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Post House Levels Audio Expands its Animation Department

The award-winning studio has teamed up with supervising sound editor Hunter Curra (‘Rick and Morty,’ ‘BoJack Horseman’) and senior sound designer James Singleton (‘Big Mouth,’ ‘Star Trek: Lower Decks’) on a number of animated projects, including Lord and Miller’s ‘Clone High’ reboot.

Award-winning post-production house Levels Audio has expanded its animation department, joining forces with Supervising Sound Editor and Golden Reel Award nominee Hunter Curra (Rick and Morty, BoJack Horseman) and Emmy-nominated Senior Sound Designer James Singleton (Big Mouth, Star Trek: Lower Decks) on a number of animation projects.

Levels Audio, together with Curra and Singleton, are currently completing the sound design, sound effects editing, foley and mixing for Oscar-winning producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s Clone High reboot, set to be released in 2023 on HBO Max, as well as on other soon-to-be-announced series.

In addition to sound design, sound effects edits, foley and mixing, Levels Audio’s animation department also offers ADR and cast recording. Recently completed projects include the Titmouse-produced Annie Award-nominated feature, Arlo the Alligator Boy, and Netflix’s Inside Job.

The audio house, headquartered within its state-of-the-art 15,000 square foot studio, was founded in 1999 by two-time Grammy Award winner and four-time Emmy Award recipient Brian Riordan, who honed his animation post-production skills working as an ADR mixer/recordist on Pixar features such as Toy Story II and A Bug’s Life, Disney’s Hercules and Tarzan, DreamWorks’ Shrek, and TV staples like Fox’s King of the Hill and MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head. The sound house is also no stranger to the animation world, having previously worked on Nickelodeon's acclaimed Avatar: The Last Airbender and all four seasons of The Legend of Korra.

The latest expansion not only signifies the sound house’s prowess but its confidence in the future of animation. “The freedom we have in creating and mixing sound for animation is unparalleled,” stated Riordan. “It is a blank canvas that sound completely brings to life.  The future of immersive sound mixing for broadcast animation is especially exciting. Levels is thrilled to be expanding and further investing in this medium and we are deeply grateful for the relationships we have with incredible talent such as Hunter and James.”

Source: Levels Audio

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.