Manila’s WildSound Studios opens Atmos mixing suite

Established Philippines-based sound and location recording company WildSound Studios recently completed a Dolby Atmos audio mixing studio courtesy of the Walters-Storyk Design Group.

Company owners Mike Idioma and Tony Tuviera found an ideal space in Quezon City’s Sampaguita Pictures Compound, and reached out to WSDG to create a state-of-the-art mixing theatre for their film and video production clients.

WSDG Brazil partner Renato Cipriano met with Mike Idioma to discuss the new studio – a 640 sq. ft. mixing room with an 11’ high ceiling. The WildSound team envisioned a spacious mixing theatre with a large screen, multi format projection, an expansive mixing desk, comfortable seating and impeccable acoustics.

Emblazoned with deep red fabric covered walls and ceiling acoustic panels, and a natural wood rear wall resonator, the WildSound Mixing Suite is a vibrant workplace.

Seven banks of Dolby-certified, Atmos speakers are set in groupings of four each on the side and rear walls and two ceiling mounted quartet banks, while the mixing desk features an Avid Icon D -Control ES 32 faders console and a 203” x 100” – 240” diagonal perforated screen. The red fabric client couch was set on a 3” high platform in front of the desk and well within the mixing area sweet spot.

WildSound also offers sound effect design, Foley, localisation and synching services.

“WildSound is considered as one of the Philippines’ most creative and technically advanced sound recording and mixing companies,” remarked Cipriano. “Their credits include numerous award-winning films. This new Dolby Atmos Mixing Suite represents an important step in their continuing growth. WSDG is delighted to have helped them create this impeccable room, and we are currently developing TVJ Stage, a second (and larger) 1480 sq. ft. film mixing suite to accommodate their growing client base.”

“We had an outstanding experience with WSDG,” Idioma added. “Their design met all our requirements for a handsome room with extraordinary acoustics. Our initial broadcast and cinema clients have been extremely pleased with the work they’ve mixed here, and word is spreading throughout the Philippines that we have one, if not the best of the best facilities in the country.”