UK-based independent entertainment production company back2back has announced the opening of a brand new audio facility in the heart of Brighton in the UK.
Taking charge of back2back Audio is award-winning dubbing mixer and sound designer Wayne Urquhart who previous to his tenure at back2back was head of audio for six years at A+E Networks in London. Urquhart has a total of over 15 years in the audio business,
back2back Audio is an audio and dubbing house occupying all three floors of an 18th century former fisherman’s hut just off the city’s historic seafront. It features the latest Pro tools HD, high spec iMac with plugins from Waves, NUGEN and AVID, mics from Neumann. 5.1 ready with a 24 channel C|24 control surface. Brighton based Altered Images supplied the software and hardware with project consultant Tony Gill acting as project manager and overseeing the installation of the equipment and various systems integration.
Though back2back Audio is being primarily used to service back2back Production’s output, complementing its in-house facilities of nine offline and two online suites, back2back Audio will also offer serviced audio facilities for local indies and London-based producers looking to expand into the regions.
back2back founder/MD David Notman-Watt said: “When we saw the quirky building, a stone’s throw from the seafront, we knew it would be a good fit for us. Not only is it a great location, the building is oozing with history while being extremely well appointed for its new job as a state of the art audio facility. Producers are able to work in light and comfortable soundproofed surroundings and have access to the best that Brighton has to offer on their doorstep.”
Urquhart added: “It’s been such a great learning curve and eye opener to apply my skills and expertise first from a major broadcaster and now a producer perspective. Additionally, this opportunity has allowed me to be involved in the build of a studio from scratch and be very much part of the creative process, career wise, this really completes the circle.”