The BFM study complex has two sound studios and two sound editing rooms that offer a complete solution, from multi-track recordings and audio editing up to Dolby Surround 7.1 mastering. The sound studio complex was designed taking into account film and TV production audio requirements as well as music production needs.

The sound studios have a trunk cable connection with the film and TV studios on the first floor of the building and also with the Tallinn University ceremonial hall, which gives the option for catering to large scale recordings and live events. It is also possible to use the sound studios for practical workshops.

The first sound studio (54 m2; 212.5 m3; 8.65x6.3x3.9 m) uses Dolby Surround 7.1 compliant monitoring equipment, THX certified Procella Audio monitors (primary monitors P815-FP, subwoofer P18, surround monitors P8), Lab.gruppen amplifiers (C28:4 and C20:8X) and a Biamp Nexia SP processor. The monitoring solution was developed by Anders Uggelberg from Procella Audio in Sweden. The final studio calibration was performed by Mark Kenna from Film Sound Consultant in England.

The Apple MacPro workstation uses the Avid ProTools HDX system with Icon D-Command controller (a total of 40 faders and Surround Panner option) and Avid HD I/O 16x16, two Avid PREs and Avid SYNC HD. It is possible to interconnect with second sound studio equipment (total I/O 32x32 and 32 Avid PRE inputs). The Waves Mercury Native plug-in collection is also installed. The equipment room has a Sony VPLFH30 WUXGA (1920x1200 pixel) video projector.

The second sound studio (19.5 m2; 50.7 m3; 3.9x5.0x2.6 m) and the two sound editing rooms use Avid ProTools HD Native Thunderbolt HD OMNI system with 5.1 Genelec (8030 and 7050) monitoring and Avid Artist Mix and Artist Control surfaces. Second studio has in addition Avid HD I/O 16x16 and two Avid PREs that can be shared with first sound studio.

The studio uses the expansive Sound Ideas sound effects and background audio collection, and there is also the possibility to record Foley sound effects.

More information and booking the studios:

Tanel Kadalipp
Sound Engineer-Designer
Mobile: +372 5559 9032
E-mail: tanel.kadalipp@tlu.ee
Room: N323

Location of the Sound StudiosNarva mnt 27, rooms N-308, N-310, N-317, N-318

Hours of operation: during productions 7 days a week