Dagaz Media's William Dufris and Fred Greenhalgh meet author Joe Hill
Director/Producer William Dufris and recordist/producer Fred Greenhalgh meet author Joe Hill (Center) during recording of cameo role in LOCKE & KEY.
Photo credit: Audible

As a studio, Mind’s Eye Productions offers a facility for recording with our team of engineers.

As a production house (working alongside our sister companies Dagaz Media and Pocket Universe Productions) we offer a full suite of project development, including:

  • Writing/story consulting
  • Studio/location recording
  • Post-production
    • Dialogue editing / restoration / reverb-matching
    • Sound design and scoring
    • Final mix / packaging for release
  • Distribution strategy (audiobook markets, podcasts, streaming, etc.)

South Portland, Maine Audiobook Studio

We have one of the only specialty built audiobook / audio drama focused recording facility in Maine.

Audio drama studio recording
In the studio

Located in beautiful South Portland, Maine, we tap talent from the booming creative scene in Portland (the original Portland), and also regularly bring in cast from around the world and provide accommodations. Portland is serviced by Boston / Logan Airport (BOS), as well as Portland International Jetport (PWM).

We also maintain a network of producers/talent in other major cities, including New York, Orlando, Seattle, Los Angeles and Vancouver, Canada for projects with specialty needs such as Spanish-language speaking, specific casting requirements, accents, etc.

Our Studio Options:

  • Studio A – Neumann U-87 + Apogee Quartet + Pro Tools 12
  • Studio BStudioBricks Acoustic Booth, Neumann U-87 + Apogee Quartet + Pro Tools 12
  • Studio C [Multi-voice room] – (4) Rode NTG-3 microphones AND/OR T.H.E. BS-3D Binaural recording set-up + Focusrite 18i20
on location sound recording, maine
On location!

We also record projects on-location throughout the world. Location recording is more like film than the traditional studio approach. A recordist with a portable sound kit follows the actors through real-world spaces to capture a sense of heightened realism. The result is an experience that feels utterly film-like as actors seem to debate, grapple, and fall in love all around your ears.

Post-production

When producing audiobooks we’re typically hired for a ‘soups to nuts’ approach wherein we get a title, assign a reader, and follow the production all the way through to completion, including QC, proofing, and mastering.

A few tools of the trade:

  • NLE suite running ProTools 12+
  • Wide selection of plugins (favs include Izotope RX7 Advanced, AudioEase Speakerphone & Altiverb, Waves Platinum)
  • Over 2TB of sound effects and music for use in design and editing

We offer specialty audio drama services such as:

Dagaz Media Dialogue Editing
Dialogue Editing

We excel at taking raw tracks and turning them into an edit packed with energy. Did you need to record source material in several locations? No problem! Thanks to RX suite, we can match acoustics across recording sessions, and remove extraneous noise (within reason).

We can also ‘worldize’ tracks: establishing characters into the story world thanks to Altiverb’s industry-standard simulated environments. We build our sessions such that the sound designer (whether us or not) has the ability to pick up the dialogue edit session and is able to seamlessly integrate sound design into the same environments where the actors are placed.

Sound Design

The sound design teams we work with are masters at their craft, and are regularly used for film, TV, and video games outside their work with Dagaz Media and Pocket Universe Productions.

Sound design can be as simple as adding texture and mood to a single-voiced recording. It can also mean painstakingly recording individual sound effects and manipulating real-world objects to create a completely immersive story world that feels like a movie.

Thanks to producer Fred Greenhalgh’s travel bug, we also have access to location recordings from across the globe.

Distribution / Promo Strategy

Have a project that needs a home? Need to understand your monetization options? Leverage our experience and relationships in the podcast and audiobooks space to help find the best distribution and promo partner for your project.

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