you could be here
July 22nd, 2016 by

This could be your view at your next mix, except with Tor & Kat in the seats instead of having them empty. And with your movie up on the screen instead of 2 Years 8 Days.

IMG_1627Yeah, that’s right, we now have a dedicated computer for each of our re-recording mixers. We had the idea one day when we were moving the ADR stage from I-25 Studios to Albuquerque Studios for a session out there. The whole ADR rig became portable at the beginning of the most recent season of The Night Shift and we’ve gotten to the point where we can wrap an actor at one location and two hours later be recording an actor across town at the other location. If we could do that, sure we could move the ADR rig on to the mix stage for a two-mixer setup. Right? To quote Apocalypse Now, “absolutely god damned right” we can. The first time it took about 2 hours, and that included a lot of troubleshooting, so we’ll probably have that time down to about an hour pretty soon.



Gift Certificates available
December 15th, 2015 by

Do you have someone on your gift list who is a filmmaker or musician, or aspires to either? We can hook you up with a gift certificate and we’ll give you a discount. Don’t let geography get in the way, either, we’ve worked with people literally all around the world. Call 505-293-3305 or email info[at]hearkitty[dot]com.

good to be busy…
October 24th, 2015 by

In this past week, we worked with the lovely and talented Todd Marcinkiewicz at 3Bicycles on the new front page you can see here (looking forward to working with him on some more design enhancements we have in mind), walked a bunch of Foley for the film adaptation of Planting Seeds by Thich Naht Hanh, started work on a short documentary about an excellent photographer who lives in New Mexico (not sure we can brag about just how excellent this photographer is, but we will as soon as we’re sure we’re allowed to), recorded voice-over for a commercial being produced in Boston, bid a feature doc that’s really cool (again, we’ll tell more when we can), had a meeting in Santa Fe about another really exciting feature doc project, booked 2 ADR sessions for Monday, and it looks like we’re going to bid a Foley feature job later today…. wow, no wonder we’re tired. We hope you had a productive week, too, and have a restful weekend.

fun with audio
September 3rd, 2015 by

This mix is so much fun. We’re really looking forward to everyone seeing and hearing it all in context, but in the meantime, here’s a little taste of Kat auditioning sounds: CAM02181.3gp

Ralph Bakshi
August 26th, 2015 by

I don’t think we can say enough how much we are loving working with the incomparable Ralph Bakshi, his son Eddie, and the whole team on Last Days of Coney Island.

fun past, fun future
June 1st, 2015 by

We have really enjoyed working on the last few projects we finished, are in the process of finishing up a few equally rewarding projects, and have a handful of projects lining up that look fantastic. #NMfilm FTW!

so close…
May 22nd, 2015 by

Only 2.8 billion widgets of data to transfer until it’s officially a holiday weekend. Have a great one, ya’ll.


Beats 4 Tanner
February 8th, 2015 by

We’re delighted to start work on a new feature documentary, Beats 4 Tanner. It’s a very heartwarming and at times heartwrenching story and our absolute pleasure to be part of bringing it to a screen near you.

phoenix from the ashes….
January 30th, 2015 by

Well, that’s totally overstating things, but it’s been a LONG time since anyone wrote a new update on our web site. A lot has changed since we last updated anything on this site. When last anyone wrote anything here, our main mixing operation was located in downtown Albuquerque, in the awesome basement of the old bank building which housed halflife* digital (as of this writing, the google street view still shows our sign). That was a great space for a mix stage, but alas halflife* moved out, so this past September, we moved our primary operations into I-25 Studios, and we’re delighted with the new location. The mix stage is bigger, has theatrical stadium seating, and the acoustics are clearer. There was also space for us to open a new ADR stage. We had a recording booth at halflife* and did shoot some ADR in that room, and we’ve also recorded some ADR at our home base, the room we still use for Foley, not to mention we’ve been doing ADR in New Mexico since a few weeks after we arrived in the fantastic big room of Santa Fe Center Studios. We can still record projects in Santa Fe Center Studios if that’s right for the job, but our new ADR stage @ I-25 gives us more scheduling freedom without sacrificing audio quality. We outfitted the room with a Neumann KMR-81 shotgun mic, which is the 1st or 2nd choice of all the ADR mixers and supervisors we interviewed in Hollywood, and a Sanken COS-11 lavalier, which is the only lav we’ve seen on production sound reports in the past 5 years or so. We also got a 2-channel Focusrite ISA pre-amp, which is the cleanest front end we’ve owned in the history of Hear Kitty Studios, and really does great justice to both mics and the room. And finally, this may not seem exciting, but the space in I-25 Studios allows us to have an office, complete with our own coffee pot, microwave, desk, and comfy couch.

We’ve also done a lot of very fulfilling work since we last updated anything here. We’ve did full audio post on at least 6 feature films since then, including a Steven Seagall action film (Force of Execution), a truly inspirational documentary by local documentarians Jilann Spitzmiller and Hank Rogerson (Still Dreaming), the fascinating story of R.G. Studios and their internet art films (Double Digits), and the PBS American Master’s piece about photographer Dorothea Lange directed and produced by Lange’s granddaughter and local filmmaker Dyanna Taylor (Grab a Hunk of Lightning). We’ve also continued our run of doing ADR on every TV series to shoot in New Mexico with Better Call Saul, The Night Shift, Killer Women and The Messengers. Short films continue to inspire us about the future (and present) of New Mexico filmmaking, including a piece directed by Michael Becker–an A.D. with roots and strong ties to New Mexico–which showed at the Kennedy Space Center as part of the launch event for the Orion rocket (Delivery From Earth).

That’s probably enough for one update even if it is the first in almost 2 years. We promise to be more dynamic with our content here in the future. Rock on.

Good Living at Hear Kitty East
June 14th, 2013 by

Good Living at Hear Kitty East
Under the Pro Tools desk: our intern, Sorren, is building a super-computer, and the boss, Rimsky, is taking a nap.

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