Soundcrafter was started in Austin in 1993 by Tom Hammond. The first films were Kim Hinkel's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre IV" (eventually distributed as "Texas Chainsaw- The Next Generation") and Richard Linklater's "Before Sunrise." Rick's "subUrbia" in 1996 was the first studio feature where the sound was entirely edited and mixed in Austin. Growth in the Austin film community, particularly from 2001, led to the creation of the studio at 1501 West 5th Street. Numerous projects including "A Scanner Darkly," "The Unforeseen," "Before Midnight" and the TV series "Shipping Wars" were designed, edited and mixed at the 5th Stret facility. In March 2013 the building was torn down to make room for the expansion of the LandRover dealership next door. Presently Soundcrafter is spread out amongst a number of home studios. The new facility at 4113 Marathon Blvd will be completed June 2016.
Sandra Adair, Larry Seyer, Richard Linklater, Tom Hammond and Wayne Bell during the mix of "Before Sunrise" at Austin Recording Studio in 1994. A stack of ADAT decks is behind Wayne. A total of seven were linked together for the final mix.
Listening to "scramble voice" tests for "A Scanner Darkly" - Tom Hammond, Tommy Pallotta, Richard Linklater and Sandra Adair at Detour Film Productions.
Room 2 was used for recording, design work and mixing.
Room 1 was used for ADR/VO recording, foley recording and mixing. The 7.1 speaker system used JBL 3677 Cinema Series for the mains. In the picture below the room was used for foley recording on the film Bernie.
Views of the 5th Street Facility.