Honolulu, HI (December 11, 2006)–The one thing that has not been lost on ABC’s hit television series Lost is the quality of the sound. Tony Hugar, the ADR mixer for Lost, utilizes an Apogee DA-16X and an AD-16X with X-HD cards connected to his Pro Tools rig at the Audio Resource Honolulu studios in Hawaii to re-create the dialogue for the show.
Hugar recognizes the importance of having the highest quality converters when looping for projects. He elaborated, “Nothing is more recognizable to our ear than the human voice. It is said that infants recognize their parents from the womb. We recognize friends or family on the telephone immediately even if we haven’t talked for months. If something is off with a voice, we hear it.
“In ADR/looping for film and TV, hearing a line stand out is bad. The transparency and the clarity of my Apogee converters allow the lines I record for Lost to blend right into the production lines. And the open quality captures all the emotion of the original performance.”
Three seasons later, Hugar is still mixing for Lost. Yet despite the show’s demanding schedule, he is constantly expanding his list of credits with a variety of other projects. His recent work includes ADR mixing for the film Santa Clause 3, and Sony Animated Picture’s upcoming feature Surf’s Up, DVD commentary track recording for Desperate Housewives, character recording for the video game of Scarface, and the live recording for AOL of Jack Johnson’s Kokua Festival.