production Mixer on location, as well as his work in audio post-production as a Dialogue Editor, an ADR Mixer, a Sound Designer, a Re-recording Mixer and a Supervising Sound Editor.

Neil’s Sound Producer role is a single-point of reference for the pre-production, production and post-production of ‘all things audio’ in any project; with a responsibility for overseeing quality, style and strategy, as well as developing the full emotional impact of a soundtrack on audiences. Why is this last point important? Because whilst sound is said to be 50% of the product, research shows that sound is actually 80% of an audience’s emotional experience.

So in short, the Sound Producer is about delivering peace of mind to Producers and Directors for any moving picture production’s soundtrack – from concept, right the way through to completion.

For maximum flexibility, this role can be billed by the half-day, full day or per week; or on application, by determining a cost-effective project fee.

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About Us

The Audio Suite is a very different kind of sound studio.

We are a unique, award-winning Sound consultancy: a team that is led by Dr. Neil Hillman MPSE. We provide bespoke, high value-added audio post-production services for feature film clients that includes sound design, sound supervising, as well as dialogue and sound effects editing. We’ve also been used on feature film productions such as ‘Lincoln’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’, and notable television drama series such as ‘Bridgerton’, ‘Line of Duty’ and ‘Dr. Who’.

“When the sound is bad, you notice the sound…
When the sound is good, you notice the pictures.”
Neil Hillman

“The eye sees better when the sound is great.”
Steven Spielberg

“We chose Neil Hillman and The Audio Suite for this project because of their first-class reputation and proximity to talent. We were pleased with their contribution to the film and impressed with the ease in which The Audio Suite studios and our sound team at Skywalker Sound were able to work together, linking the two studios in real time to accomplish the necessary work.”
Mark Graziano, Vice President of Post-Production for DreamWorks.

Who we are…

The Audio Suite is a leading digital audio company, serving a global client base remotely and online, whilst retaining the comforting feel of an in-house facility.

For close to a quarter-century, we have been a trusted supplier to major advertising agencies, Indies, Super Indies and creative corporate clients; as well as the major broadcast channels. We also now operate in the southern hemisphere.

Our high-quality audio solutions are designed for features, broadcast and corporate film makers, whilst our Sound Consultant and Sound Producer services provide support for projects with complex workflow and exacting delivery requirements.

As a sound design practice we use imagination, ingenuity, inventiveness and originality, utilising all aspects of sound, to develop, reinforce and intensify visual images. We give them impact, we make them memorable.

We create and craft soundtracks for the world that your ideas inhabit… Giving them impact and meaning… Making the message memorable for your audience… All of which results in increased levels of emotional engagement.

The Audio Suite is one third of the Sound Producer Group, that also comprises of the Sound for Moving Pictures academy, providing fundamental sound training for next generation filmmakers, and The Sound Coach, offering 1-to-1 support for serious and ambitious developing professionals.

Creativity based on experience...

Neil Hillman MPSE leads The Audio Suite, and he has a reassuringly extensive and impressive track-record in location sound recording, audio production and audio post-production: including credits for editing and mixing many hundreds of hours of prime-time television programmes; feature films; TV and cinema commercials; as well as internal, external and business-to-business communications, podcasts and Audible ‘Best Seller’ Talking Books. Outside of the studio, Neil has been engaged as an audio engineer by the Host Broadcasters for the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020ne Olympic and Paralympic games, as well as an audio mixer for the Glasgow 2014, Gold Coast 2018 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Recent sound design and mixing work includes the opening and closing ceremonies of the Solomon Islands 2023 Pacific Games, and Reality TV shows 'Love Island USA' and 'Love Island Games'.

Neil's 2017 Ph.D. by Practice concerned 'Emotion in Sound Design', the first of its kind, and allows a unique perspective to be brought to achieving enhanced audience engagement for client soundtracks.

As a feature film Sound Producer he works at Producer-level, with executive responsibilities for a project's sound bible in pre-production; and then by overseeing both the production sound and audio post-production stages, he ensures a project's soundtrack has emotional impact, is consistent to the Director's vision, and meets the Producer's budget. From concept and drafts, right through to completion and delivery.

See a list of Neil's 1,000+ IMDb credits HERE


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Neil Hillman's book details a decade of digital development (2000 - 2010) in the professional audio-for-picture sector; and is written with humour and passion from first-hand, operational experience.