These Sonic State videos take a look at the Dr. Who sound effect studio:
Doctor Who’s head honcho Russell T. Davies introduces this behind-the-scenes peak into the sound design secrets of Britain’s favourite sci fi series.
All the audio for the show is now put together at the BANG Studios in Cardiff where they not only do all the sound design, SFX and audio post for BBC’s Doctor Who but also Torchwood and other major film and TV projects.
They recently unveiled their Dolby licensed room, featuring a Digidesign D-Control ES desk driving ProTools HD6. There’s also a dialogue, FX and music mixing room featuring HD2, PMCs and a Command 8 mixer. The Foley studio includes yet more Digidesign gear, Dynaudio monitors and a vast array of props demonstrated for us by BANG director Paul McFadden.
Part II features a more in-depth look at the Digidesign Icon desk with BANG’s other director and co-founder Doug Sinclair. Doug also gives the lowdown on how BANG received their Dolby License and how Munro stripped their control room bare in order to bring it up to spec.
There’s also more commentary from Doctor Who’s top banana, Russell T. Davies and some slightly unnerving interruptions from a stray Cyberman.