I’m Ric, the MD and owner of The Sound Town. After studying Music systems engineering at University of West England (UWE), I went to LA to start working in audio post. I spent 2 years there working in an independent studio, building up my skills and working to US expectations. After a year working on production sets in NY, I returned to Bristol, with the clear intention of working in Natural History programming. I started by running a room for a small production company, before joining Doghouse, virtually at their inception. I grew with them for 10 years and was a big part of us breaking into the Natural History work.
I feel like I’ve had a diverse range of experiences within audio post and beyond, including working professionally as a theatre sound designer and operator, acoustically designing and building studios and writing content for a BBC binaural radio series. I view our work in audio post as art, and I’ve honed my approach to mirror practices seen in other artistic endeavours. I feel creatively refreshed with great motivation.
To ‘ringfence’ the quality of your sound and to maximise its potential, I like to act as a sound supervisor from beginning to end. Offering the director and PM a consistent and experienced point of contact. I also provide to focal point to a range of exceptional freelancers.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Commitment
The Sound Town wants to support women, ethnic and minority groups, LGBT individuals and applicants who may have disabilities in audio post. We recognise the audio post world is severely lacking in diversity and inclusion
[watch: Diversity in the UK Post Sound Industry]
We have worked with many individuals on their skills and are proud to be part of UKPSC, actively trying to train the next generation. Our ultimate aim is to put those under-represented, in positions of power and authority within our company. To discuss this, please feel free to contact us directly.