over 25 years of
history in sound excellence
to Skywalker Sound, home of Titanic, Jurassic Park, E.T. and Star
Wars, where gifted terrestrials are spotted making musical history
Sound, which won Mix Magazine's TEC Award for Post-Production
Facility of the Year for the seventh time in the last eight
years, has a world-class scoring stage, six mix studios, ADR and
foley stages, 34 editing suites, and a 300-seat screening room.
feature films have recorded their scores at Skywalker including
Hellboy, Requiem For A Dream, The Company, Sky Kids, and Mimic.
In addition to records and films they are also recording and mixing
the music for Game projects such as Sony Playstation's Syphon Filter,
and Lucas Arts KOTOR 2.
score for Hellboy, the Grammy Award winning recording for
The Kronos Quartet and Vanessa Carlton are just examples
of exceptional work coming out of the world-class facility.
Feature production credits include sound design and audio
post-production for Minority Report, Star Wars Episode Two, Monsters
Inc., Pearl Harbor, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Jurassic Park
III, From Hell, Bandits, Tomb Raider, Final Fantasy, Cast Away,
Quills, Dinosaur, What Lies Beneath, Space Cowboys, Fight Club,
A Bugs Life, Saving Private Ryan, The Horse Whisperer, Titanic,
Contact, Hercules and both Toy Story movies.
Artists who have recorded on the scoring stage include Isaac Stern,
the Kronos Quartet, Harmonia Mundi, Smashmouth, Pearl Jam and Phillip
30 minutes north of San Francisco and 15 minutes from Hwy 101, Skywalker
Sound is a world away from conventional studio recording. The Scoring
Stage was originally designed for film score orchestra recording,
but the architects added unparalled flexibility allowing the studio
(stage) to be used for any type of music. The walls have moveable
panels that allow the reverb time to go from 3.6 seconds to .6 seconds.
Sound is a Lucasfilm Ltd. company serving the digital needs of the
entertainment industry for audio post-production. Skywalker Sound
has been honored with 17 Academy Awards for Best Sound and Best
Sound Effects Editing.
The Lucas group
of companies also include LucasArts Entertainment Company, Lucas
Digital Ltd., and Lucas Licensing Ltd. LucasArts Entertainment Company
is the leading international developer and publisher of entertainment
software, whose games have won critical acclaim with more than 100
industry awards for excellence. Lucas Digital Ltd., which consists
of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) and Skywalker Sound, services,
the digital need of the entertainment industry for visual effects
and audio post-production. ILM has won 14 Academy Awards for Best
Visual Effects and 14 Technical Achievement Awards. Skywalker Sound
has been honored with 17 Academy Awards. Lucas Licensing Ltd. is
responsible for the licensing of all Lucasfilms film and television
properties. Star Wars has spawned the most successful film-based
merchandising program in history.
recently Skywalker Sound and The Hit Factory Join Forces to bring
Recording Services. This alliance highlights sterling quality with
a price point. The mobile recording facility will use the Hit Factory
for music mixing and post on the East coast, and Skywalker on the
has an excellent staff of first and second engineers, knwledgeable
about any kind of recording, and full-time on-site technical support.
Known for our "hi-fi" approach to recording, you'll find
the latest in mic pre-amps, outboard processing, digital converters,
and premium microphone cables that have a direct path from the studio
to the control room.
The studio offers
a Neve 88R with Encore automation and a 8x8 post panel allowing
easy interchange between the Pro Tool HD's, stereo, 5.1 and
film mixing formats.
a Euphonix R1 48 track hard disk recorder, and two Studer
827 analog 24 tracks, Skywalker offers the best of all worlds.
Ann Jones, Director of Music Recording + Scoring, Skywalker Sound
After a long
tenure at Capitol Studios Leslie Ann Jones Jones returned to Northern
California in 1997 to accept a position with Skywalker Sound, to
manage and mix at their Scoring Stage. "Being at Skywalker
allows me the opportunity to combine my skills as a engineer in
the studio with my desire to create a studio environment that is
not only artist friendly but engineer and producer friendly as well.
Here I continue to enjoy the unique combination of music for records
and film," says Jones.
Jones is a past
Chair of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Board
of Trustees, the organization that gives out the Grammy Awards.
She is the first woman to hold a National Officer position in The
Recording Academy. Jones' engineering credits include: Michelle
Shocked, Dwight Yoakam, Herbie Hancock, Michael Feinstein, Rosemary
Clooney, Kronos Quartet, and Bobby McFerrin, to name a few. She
recently received a Grammy nomination for Best Engineered Recording-Classical,
and won a Grammy as Recording Engineer for Kronos Quartet's "Berg:
Ranch Inn has superb amenities including 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments
and there are several restaurants, a pool and fitness center on
or more info contact:
E-mail: Leslie Ann Jones,
Director of Scoring and Music Recording
visit web: www.skysound.com