television and film audio post production in the heart of downtown toronto

Spence-Thomas audio post was founded in 1967 by Canadian film sound pioneer Patrick Spence-Thomas. Originally a very small film mixing studio, we have grown into a fully digital sound-for-picture facility. We could describe ourselves as a boutique, however, a more apt description might be the Little Big studio. Now operated by Patrick’s son Richard Spence-Thomas, we offer 3 sound-for-picture suites to suit a wide range of projects. Our creative technical and engineering team has collectively worked with producers on many thousands of film and television projects. Our credits range from the smallest of independent films to large scale feature projects and major television series. Located in the heart of Toronto's central business district, we are steps from subway, bus, and streetcar lines, and many of the major shopping and entertainment districts in the city. We have grown by leaps and bounds from that original one room facility in the 1960s, but the legacy of Patrick Spence-Thomas is still evident in our family-run business to this day. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Our Studios feature

Digidesign Protools editing and mixing environments

Non- linear digital picture playback

Digital Betacam and Betacam SP

LCD and DLP projection

Vintage and Modern Microphones

World-renowned microphone amplifiers

On-line sound effects library

Multi-performer recording space

Legacy tape formats

Modern and traditional audio restoration tools

OMFI import and export

Services Available

5.1 Channel Surround Sound mixing

Stereo mixing

ADR and narration recording

Sound effects, dialog, and music editing

Layback to Digital Betacam masters

Layback to Betacam SP masters

Mixing in NTSC or PAL

Audio transfers

Location recording

Forensic audio restoration

Original dialog evaluation

Mix and edit supervision

Original sound effects recording

FTP upload and download

Client High Speed Wireless Internet

Surround Sound Ambience Libraries

Descriptive video recording