Brad Pitt was at Lito’s Place, working on ADR sessions for his action film, ‘Fury’. Just as actress Cote de Pablo was, for post-production of Antonias Banderas’ forthcoming movie ‘The 33.’ These are just two of the projects that have been keeping studio owner Manolito Galea busy over the past few months, coinciding with the addition of more Audient gear to the studio that bears his name.
Lito opened his first studio in Malta back in 1990. “Last year’s refurbishment included the installation of the ASP4816 console in our control room; we are just finalizing the new ProTools HD set up which is to be coupled with the Audient ASP510 surround sound monitor controller and we have just opened a new transfer room which features the Audient USB AD/DA interface, iD22,” he says.
With the newly opened transfer room in which houses vintage analogue machines such as Revox PR-99 & B77, Lito and his team are currently working on the transfer and restoration of reels belonging to the Malta National Archives.
Although diversification into other markets – the film industry and restoration projects – is important for business development, Lito knows where his heart lies. “Music production is still at the top of our agenda. Our latest project is the re-production of the song ‘Warrior’, the Malta entry for Eurovision Song Contest 2015,” he says.
“Lito’s Place is made up of a team of dedicated ADR engineers, foreign music producers, plus foreign and local musicians, recording and mixing engineers. Together with Audient equipment, this enables us to meet all our clients’ requirements. We look ahead to a bright future and more Audient equipment at Lito’s Place,” he concludes.