ADR - Automatic Dialogue Replacement

   Filmmakers often run into trouble with audio, and it's often not the fault of the recordist. Who could have predicted the bird's chirping, the car honking? The crosswalk beeping or door creaking? Sometimes the mic picks up the sound from the wrong angle and sounds unnatural. Or perhaps the acting was superb but the vocal performance just wasn't what you had in mind. Whatever the cause or reasoning to replace, don't worry about it - it's not the lengthy process of the past. A voice recording session and a few button presses quickly remedies the problem.

Editing and Mixing

   Splicing audio, fades and cross fades, and getting it all to sound right. Some examples of editing and mixing include:

  • Editing dance tracks together for duration, tempo matching, and ease of playback
  • Mixing together multiple takes of a recording to sound natural
  • Mixing multiple tracks together to create one audio file
  • Tuning vocals

Restoration and Cleanup

   You don't have to make due with poorly recorded audio, it can be restored and revitalized.  A thin voice over can be made full, background noise reduced or removed, and unintentional noises like birds chirping or footsteps deleted leaving everything else in tact. There are any number of reasons you would want to do this:

  • Preparing courtroom material
  • Video post production
  • Archiving
  • Restoring memories from cassette or other obsolete media

File Transfer

   Transferring audio from one format to another can be a royal pain. Trying to get your audio from old, outdated formats to a digital file does not have to be difficult.  I can do everything from cassette tapes to vinyl records, as well as pull audio from video files or even extract it from websites such as youtube.

   Sometimes even going from digital to digital can be overwhelming, such as when you need to convert your entire audio library to another format. Or when you have a file in the wrong bit depth or sample rate. Permanent Records is equipped to do large batch-file processing in a short amount of time.

  • DAT
  • 8-Track
  • Vinyl
  • Cassette
  • ADAT
  • VHS