New York (June 24, 2004)–As senior recording engineer and technical director at the HarperAudio division of publishing giant HarperCollins, Richard Romaniello, has a challenging job. Each year, he oversees the production of more than 150 new titles from authors as diverse as Clive Barker and A.A. Milne. For almost ten years, HarperAudio has relied on Sonic Studio for all its production needs and, as the spoken word market continues to enjoy unprecedented growth, they have seen demand spike up as well. To address the need for additional production capacity, Romaniello shopped around and then specified four new Sonic Studio HD digital audio workstations from Sonic Studio, Plymouth MN.
“We produce over 1200 hours of finished audio each year,” said 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. Because we’re the premier spoken word audio company, our brand represents a significant portion of total spoken word sales. We have to maintain the highest quality for our new releases as well as cater to the expectations of our listeners for reissues, and our Sonic HD systems go a long way toward delivering a pristine product. For historical recordings, I rely on NoNOISE to bring things up to modern standards. The current (high density) version is so transparent, it works like magic. Dont remaster without it!
“One other aspect that any professional expects is an equally professional level of support from a manufacturer. Support from Sonic Studio and our dealer has always been exceptional. They’ve never let us down. The four systems were delivered just in time for a spring production push by Sonic Studios Manhattan-based dealer Studio Consultants. With web, CD and other digital delivery increasingly become the dominant means of distribution, the team at HarperAudio is prepared for any new format that comes their way.”
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