We offer a full audio post production service, including dialogue editing and mixing, along with ADR for feature films and TV drama. We also act as an end-to-end Sound Producer…

 

It’s been our privilege to record replacement dialogue with many wonderful actors, on a huge variety of feature film and prime-time TV drama projects; and even after all these years, still one of our greatest pleasures is to deliver effortlessly intelligible dialogue recordings for our clients: some of the biggest production companies in the industry, employing the brightest post-production talent, to create engaging, contemporary dramatic content.

You can get an idea of the ADR work we’ve carried out HERE

For ADR, we ask that scripts are delivered to the artist ahead of the session to enable them to read from their own tablet (saving reams of paper) and where possible, that the recording sessions are conducted ‘unattended’ by the client, to reduce the need for travel (another way to keep all of our carbon footprints lighter, too…)

An online audio link via Source Connect, and a video link via Zoom, is easily arranged to enable the artist to be directed, or for clients to watch and listen in. A chaperone remains mandatory however for any minor attending the studio to record.

Our UK Services

You can see our  AU services HERE

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

Use us remotely from wherever you are on the planet, and wherever we are in the world (yes, we operate in both the Northern and Southern hemisphere.)

Creative freedom… Enjoy the liberation of engaging with us whenever, and from wherever, you feel most comfortable and most creative.

The Audio Suite is a highly-regarded digital audio company based in Birmingham, UK, and we are renown for our friendly, personal approach and our impressive yet intimate studio environment… And now The Audio Suite is also operating in ‘beautiful, down-town Brisbane’, AU, too – a development designed to help us better remotely serve a global client base, by offering round-the-clock, file-based audio post-production services. Simply upload the assets to us at the end of your working day, and have your ‘for approval’ material sitting waiting for you on your server the next morning…

We provide bespoke, high value-added audio post-production, dialogue editing, ADR and Voice Over sound services, as well as location sound recording and premier-level Outside Broadcast mixing… And we also provide Talking Book and Podcast recording and editing services, too.

Live remote working is made possible by connecting to us through the industry-standard Source Connect audio over i.p. (AoIP) application; or for those studios or artists without a Source Connect license, the simple and free-to-use Source Connect Now that runs on the Google Chrome browser. We can also use regular Zoom, Skype, Webex or Microsoft Teams applications if that suits you better, or a combination of these separate audio and video links.

We welcome ‘virtual’ visiting clients along with actual visiting artists, especially if they’re fun to be around; so please feel free to use the contact form to check studio availability.

We understand the nature of short-notice bookings and we are as happy and committed to applying our extensive audio post-production skills and experience to a one-hour VO, ADR or TV commentary recording session, as we are to fully supervising a theatrical-release feature film in the role of Sound Producer.

Our Birmingham studios are easily reached and conveniently located, whilst also offering the convenience of remote access to our impressive in-house facilities. All of this is combined with an extensive track-record in audio post-production that runs to many hundreds of hours of prime-time television programmes, TV and cinema commercials, feature films, internal, external and business-to-business communications, podcasts and best-selling talking books.

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The Audio Suite offers a full range of audio production and post-production services, including:
  • Sound Design (with encrypted server delivery)
  • Dialogue Editing and Mixing (with encrypted server delivery)
  • ADR (with Source Connect + video remote access, encrypted server delivery)
  • TV commentary recording (with Source Connect + video remote access, encrypted server delivery)
  • Voice Over (with Source Connect + video remote access, encrypted server delivery)
  • Professional podcasting and Talking Book production
  • Location sound recording
  • Outside Broadcast Mixing and Commentary Engineering

All of our television mixes meet the stringent EBU-R128 standard; and audio assets are delivered securely via our encrypted Cloud Audio Post server.

We’re also experienced in creating TV and Cinema commercials to strict UK specifications. We can arrange Dolby certification through our long-standing associations with good friends such as 750mph and Jungle Studios, Soho.

For further peace of mind, for remote working we offer a free, pre-booking line check to guarantee a smooth session with us.

Please note that our minimum call is 1 hour and all clients are asked to settle our quoted studio fee before a VO or ADR session commences. For clarity, we do not onboard to client accounting systems for any hourly-paid work.

This is applied equally to all studio clients however big or small the company, so respectfully, please do not ask us to take a deferred payment or to offer studio time on any other terms when making a booking. Your booking is only a confirmed session when the fee has been paid, in advance, in full. We accept same-day bank transfers and all major credit cards on our online payment page, HERE

Our biggest challenge with ADR is receiving a client’s ADR assets in good time: often, but not always, this is due to a late picture lock. However, any subsequent late delivery of ADR assets – or out of hours transfer to us – may result in a delayed or re-scheduled session… And only our clients can prevent this unfortunate situation from arising. Preparation for any ADR session is a time-consuming process: pictures must be ingested, cues must be transfered and programmed, and assets need to be loaded, verified and synchronized.

Our transfer department hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, and our ADR asset delivery requirements are HERE

Making a booking with The Audio Suite is deemed to mean that you accept our terms and conditions HERE

About Us

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

We are a unique, award-winning Sound Design consultancy: a team that is lead 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, dialogue and sound effects recording and editing; as well as offering a remotely-linked ADR and voice recording service that has 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, 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 Consultancy service provides support for projects with complex workflow and exacting delivery requirements.

We offer remote workflow solutions, and real-time collaboration through off-the-shelf audio apps such as Source Connect and Clean Feed, and video links through Zoom, Webex and Teams.

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.

See The Audio Suite’s hundreds of credits HERE

Creativity based on experience…

Dr. 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 for the London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games, as well as an audio mixer for the Glasgow 2014, Gold Coast 2018 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. His sound design work in 2023 included ‘Love Island Games’ and the opening and closing ceremonies of the Solomon Islands Pacific 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.

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 is consistent to the Director’s vision, and 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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