AID helps VSI build new LA studio complex

Voice and Script International Group (VSI), one of the world’s leading translation and localisation recording companies, recently recruited Audio Intervisual Design (AID) to help design and build a new studio complex in Los Angeles.

VSI is a global service provider for all language needs, offering lip-sync dubbing, voice-over, subtitling, translation, post-production, creative and access services.

AID president Jim Pace and the team at AID worked with Alex Weiser, VSI general manager North America, and the VSI London headquarters team to design and create the three-control room complex, which has two recording spaces and the ability to record both voice and musical instruments, as well as other post-production operations. One of the requirements was the ability to mix in professional Dolby Atmos format for home theatre.

VSI, which has more than 25 years of experience and over 21 facilities worldwide, localises theatrical movies, TV series, documentaries, award shows, advertisements and more.

"Every studio in the group is equipped with the latest ProTools," said Weiser, "which is an international standard for audio recording and mixing. We sometimes mix material here that has been recorded abroad or vice versa. We can also mix several versions of certain content centrally for consistency and quality."

Pace added: ”Oscar Garcia’s involvement as recording engineer and producer is to make sure that vocal believability occurs, which requires a special sensitivity and experience. It requires knowing the abilities of the talent, getting the right talent in, and also working with directors to accomplish this. With their multi-facility locations around the world, there is a lot of interaction. It really is a global company, now with a high-end hub here in Los Angeles."

“AID helped us design the facility in a very innovative way. We have a complex system, but one that is also very flexible,” Weiser concluded. “We use the latest technologies and tools that allow us to provide a fully interconnected facility to manage most any project."

Pictured (L-R) at Voice Script International in Los Angeles are Alex Weiser, VSI general manager, North America; Jim Pace, president of Audio Intervisual Design, and Oscar Garcia, VSI staff audio engineer. Photo by David Goggin.