New York, NY (July 6, 2005)–Sound Lounge is expanding into feature films, hiring mixer Tony Volante, a veteran of more than 50 feature film mixes including Cinderella Man, where he was Foley mixer. Additionally, the company is adding a new, state-of-the-art mixing suite, featuring a Digidesign ICON integrated console, to its Manhattan facility.
Sound Lounge has been considering entry into long-form mixing for some time, according to principal Tom Jucarone. “We are always looking toward the future and seeking new genres where we can apply our resources and talents,” he said. “Tony’s availability and interest in joining Sound Lounge enables us to service television and film clients at the same high quality that we provide in commercials.”
“I’ve worked with Tony previously on the films L.I.E. and The Ramones: End of the Century and have always felt he would make a great addition to Sound Lounge,” added Marshall Grupp, Sound Lounge partner and principal of Marshall Grupp Sound Design and Music. “Tony brings a diverse background to Sound Lounge, including a wealth of experience in features, documentaries, records and commercials. He also shares our personal and professional values and our commitment to quality.”
For his part, Volante said the Sound Lounge offers him the technical support and infrastructure to further his work in features, while providing an opportunity to pursue other types of work. “I am proud to be associated with Sound Lounge, a company with an exemplary national reputation,” he said.
The specific Digidesign ICON D-Control console that Sound Lounge has acquired was previously used by Skywalker Sound to mix Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The system will be housed in a new mixing suite, the studio’s ninth. The suite will have a dedicated voice-over booth and will be connected to Sound Lounge’s other facilities, including its vast sound effects library, via a high-speed network.