Audioloc to leave its Crystal Palace

Audioloc's mixing theatreSound company Audioloc will move out of its Lindfield facilities, and start offering its services via a network of freelancers operating at their home studios.

“We’re very positive about this move because we’ll continue our sound supervision work, rather than spending so much energy maintaining a facility that is not needed anymore.  It’s a sign of the times; does it really matter these days whether you’re working in the next room or the next suburb?” managing director John Dennison told Encore.

Dennison said that the end of their lease at the Screen Australia complex in Lindfield was an “appropriate” time for this move, due to the state of the industry and the overhead costs that made it impossible to sustain the facilities, including the Crystal Palace mixing room.

“We have a strong  team and with the nature of technology, we don’t all have to be all in one place anymore. The main draw to a large facility like this is the mixing theatre and the foley facilities, which we will maintain.

“The Crystal Palace is one of the finest sound rooms in the country, and it’s a shame that we can’t keep it available to the industry. If the industry doesn’t require it, then we don’t see any reason to be its caretakers,” said Dennison.

Dennison and his crew will utilise their own home studios, but the change will not affect any of the productions Audioloc is currently working on, such as John Winter’s feature Black & White & Sex and Peter Hegedus’ documentary My America.

“It’s very well set up. Our full-time employees have made the transition to freelance work, but they’re part of the team and we will continue to work with them as usual. Many of our team prefer to work in their home studios because of convenience and time saved. We already do long distance work with overseas productions , so it’s not a radical change,” said Dennison.

According to Dennison, some of the Audioloc equipment has enhanced their personal facilities, while the equipment currently in the  main mixing theatre will be sold.

“It would be a wonderful opportunity if someone wanted to come here and utilise in situ, but our intention is to sell equipment,” he said.


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