Post Production Studio Builder
With Netflix and Amazon changing the TV and film industry, the demand for quality productions is on the rise, especially in Dolby ATMOS format.
Smart Studio has already built studio facilities for major production houses such as Technicolor, FLIX facilities, Tambourine Studios and 750 mph.
Post-production professionals working long hours demand an acoustically treated space. The fatigue associated with critical audio work is reduced with a balanced room acoustic. This increases productivity, quality and most importantly well being.
Businesses looking to upgrade their audio facilities are always delighted with fixed cost contracting, fast track delivery, and leasing options. Smart Studio is fast becoming the go-to audio studio solution for post-houses in the United Kingdom, with a growing portfolio that’s picking up steam.
The Smart Studio team really excelled themselves on this project. Right from the get-go we established a great working relationship and their speed of response was a key factor in the overall project success.
The build time on site was absolutely amazing compared to traditional building methods for the same style and size of recording studios.
How much does a recording studio cost?
Our complete studio builds start from €30,000. Our cost per square metre is very competitive with high end studio builders. See our cost estimator for more detailed estimates.
There are options to fund the installation of a Smart Studio through leasing; easing the short term capital demands of creating much larger long-term efficiencies.
Dolby ATMOS Compatibility.
With unprecedented worldwide demand for Dolby ATMOS content for streaming service clients such as Netflix and Amazon, Smart Studio’s unique design & build solution enables post production vendors a simpler, more cost-effective way to meet the needs of today and the future.
We have developed a package to enable studio owners and facility managers to apply for and achieve ATMOS certification.
This service covers all of the detail design requirements necessary to meet the required Dolby criteria including rooms dimensions and volume, acoustic criteria and speaker positioning etc. Included is a full set of project drawing for submission to Dolby at application stage.
• Project design drawings for approval by client and submission to Dolby.
• Manufacture off-site as per approved project drawing details.
• Installation on-site covering all labour costs.
• A/V connector panels for speakers, projectors, screens as per Dolby requirements.
• All on a fixed price contract.
Example of technical drawing for ATMOS studio
High Sound Insulation
While other versions of modular studio builds suffer from poor levels sound insulation, Smart Studio system do not. When it comes to delivering on this critical aspect of a studio build, we build box within a box.
Our rooms are built off isolated floor platforms. Walls are decoupled for any/all surrounding structures and the ceiling is supported independently of the walls.
Excellent Room Acoustics
Our approach is to deliver a neutral and natural room acoustic.
But what does that mean?
In the 63hz and the 125hz octave bands we design for an RT time of 0.3 of a second. This guarantees that the room doesn’t suffer from any resonant frequency problems which can manifest themselves as differences in sound depending on where you happen to be standing in the room. This is achieved through a significant amount of panel absorption being incorporated into the room finishes.
We use a considerable amount of 2D diffusion in our designs. Our rooms benefit greatly from the use of diffusion which controls the RT time but delivers an open and natural acoustic environment.
Custom Interior Design
We have huge amount of colours available. We can send a sample swatch out to you when your choosing your colour scheme.
Wherever you want to put your acoustic windows , we design it as standard.
Our music studios feature a range of custom wall mounted diffusion panels to tune the room acoustics. We advise on the placment and requiremnet for these as standard, and there are a number of different designs and finishes available to choose from.
We provide a choice of carpet or a wooden floor depending on the aesthetic requirments. Its also possible to specify whatever floor finish you want as an added extra easily.
We include dimmable LED lighting as standard with our Smart Studios. However, custom extras can be easily added at the design stage.
Testimonials / Previous Music studio builds
“Smart Studio were always going to be our no1 choice for our studio build. We had a tricky space to build in, but we found the perfect solution.
Jim and his team delivered on time, on budget and was very flexible to our day to day business needs. Dean Jones – Head of Audio, Raygun.
FLIX Facilites, Media City Machester
“They delivered on everything on time to a very high standard at good price. The guys at Smart Studio were extremely easy to work with and always took a can do approach in design and on-site. Great people who went the extra mile and delivered a project everyone loves” – Leo Casserley, Owner, FLIX Facilities
Technicolor contracted Smart Studio to build a studio in their new facility at Wolf Studios in 2019. The result was a studio space befitting of the company that brought color to to film in the 1930s, and continues to innovate today.