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Universal Sound Foley

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Universal Sound Foley
+44 (0) 1494 723400
Ian Waggott
Old Farm Lane,
London Road East,
HP7 9DH,

About Universal Sound Foley

Universal Sound is a unique facility being the only one in the country to specialise solely in Foley. As such we have an unprecedented knowledge and ability in the production of high quality Foley tracks, and can provide these at an affordable cost.

We have three purpose built, fully soundproof and acoustically treated Foley studios, together with a large heated water effects pool. The superb facility is complemented by the vast experience of our in house Foley artists, Paul and Ian, together with the technical prowess of the Foley mixers, Phill and Simon.

Universal Sound has vast experience in the production of Foley tracks, from feature films to television drama, animation to natural history, computer games and commercials. We can provide Foley tracks to enhance any production, irrespective of budget, adding reality and drama while facilitating easy production of international deliverables.

Unlike most other facilities that use the dubbing theatre to record Foley in, hiring freelance Foley artists when required, we have dedicated Foley suites and in house Foley artists allowing an unprecedented focus on the production of Foley. There is no compromise at Universal Sound, we aim to create the very best Foley tracks on every occasion.

We do however fully appreciate the excellent work freelance Foley artists provide, and understand that clients like to draw on the diversity they can offer. We are more than happy to work with other artists whenever a client has a specific preference.

Universal Sound has three purpose built Foley suites, each comprising a fully soundproof and acoustically treated Foley studio and its associated mixing theatre.

Studio One is primarily designed for feature films, with the spacious theatre overlooking the sunken Foley studio, separated by an eight meter soundproof glass wall. Picture is provided by an eight meter projected screen, allowing a superb view of artists and picture at once. The Foley studio has a vast array of props and surfaces together with an integral water effects area, allowing just about any conceivable effect to be made.

Studios Two and Three are primarily designed to provide Foley for television productions. They each have a wide range of surfaces and props, and their own water effects area.

In addition is a heated and air conditioned 10m long water effects pool for those water effects requiring a large volume of water.

Technical Information

The Foley is recorded using Pro Tools TDM HD.
Studio One can record at any sample frequency up to 192kHz, either 16bit or 24bit, while Studio Two and Three can record at either 48kHz or 44.1kHz.

Foley can be supplied as Pro Tools or OMF sessions, on DVD, CD, hard drive, memory stick, Tascam DA88 or via Digidelivery or ftp site.

Picture can be provided as QuickTime movie, ideally DV PAL 720x576 or DV NTSC 720x480 or on Betacam SP tape. Other formats are fine and can be transferred before the recording session.


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