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.

Phillip Crewe

Project Manager, Project Plan Partners, Technicolor Cardiff.

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

The acousitcs

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.


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