Audio post-production company Fonic has built a new Dolby Atmos mixing studio in East London that’s equipped with PMC monitors, with the 7.1.4 system employing PMC6 monitors for left, right and center channels, a PMC8SUB subwoofer, and Ci45 and Ci30 monitors (four of each) for the surround channels.
It complements Fonic’s other audio facilities that include five sound editing suites, a foley studio, and an isolated voiceover booth. “As a leading sound design post-production house with a rich pedigree, we don’t compromise on the quality of our output or the quality of the technical equipment that we use in our studios,” says Fonic owner Barnaby Templer. “I chose PMC monitors for the new studio because I really like the off-axis sound they deliver. There is a real warmth to PMC monitoring and a wealth of harmonics that make them great to work with, especially over long periods of time. We are all very pleased with the audio quality the new system delivers.”
Founded by Templer and Jake Roberts in 2004, Fonic has helped numerous creative teams win accolades, including Baftas, Cannes Lion awards and multiple film festivals/awards. Based at Hackney City Farm in the heart of London, the company also provides audio services for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Netflix, Amazon, and Mattel as well as for advertisers representing brands such as Jaguar, Rolex, Land Rover, Kellogg’s, Yakult and Chipotle and feature films that include Rose Play Julie, which was voted one of the top 50 films of 2021 by The Guardian.
“All that Fonic has achieved has been made possible by investing in equipment and people with extraordinary talents and years of experience,” Templer says. “Our new Atmos studio represents a major upgrade and a significant investment in our future. Atmos is there to stay. It is what clients want and we needed to be able to meet that demand.”