Banner headed Cross-Border Conversation: Preparing for your Sound Mix, featuring four roundel headshots

Supported by Genelec
with speakers Eric Horstmann, Emma Butt and Liz Horsman.
Thursday 30 March 2023

The speakers, who are drawn from our community and are at different levels of experience and from different countries, discussed workflow, organisation from edit to sound mix, how all the elements are laid out, how sound designers work and communicate with other departments, the relationship between sound designer and mixer, and issues around working internationally and/or remotely. 
Watch the recording of the talk or read the transcript.

Eric Horstmann (sound engineer and Regional Business Manager at Genelec, Germany)
Eric works as Regional Business Manager at Genelec, the leading manufacturer of monitoring loudspeakers for studios and home installation and also runs his own studio “Immersive Lab” in Berlin. Eric has many years of experience in pro audio and oversaw the technical implementation of the first Dolby Atmos cinema mixing stage in Germany. He has mixed extensively in immersive formats and provided expert consultancy to those wanting to improve their immersive audio workflow.

Emma Butt (dubbing mixer, sound editor and ADR recordist, UK and Ireland)
Emma is a freelance dubbing / re-recording mixer, dialogue, ADR and SFX editor and ADR recordist. She has over 14 years’ experience in post production sound on a variety of projects from mixing drama, documentaries (theatrical and TV), entertainment shows, short form commercials, short films and animations to dialogue, SFX and ADR editing for dramas and a wide variety of other genres. She is a member of the BAFTA TV committee and completed a report on Diversity in Post Production Sound through the Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity. 

Liz Horsman (songwriter, composer, engineer and producer, UK)
As a composer Liz has worked on a variety of TV and film projects, most recently writing and producing the two end credit songs for the animated film The Amazing Maurice, starring Hugh Laurie and Emilia Clarke. Having started her music career with Brit Pop label Food in 1999, she released her albums Heavy High and Roaming to critical acclaim. However, she soon realised that the studio was her spiritual home, and turned her attention to producing and writing for other artists, setting up the Lark’s Tongue studio with her husband Mike Spencer.

Arnold Antony (dialogue editor and sound editor, India, USA and UK)
Arnold is an experienced dialogue editor and sound editor who moved from India to Los Angeles, graduating in electronics and audio engineering. He served as the in-house mix/studio technician and dialog editor for Sugar Studios LA, a boutique independent all-in-one post-production house. He has now relocated to the UK and is working as a freelance sound editor