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Holy live language dubs, Batman!


Fully syncronised foreign language live dubs of Batman Live have been created by out post sound, writes Erica Basnicki


The production has enjoyed runs in Switzerland, France and Germany


OUT POST SOUND has created fully syncronised dubbed versions of the Batman Live World Tour for foreign language audiences. Working with production company


Water Lane Productions, sound designer Simon Baker and sound engineer Simon Fox, out post sound has developed a workflow process that enables the cast to perform to a fully syncronised dialogue track in any language.


Fox commented: “The greatest challenge has been to maintain the


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After using two rented M7CL digital mixing consoles on a trio of highly successful concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last year, Yamaha reports that British songwriter/performer Paul Carrack was “so impressed” that he and his production team went out and bought their own pair. Having recorded the album A Different Hat with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Carrack squeezed the entire orchestra into the Royal College of Music’s 400-capacity Britten Theatre for the concerts.


Space was at a premium so a pair of


Yamaha M7CL-48ES consoles was employed for mixing front of house and monitor sound. Carrack is also keen on the StageMix iPad app. “StageMix is a brilliant innovation, it’s fantastic for soundchecks and means I can set up my own mix onstage,” he says. “It also allows our monitor engineer to set up mixes without having to stand behind the desk, it’s a great little tool. Together with the M7CLs, its incredible –definitely the way to go!” www.yamahacommercialaudio.com


realistic audio quality of the piece and continue to ensure that the audience feel the action is coming from the stage.” Out post sound worked with translators


and casting agents to bring together actors to recreate the performances brought to life by the UK cast. The dialogue was then recorded and edited at out post’s Brighton and London studios. After a successful initial run in Switzerland, France and Germany out post is now working on Czech and South American versions. www.batmanlive.com


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