Union-signatory mix
facility based at Roundabout Entertainment has already delivered sound for “Halt
and Catch Fire” and “Westworld.”

BURBANK— South Lake Audio Services, a
union-signatory sound company offering mixing and ADR services for motion
pictures and television, has launched in Burbank. Veteran sound executive Paul
Rodriguez will serve as president with 4-time Emmy-nominated re-recording mixer
Keith Rogers heading the creative team. South Lake will operate out of the
facilities of post-production powerhouse Roundabout Entertainment where it will
have three mix stages and multiple ADR recording studios, with plans to add
four more mix stages next year.

The company has already mixed its first two television series: season
three of AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire and
the debut season of Westworld for
HBO. Upcoming projects include The
Exorcist
(Fox) and  Frequency
(Warner Bros.).

Keith Rogers and Paul Rodriguez

“Studios and independent producers have a new resource for
sound,” said Rodriguez. “We offer some of the industry’s most talented and
experienced mixers and some of the best mix stages in Southern California. And
it’s available in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment, where many
other sound and picture services are readily available.” Rodriguez adds that
South Lake has forged a close working relationship with sound editing company
Atomic Sound, also headquartered on the Roundabout campus.

South Lake’s mix stages are equipped with latest generation
Avid Icon D-Control digital consoles and Pro Tools editing systems. They also
feature 4K and HD projection systems, and are Dolby certified and capable of mixing
in 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound.
Rodriguez brings more than 20 years of experience in sound,
including executive roles at Todd-AO/Soundelux, Wilshire Stages, 4MC and EFX
Systems. In addition to managing sales and operations for South Lake, he will continue
to serve as Vice President of Audio Services and Development for Roundabout, a
position he assumed last year.
Rogers has more than 200 credits as a re-recording mixer
across television and features. His most recent Emmy nomination came in 2012
for the drama series Person of Interest. His
other Emmy noms were for the mini-series The
Andromeda Strain
, The Ten
Commandments
and Annie. He won a
CAS Award in 2010 for Into the Blue 2:
The Reef
, alongside eight other nominations. A freelancer for most of the
past decade, he also spent 12 years on staff at Walt Disney Studios.
Other key staff include effects mixer Scott Weber, ADR mixer
Colin Rogers, recordist Kyle O’Neil and recordist/engineer Teddy Salas. More
staff are expected to come on board as additional mix stages are brought
online. The company is also eyeing the establishment of a satellite facility on
Los Angeles’ Westside.
Rogers says South Lake’s aim is to focus on customized
service and creative execution. “I love the facilities at Roundabout; it has a
boutique feel, the technology is first rate and the client services are
fabulous,” he observed. “My clients love coming here. It’s exactly what I was
looking for: a company of like-minded individuals committed to delivering an
exceptional product in an environment that encourages creativity. There are no
compromises!”
About Roundabout
Entertainment
Roundabout Entertainment is a full-service post production
facility serving all sectors of the entertainment industry. It features the
latest technology for editorial finishing, color correction, sound editorial,
sound mixing, restoration and more, and a staff of more than 80 post production
operators who are among the best and most dedicated in the industry. The
facility’s technical infrastructure includes secure servers and a 40GB,
fiber-base LAN network.
Founded in 1992, Roundabout remains a youthful, growing
company with a startup mentality. Its mission is to solve problems and produce
great work. It is committed to remaining at the forefront of technology and
building mutually fruitful, long-term relationships with it clients.
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