New York City’s Right Track/Sound on Sound Studios has hosted a number of motion-picture projects, including The Producers. Studio A509 and production rooms at 509 West 38th St., as well as Studios A, B and C at the main 168 West 48th St. location have been busy with numerous feature films.
“Over the years, many motion pictures have called on us for tracking and mixing,” reports Right Track studio manager Donna Kloepfer. “Studio A509, the largest dedicated recording studio in New York City, is a favorite of feature-film producers and composers. They also enjoy our ability to follow through in our production rooms and in Studios A, B and C for a complete package of motion-picture services.”
Sony Pictures’ production of Mel Brooks’ The Producers did original score recording in Studio A509 with engineer Frank Wolfe. Producer Doug Besterman remained at Right Track/Sound on Sound for Digidesign Pro Tools editing in one of the company’s production rooms and vocal overdubs in Studio A.
Engineers John Richards and Alan Silverman teamed for Disney’s Casanova,” directed by Lasse Hallstrom and starring Heath Ledger as the fabled romantic. They recorded Alexandre Desplat’s original score in Studio A509 and performed the 5.1 surround mix in Studio C.
Studio C recently had a complete cosmetic facelift and was outfitted with a 72-input SSL 9000 J, an Augspurger main monitor array and an extensive complement of outboard gear.
John Richards was also in demand for Paramount’s 2006 release, Last Holiday,” directed by Wayne Wang and starring Queen Latifah as a shy woman taking a last fling. Right Track/Sound on Sound’s production room hosted composer George Fenton for pre-production and writing; he moved on to Studio A509 to record the score with Richards and finished in Studio A for the 5.1 surround mix.
Disney returned with John Lasseter’s 2006 feature, Cars, the animated saga of a hot-shot stock car who finds the true meaning of friendship and family. Engineer Frank Filipetti recorded and overdubbed Randy Newman’s original songs for the movie in Studio A509 and Studios A and B. he all-digital Studio B is outfitted with a 24-bit, 96k-capable Euphonix System 5 48-fader control surface.
And director Douglas McGrath’s independent feature Infamous checked in to record Rachel Portman’s original score with engineer Richard King in Studio A509.