As senior recording engineer and technical director at the HarperAudio division of publishing company HarperCollins, Richard Romaniello oversees the production of more than 150 new titles from authors including Clive Barker and A.A. Milne. He also works more than a dozen restoration projects for re-issues of classic titles, some originating from 1952, while maintaining the high standards that the company requires.
For almost 10 years, HarperAudio has used Sonic Studio for all its production needs. As the spoken-word market continues to grow, Romaniello specified four new Sonic Studio HD digital audio workstations. ”We produce over 1,200 hours of finished audio each year,” commented Romaniello. “We couldn’t do that kind of editing on any other system. Sonic is the best darn editor on the planet and the [built–in] multitasking is like having an assistant working ’round the clock.’
“For historical recordings, I rely on NoNOISE® to bring things up to modern standards,” he continued. “The current [high-density] version is so transparent, it works like magic—don’t remaster without it! Support from Sonic Studio and our dealer has always been exceptional. They’ve never let us down.”
The four systems were delivered in time for a spring production push by Sonic Studio’s Manhattan–based dealer Studio Consultants.
For more information on HarperAudio, visit www.harpercollins.com/hc/aboutus/imprints/audio.asp. For more information on Sonic Studios’ HD workstation, visit www.sonicstudio.com/products_ss_hd.html.