ZEN BROADCAST - PLAN, RECORD, POST & TX

"ZEN FORMATION"-Breaking News 3 BAFTA Nominations for Zen staff this year !
Go to THE ZEN MOBILE

THE ZEN MOBILE

State of the art mobile recording truck with 2 mix rooms and capable of 192 inputs as standard.

Go to SUBSCRIPTION AND TRAINING

SUBSCRIPTION AND TRAINING

Soon to be coming watch this space

Go to THE TEAM AND CONTACT

THE TEAM AND CONTACT

More detailed information on the key people that make Zen go and how to contact them.

Go to THE NOW AND ZEN

THE NOW AND ZEN

Current Projects

ZEN TASTER MENU

  • Whether studio based or OB we can supply crews, kit and resources for any size of show. One call to us will see everything planned, booked and dealt with right up to delivery for TX. We have an impressive mobile recording truck boasting an SSL System T console and 2 recording areas. This truck has now completed live TX’s for BBC and ITV on some of their flagship productions. For a full spec of the truck please go here. Large PA and Monitor system are no problem either, we can give great savings when all done under one roof.

  • We love Protools and we have many rigs loaded with all the plugins and toys that are needed for both music and LE dubbing and remix work. Kev particulaury follows all his work into post and is currently working on the Voice series 7 which is a highly complex mix and workflow with over 100 songs a series to record and remix as well as then handling the post production tv mix as well as the live OB final shows. This last year has also seen us once again handle all the audio on the RVP and Little Big Shots . Modern technology means we can be very competitive with rates and working remotely keeps costs down and flexibility up for clients. Often clients first reactions to us working remotely from our studios and FTP’ing mixes in is concern that we aren’t “physicaly in the edit house” but time and time again the flexibility and speed we can offer negates those concerns. We all know how often post edits overrun and that knocks into booking for audio suites down the line ..because we have a few suites and the ability to work around other projects there is maximum flexibility without costly and wasteful cancellation charges. Having the same engineer follow from studio to post is just so vital if you want the Zen Sound. It’s just so counter productive when we are booked to do a job for our sound but then (post studio record) it’s given to audio post people who maybe have no live studio or music remix experience meaning our trademark audio doesn’t get to air even though we were booked for just that purpose. Speed of changes and updates are just as fast as if we were 2 floors down in a Soho basement as our secure FTP provides rapid upload.

  • Zen Broadcast boasts award winning and creative engineers, combined with industry leading technical knowledge and equipment, enables us to take on any recording production, no matter how big or small. From large orchestral locations records to studio overdub sessions, we are able to supply the ideal solution for your recording project. We take your project from concept, through the record, edit and mix processes and on into mastering. Using some of the industries leading equipment we give you and your artists the best possible options available at all times.. Please see for full list of equipment. The final stage and possibly most crucial in the CD process is the Authoring and Mastering. This is a crucial step for a number of reasons. The goal of mastering is to is to enhance the overall sound, and create a defined listening experience for your songs/album. Individual songs are level-balanced to conserve a consistent sound and volume. In addition, correct mastering will ensure that your songs are frequency balanced and the level (loudness) is correct for digital distribution and radio play. Our team will supply your masters back to you as either a DDP image (the industry standard sample accurate data format used by nearly all professional pressing plants), Red Book CD or simply data files sent via our secure server. All the facilities are fully networked, allowing for seamless and true collaboration. Our online approval system, allows for rushes, rough cuts and finished work to be securely viewed, logged, approved or delivered to anywhere in the world with an internet connection, a computer or an iOS device. For clients who do not need a full album or EP mastered we also offer our per song Please specify your preferred delivery method when confirming your session. read more… What Is Album Mastering? Our engineers use specially designed equipment, software, and monitoring to reveal and correct any problem areas, this allows us to detail the over-all sound of each song. During the CD mastering process there are many adjustments that are made depending on the, type of production, musical genre, instruments used, and mixed levels. Areas looked at during this process include: Adjusting Individual Frequencies Balancing Left and Right Stereo Channels Equalizing The Sound of Each Track Compressing and Limiting the Overall Sound Level Automating Compression and/or Equalization Adding Dithering Add or Correct Improper Fades Set Spacing Between Track Use of Noise Reduction and Sound Restoration where required (especially with remastering of old audio) Adding ISRC Codes for Distribution Rights Adding CD-Text Information (Artist, Title, Track Names, etc) Create DDP, BIN, or CUE Files for CD Replication or Duplication Creation of a CD Master Disk

  • We cut several DVDs a year on our Avid system normally completing the audio as part of a package deal.

MEET THE TEAM

Kevin Duff

Sound Supervisor and Dubbing Mixer-please click middle icon below for CV information.

ANDY DEACON

Sound Supervisor/Mixer and Zen’s Music Associate- please click middle icon below for CV information..

CHRIS LAMBERT

Sound Engineer and Dubbing Assistant-please click middle icon below for CV information…

BETH LUCKHURST

Audio Trainee/Assistant-please click middle icon below for CV information..