Approved Audio House
Best Recording Studio 2021
United Kingdom Enterprise Awards
LANA BANANA STUDIOS IS A MULTI-AWARD-WINNING, LEADING ADR STAGE & VOICEOVER RECORDING STUDIO
IN SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND
ABOUT LANA BANANA STUDIOS
Founded in 1992, nestled in the delightful market town of Sevenoaks, multi-award-winning Lana Banana Studios is the leading recording studio & audio house in South-East England. With industry-leading expertise in remote recording, we specialise in professional voiceover & ADR recording for television, film, animation, internet, radio, audiobooks & podcasts.
Driven by an expert engineering & production team, with a sterling reputation for precision & an incredible ear, we have over seventy years of combined experience, not just 'in the industry', but also as professional playing musicians. Our art & speciality is working with real detail, recording real voices & real sound in the finest quality.
Here at Lana Banana Studios, we pride ourselves on providing the warmest & most enjoyable recording experiences you will find at any studio, with expert, unrivalled commitment to our clients, whilst maintaining the most competitive rates in the south of England.
Powered by Pro Tools | Ultimate, our outstanding Pro Tools | Carbon & Focusrite 'Air' preamps & a fine collection of industry standard VO & ADR microphones (including the Neumann U87, Sennheiser MKH 416 & Sanken COS-11 lavalier), we will always deliver first class results.
Source-Connect Pro, Source-Connect Now, Session Link Pro, Zoom, Skype, Audiomovers & Cleanfeed are all available for remote sessions & producer/director dial-in, as well as VocALign Pro 4, EdiCue & EdiPrompt for visual cues on our monitors & 12ft ADR stage screen.
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Our Rates & Services
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Straight Script Read (no picture or dial-in etc)
£60/hr inc Engineer
Additional Studio Time (editing etc)
Source-Connect Pro / Source-Connect Now
Session Link Pro / Audiomovers / Cleanfeed
ISDN (via ipDTL) / Zoom / Skype
ADR (inc any cue setup)
from £140/hr. POA.
MUSIC ARTIST RATES
Vocalists, Artists & Musicians
ADR - FILM & TV
Lana Banana Studios offer world-class ADR (automated dialogue replacement) recording to picture for TV shows, feature films, independent films & more.
Our exceptional sound stage can seamlessly connect with studios, talent and directors around the world via Source-Connect Pro, SessionLink Pro, Zoom, Skype, Source-Connect Now.
Neumann U87, Sennheiser MKH 416 and Sanken COS-11 microphones are used as standard, however, we can bring in other microphones upon request.
Our state-of-the-art spacious, silent voiceover suite has recorded thousands of voiceovers for TV shows, TV & radio commercials, IVR and virtual reality, all over the world.
We can record to picture or wild, in-person or remotely, with clients able to connect and dial-in to live sessions via the likes of Source-Connect, SessionLinkPro, Zoom & more.
We can also edit and sync during the session to give the client a live preview of their project.
ANIMATION VO & ENGLISH DUBBING
We have the pleasure of recording native voice and English dubbing for some of the world's leading animation studios.
Whether we're recording English/American for some of Hollywood's most famous studios or recording English dubbing for Asian cartoons, our versatility and expertise brings animation and voice together.
AUDIOBOOKS & PODCASTS
We regularly welcome screenwriters, authors, actors and journalists to Lana Banana Studios to record audiobooks, audio dramas & podcasts for the modern streaming world.
We can take care of your entire project from start to finish from recording to editing, bringing in music, sound effects and jingles, and mixing, mastering and delivering your project for upload/distribution.
VOICE ACTOR CASTING & HIRE
Our sterling reputation and years in the industry has seen us build excellent relationships with talent agencies, actors and voice talent all over the UK and beyond.
Male, female, adult or child, utilising our extensive pool of contacts we can take care of voice and character casting and hire in dozens of languages, accents and tones for animation, TV & radio commercials, company videos & more.
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VOICE DEMO REELS
A great quality, fully produced voice reel is crucial for voice actors to showcase their range of spoken skills, accents, languages and tonal deliveries, and we have recorded hundreds of demo reels for actors from all over the UK.
We work with talent young and old, recording and producing voice reels that can include anything from mock commercials to audiobook reads to documentary presenting, editing in music, sound effects and seamless transitions between reads for a perfect end product.
AUDIO EDITING, SWEETENING & MIXING
Our highly skilled engineers are absolute specialists when it comes to editing, trimming, fixing, enhancing and sweetening audio.
Whether it be removing unwanted sounds, adding in laugh tracks or sound effects, or adding echo, delay or other effects to existing audio, our powerful control room has all the tools to sweeten your audio, ready for air.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE VO & SYNC
TV commercials aired all over the world in dozens of different languages have been recorded right here at Lana Banana Studios.
Connecting remotely to voice talent around the globe using SessionLink Pro and Source-Connect, we have recorded commercials for the likes of Fanta, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, IKEA, Nestlé, Michelin, Nespresso, Nesquik and many more in languages including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Croatian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, Russian & more.
Our roots in the music industry call us back from time-to-time, and we still regularly work with a number of musicians, singer/songwriters and vocalists on soundtracks, and personal & commercial projects, too.
Our love for real sound, real voices and real instruments see's us continue to record musical talent year-round from single vocalists and acoustic artists, to performing arts groups and academies.
Our location recording team can take to the road and capture sound outside of the studio at your desired location.
Whether it's recording the voice, music, or everyday sound or noises, we can bring our mobile setup to you.
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Our outstanding ADR Room is our flagship recording space, sonically designed to capture all things acoustic & natural in the finest detail - All ADR, voiceover & vocal recordings recorded in-house, are tracked in this room.
The ADR Room is fitted with an impressive 12ft motorised ceiling recessed projector screen - Ideal for recording timecoded scripts to picture. Our hush-box enclosed projector is linked to the control room & Pro Tools, but can also be connected up to a client laptop if desired. EdiPrompt is also available for visual cues on-screen during record-to-picture sessions.
Other features of the ADR Room include Pro-Tools sync'd light cue, direct window view between the control room, clothed table & Herman Miller Aeron chair for seated sessions, large portable double-sided acoustic screen, and four comfy theatre seats fitted at one end, formerly of The Lewisham Theatre.