NightForest Studios

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Currently located in Inverness, Nightforest Studios will soon be moving to a brand new world class destination studio in the rolling hills of Nicasio, California, across the way from Skywalker Ranch. The studio is designed as a multi-function facility, equipped for all facets of music production, film and video scoring, sound design, Foley, ADR and feature film mixing to picture. A video edit suite will be included. The kitchen is designed as a cooking show set.

The studio, designed by former TEC:ton engineering founding manager John Neff, in collaboration with studio architect Peter Maurer of PCM:T (former partner in ‘studio bau:ton’), features top quality acoustic design integrated into an architectural country style, relaxed working atmosphere, in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, Marin County, Northern California.

Nightforest Studios will feature a large control room equipped with state of the art vintage and modern equipment, including a full-range 5.1 surround monitoring system. The Control Room connects to an isolation booth holding a concert grand piano, and a Tracking Room configured for any sized band or a 30-piece string or mixed orchestra. A conductor’s podium is raised at one corner of the studio, to facilitate film scoring and music project sweetening sessions. A 16-seat professional Screening Theatre is located beneath the studio.

Perfectly situated in the San Francisco Bay Area, just 20-some minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, the studio sits on a ridge top overlooking Loma Alta Ridge and Skywalker and Big Rock Ranches, all set in permanent open space, for an unadulterated fabulous view.

News Flash

The new home of NightForest Studios in is the final stages of construction, and is expected to be operational in late April or early May, 2010.

Persons interested in inquiring as to rates, availability and scheduling are encouraged to contact Mr. Arne Frager, VP of Sales and Marketing, via email  or by telephone at (415) 269-4487.

Twofold; both the composition of a film's musical score, and the recording thereof. A composer 'scores' a film by writing the music themes and cues, a recording engineer/producer 'scores' the film in recording and mixing such music.
The final act in the creation of a CD or other recorded music project, in which disparate mixes or other elements are brought into the same sonic universe by an engineer using precision tools.
The well-known but little understood art of pitches and tempos moving in time. Capable of creating great emotions. We write it, record it, mix it and master it.
The art of designing the mood and aura of a film's soundtrack, to give the whole movie a cohesive sound atmosphere. Often starts before a movie is put into production.
Short for Sound Effects. The sound elements in a film's soundtrack that enhance what you see on screen, either to make it real or to fill in for weak production sound elements.
The art of replacing or adding to production sound effects, for greater dramatic impact, in a film's Effects Stem. Named after the original artist Jack Foley.
Remixing all the audio elements of a film into three 5.1 surround 'stems'-Dialog, Music and Effects-then combining those stems into the six-channel final mix.
Automated Dialog Replacement: The practice of replacing production dialog with new dialog recorded in a studio. Sometimes done for technical reasons, sometimes for artistic.