London, UK (May 11, 2015)—Global Radio in London has replaced its audio post production facilities with two new studios and matching vocal booths designed by studio design consultancy White Mark Ltd.
Global Radio owns numerous radio stations including Heart, Capital, Capital XTRA, Classic FM, Smooth, LBC, Xfm and Gold. The company broadcasts to 23 million listeners each week from every area and to every demographic.
Located in Global Radio's headquarters in Leicester Square, the new studios provide updated facilities for Global Creative, the company's in-house radio advertising specialists. "Global's old facilities were installed during the 1990s and needed updating," says David Bell, White Mark's managing director. "They have now been moved to a self-contained space on the fourth floor of the building where there was room to install two new studios with voice booths."
The main studio has a large control room, projection for voice to picture work, 5.1 surround monitoring and a client seating area. The smaller studio is stereo and is designed for single-user operation and a single voice in the booth.
White Mark was engaged on a design-only basis and worked closely with Global Radio and its regular construction contractor, Transmation.The new facilities are equipped with Pro Tools 11|HD with an Avid S6 control surface, Avalon Design mic preamps and Neumann microphones. The existing Dynaudio Air6 5.1 monitoring system was relocated from the old studio.
The technical install and integration was handled by Global Radio’s technology team and wireman Chris Finney. Global also employed Nichola McCann of Cann Creative to design the interior finishes.