Sharpe Sound Studio
Audio Post Production
- Sound Design
- Dialogue Editing
- Re-Recording Mixing
Sharpe Sound Studio is an audio post production company with a passion for crafting emotionally impactful sound tracks for television, film and web.
Our meticulous Dialogue Editing will craft a detailed dialogue track emotionally connecting the viewer to your characters. Our expertise in Sound Design and Foley will find the perfect sounds to support your story.
The Final Mix will not only include all sounds technically needed to enhance the vision, but will most importantly directly connect with the viewer emotionally; It will not only sound right, it will feel right.
Our favourite project? The next one, because every skill and technique learnt in over 25 years of professional audio experience will be employed. Let your project become our passion.
FILMFilm soundtracks are produced using three types of sounds: human voices, music and sound effects. These three types of sounds are crucial for a film to feel realistic for the audience. Sounds and dialogue must perfectly sync with the actions in a film without sync issues and must sound the way they look. If a sound doesn’t quite match the action on screen, the action itself isn’t nearly as believable. Sharpe Sound has worked as either Sound Designer and/or Re-recording Mixer for over 120 short films. Examples of my work have appeared at; BFI London Film Festival, St Kilda AA, Flickerfest, Tropfest, MIFF, Grauman's Chinese Theatre Hollywood, WickedQueer, NYC Independent FF, ShanghaiPRIDE, Postira Seaside FF, Indy Shorts, Rhode Island FF, CinefestOz, Cineteca Nacional de México, Reel Q Pittsburgh, San Antonio QFest, Orlando FF, NewFest, Seoul International Pride FF, St. Louis International FF, PÖFF Shorts and London Short FF.
TELEVISIONDrama, reality, documentary, game shows, sport, floor shows, pilots and specials. 25 years of mixing for television. My work has been broadcast in Australia on Channels 7, 9 and 10, the ABC as well as SBS and SBS Viceland.
DOCUMENTARYSound design is often more subtle than film as often we’re trying to achieve a more realistic sound. Production dialogue recordings are often more challenging to edit and mix and so sound reduction techniques are really heavily used. Often mixing between lapel, camera dna boom audio and so the skill is in making this sound similar and natural.
SPORTOften heavily driven by the music track, sport packages can be highly emotive in a generally short period of time. The skill is in mixing the dialogue / VO with the music to really drive the emotion of the package. Usually lots of graphical sound design; think whooshes and impacts, crowds cheering etc.
TVCTelevision commercials rely even more heavily on the dialogue / VO and so it’s important not to have any music or sound effects too loud. The skill is in creating an emotional impact within a very short period of time. All TVC's are mixed to Australian Standard OP59.
SOCIAL & WEBMust not only be mixed to sound great on all types of speakers (mobile phones, laptops & tablets) but also the overall loudness levels must be the same as all other online sources such as Youtube, Spotify, Netflix etc.
Sharpe Sound is owned and run by Lincoln Sharpe, who has worked in the broadcast media industry since his first shift as an Audio Assistant at Channel 7 in Melbourne on April 25th, 1997. Over the next twelve years working full-time at Channel 7 Lincoln trained and worked on a large variety of productions as an Audio Director, Audio Engineer, Location Sound Recordist, Boom Swinger, in Audio Post Production and as an Audio Supervisor.
In 1999 Lincoln learnt to mix network promos and sport packages on a Fairlight MFX2 and has been sound designing and mixing on Pro Tools since 2003.
In 2009 Lincoln resigned in order to work for himself and in 2016 built Sharpe Sound Studio in Melbourne, Australia. Sharpe Sound is a custom designed Studio featuring state-of-the-art equipment, professionally designed acoustics, 5.1 surround sound, a comfortable client couch and great coffee.
Specialising in Sound Mixing and Sound Design for Broadcast, Film and Social Media, the range of services include; Dialogue Editing, Foley and Sound Effects Editing, custom recording and editing of Backgrounds, Roomtones and Atmospheres as well as Music Editing.
Past & Present clients include; Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 10, Foxtel, Fox Sports, SBS, ABC, AFL Media, V8 Media, SBS Viceland, Tennis Australia, Think-HQ, Jam TV, IMG and the Victorian College of the Arts.
WHAT CLIENT'S SAY
"I highly recommend Sharpe Sound. Lincoln is a superb sound designer with a ton of patience, amazing skills and was completely dedicated to my film project/s. Working at Lincoln’s studio was a fun, relaxed and creative environment, Lincoln listened to my input and produced a sound design way above my expectations. The cracking final music track by GB3 seamlessly went from a realistic club environment to stylised track over the film’s credits. I’m looking forward to working with Lincoln again soon!"
Writer / Director of the short film POOFTA & web series DAMAGED