Cranc is an audio post production facility based in Cardiff, south Wales, providing dubbing for documentaries; commercials; promos, animation and drama with sound design and tracklaying for all of the above.
We have three air conditioned studios, each with vocal booth and two tracklaying stations linked via a machine room equipped with a range of broadcast VTR decks.
Studio 1 features a Pro Tools control surface built upon rock solid Pro Tools HD Accel system. Genelec near field monitoring and JBL Control 1's for TV backup. Large Monitor for client viewing. Loaded with pre-digitized - fully searchable sound effects system for instant sonic gratification. Comfortable control room area, with desk for working and vocal booth.
Studio 2 also features a Pro Tools control surface built upon a rock solid Pro Tools HD Accel system. Genelec near field monitoring and JBL Control 1's for TV backup. Large Monitor for client viewing. Loaded with pre-digitized - fully searchable sound effects system for instant sonic gratification. Comfortable control room area and vocal booth.
Studio 3 features a Digidesign ICON ES console, Pro Tools HD system and Genelec 5.1 surround sound system. The large control room was designed for 5.1 surround mixing and has all the gizmos needed for High Def delivery formats. The large booth is a custom designed space built by IAC Acoustics, has multiple Mic sources and can accomodate up to 10 people.
Each room is able to share access to all decks and other services, such as ISDN, Digitizing and archiving. All our work is backed up for future use, call us to restore previous projects.
Tracklaying is an affordable way to prepare projects for studio mixing. The Tracklay room has access to the same huge bank of sound effects as the studios and can also access our whole projects archive to find any sound at our fingertips.
Tracklay is best suited to long form projects like drama, animation e.t.c. The Tracklay room is also suited to intense sound design on short form projects.
For connections to other ISDN equipped studios, our CDQ Prima codec offers high quality lines to anywhere in the world. We regularly connect to studios and individuals in London, Australia, and both coasts of the US. We can record with talent based elsewhere or connect to other studios with an artist present at our facilities.
Our ISDN number is +44 (0)29 20555 416 (x2).
We can accept and ingest material from a variety of tape or file based formats. Picture sources can be from H.264 files or other codecs, as long as the audio is sent separately as OMF or AAF.
We have on site Digibeta, HDCAM and HDCAM SR VTRs and can cater for all split track variants as well as Dolby E encoded audio.
We have an account on YouSendit to enable content delivery to and from Cranc to any email address.
Cranc has always prided itself on the quality of the people working here. We have many years of experience between us and many UK network and international credits, as well as a strong regional connection.
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Daf is somewhere in his 40's - married with 3 kids but just 1 wife. He has over nearly two decades experience in audio post having tracklayed and mixed a vast array of projects.
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Schooled in audio technology and acoustics, Steve has been a full time dubbing mixer for over a decade. Steve is also a self confessed Mac/Photo/Video/Social Networking geek, so get him to fix your laptop while you dub!
Sean arrives at Cranc after a circuitous route which included living in South America for 20 years. With 10 years experience in sound design for animation, film, drama and docs, he's at his happiest when tracklaying, so if you need any choice phrases for your next holiday in Spain, or a great soundtrack for your production, give him a call!