Five Deadly Venoms – English Dub Fun

So a friend of mine, Big Mike, told me about this dubbing contest hosted by Celestial Pictures and I thought that sounded fun. I went to the site and saw that is was for the kung fu film classic “Five Deadly Venoms”! Now, I have a special place in my heart for these old kung fu films as I got my start in voice over dubbing these, so we decided that we should stay true to the original and try and remaster the audio.

When I say “we” – it’s because I roped a couple friends of mine into doing it with me. Gary Gibbons – music (Check out his band’s fan page on Facebook ) and Head of Audio at Red Angel Studios, Phil Bagshaw.

I sat down and retimed the dubbing script, while Gary composed new music and Phil thought about the sound. It was a great process, and we all had fun re-dubbing the film, recording foley, making music and sound effects. All in, it took us three days or so and we won third place! Can’t wait to get those posters! So without further ado – Please check out the dub.

Red Angel’s Rode Reel Entry

Hey all,
So we at the studio decided to enter this short film competition sponsored by Rode Microphones. The film takes place in our studios, so if you’d like a glimpse of Red Angel Studios and a chance to chuckle then please check out our short film below.

http://www.rodemic.com/myrodereel/watch/998

Studio UPGRADE!!!! SSL X-Logic and Apogee Symphony powered!

Wooo hoo! So after a very easy setup and a weeks worth of tweaking we think we’ve got the new setup at Red Angel Studios operating at tip top performance!

Check out the difference between VO recordings on the same microphone from our last system (tascam fw-1800) and our new system (ssl x-logic x-rack w/ apogee symphony i/o) ! Would love to hear feedback!

Cheers,

R

Microphone Shootout: Royer, Sennheiser Mk4, Rhode NTK

Hi all,

Recently I got the chance to shoot-out three great microphones. My friend, Chris at dmt pro, brought by a Royer mic for a loaner for a week and I figured it would be a great opportunity to test against our other go to mics!  We ran them through our tascam FW-1800 desk.  THough I would love to do the shoot out again when our ssl xrack mic pres get here – and also the apogee symphony … but since we only had the new toy for a week, I figured better try it out!

So to go over the mics again:

The Royer – a ribbon based microphone. Which I found to be very interesting.  I found it to add a smoothness to the voice over that might sound very nice for book reading or other narrations.

The MK4 – which has been a go to mic for me for VO and lip synch dubbing, because of it’s overall good for everything sound.

The Rhode NTK – a nice mic, that I use as a go to mic for VO – when I need a rich – in your face sound / like television commercials.  I really like this mic on male vocals.

Anyhow — here are the wavs and you can hear them for yourself.  🙂  Feel free to comment and I hope you find these useful.

MK4   NTK   Royer