Entertainment indie Back2back has opened a new audio facility in the Brighton, Back2back Audio.

Taking charge of the purpose-designed audio facility is dubbing mixer and sound designer Wayne Urquhart, the former head of audio at A+E Networks in London.

With over fifteen years in the audio business, Urquhart has mixed and dubbed Help! My House is Haunted, Scrap Kings 2 and Mega Shippers 2 since joining Back2back last year.

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 off-line 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 and 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 said: “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.”

Staff Reporter

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