Sound design and audio post mix for 'Baby Won’t You Please Come Home'

Promotional image for  Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Promotional image for Baby Won't You Please Come Home

Dubway engineer Nathaniel Reichman recently completed a final sound mix for upcoming short film Baby Won't You Please Come Home, written and directed by Christopher Piazza, and produced by Eli Cane.

The film focuses on a former jazz singer (Michelle Hurst, Orange Is The New Black) suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer’s and her daughter’s (Melanie Nicholls-KingThe Wire) struggle to care for her. It deals with the difficulties of watching a family member deteriorate but also seeks to put the audience into the point-of-view of the person suffering the disease.

Baby Won't You Please Come Home features three arrangements of gospel and jazz standards performed by Jazzmeia Horn (who was recently nominated for a Grammy for best Jazz Vocal Album). The film has just been completed and the plan is to hit the festival circuit throughout 2018. 

"Baby Won't You Please Come Home" is a short film starring Michelle Hurst ("Orange is the New Black, "Frances Ha") and Melanie Nicholls-King ("The Wire," "Orphan Black"). Written and directed by Christopher Piazza

Jessy Schram recording ADR for upcoming kids series 'The Nine Lives of Claw'

Jessy Schram

Jessy Schram

Actress Jessy Schram (Veronica Mars, Once Upon A Time) was in studio last week recording ADR for the upcoming animated series, The Nine Lives of Claw. Dubway engineer Louis Fisher recorded Jessy in NYC for three episodes, while creators Gary Pilla and Greg Scheetz joined in remotely from LA via Skype.

The Nine Lives of Claw is an animated kids' series produced by Pilla-Scheetz that is currently in production on Season 1. The production company is also  working with Animasia Studio in Malaysia to produce 26 three-minute webisode shorts. Along with Jessy Schram as the voice of Purrnelope, the cast includes Jim Cummings (Whinnie the Pooh and Tigger Too), Chris Knight (Madagascar, Shrek) and Max Osinki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.).

The Nine Lives of Claw follows the adventures of the sarcastic superhero cat, Claw; his genius mouse sidekick, Edison; and the always ambitious kitty, Purrfessor Purrnelope. Together they battle the sinister MUTT (Malicious Unleashed Thugs and Thieves) and a slew of other villains to keep things in order in the city of Anonymous. (Source)

Nathaniel Reichman and Rhumba featured in the pages of CAS Quarterly

CAS Quarterly

 The Cinema Audio Society (CAS) caught wind of what Rhumba (the partnership formed between Dubway Studios and Murmur Music) is doing with Dolby Atmos, and CAS member Matt Foglia interviewed our chief engineer Nathaniel Reichman along with two other mixers:

. . . WHILE RESEARCHING for this article, I also found an unusual use of Dolby Atmos. Nathaniel Reichman is a New York-based re-recording mixer with a client who was looking to create an audio-only sonic experience for a specific demographic. The caveat? The user would be listening, primarily, on headphones. Given this request, Reichman felt the immersive nature of binaural would provide the most engaging result . . .

Read on, beginning at page 50...

The Cinema Audio Society was formed in 1964 for the purpose of sharing information with Sound Professionals in the Motion Picture and Television Industry. It is a philanthropic, non-profit organization that holds educational meetings throughout the year on topics of interest to those in the sound and film industry, and also publishes the CAS Quarterly, and The CAS Membership and Industry Directory.

Ella Purnell recording pick-ups for BBC One's 'Ordeal By Innocence'

Ellla Purnell in  Maleficent , 2014

Ellla Purnell in Maleficent, 2014

English actress Ella Purnell (Maleficent, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children) was in studio recently recording ADR for BBC One's television adaptation of Agatha Christie's homonymous crime novel Ordeal By Innocence. Dubway engineer Adrian Thorstensen recorded Ella's pick-ups for the three episodes, connected with a studio in London, UK via Source Connect.


Ordeal By Innocence is a three-episode TV mini series to appear on BBC One, as part of the network's deal with Agatha Christie Productions to produce seven dramas based on the author’s works. Along with Purnell, joining the cast are Eleanor Tomlinson (Poldark), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Anthony Boyle (Harry Potter And The Cursed Child), Luke Treadaway (Fortitude), Morven Christie (The A Word), Crystal Clarke (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Alice Eve (Star Trek Into Darkness).

The murder mystery book, published in 1958, is a psychological thriller involving crimes from both past and present. According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker.

Bridget Moynahan lends her voice to WBUR's children's podcast 'Circle Round'

(Patrick James Miller)

(Patrick James Miller)

Last week, Dubway engineer Sam Palumbo recorded actress and model Bridget Moynahan (I, Robot, Blue Bloods, Lord of War) as a featured guest voice on WBUR's children's podcastCircle Round. The session included use of Dubway's dedicated Skype interface, SkypeWay, as show producers Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis supervised remotely from their studio in Boston, Massachusetts.

Sam with @bridgetmoynahan recording a podcast today! A pleasure having you at the studio!

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Circle Round is a children's storytime audio show created by husband and wife Rebecca Sheir and Eric Shimelonis. The podcast is broadcast on WBUR (Boston's NPR news station). Narrated by Sheir with sound design by Shimelonis, each 10-20 minute episode is an exploration of folktales from all over the world. An episode of Circle Round is described by Sheir as a "movie for your mind," encouraging imagination from children. Bridget Moynahan was the featured celebrity on this week's episode, "Clever Manka," an adaptation of a tale from the country once known as Czechoslovakia.

Norah Jones featured on an episode of Remy's Place

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones guest stars on "Dumplings!" - a new episode on Remy's Place, now live for listening on Panoply's children's app, Pinna, and for a limited time for free on Apple Podcasts! Here's Norah with show creators Michael Rubin & Richard Julian in the Mezzanine.

Michael Rubin, Norah Jones, Richard Julian

Michael Rubin, Norah Jones, Richard Julian

Conceived, written, and produced by Rhumba Recorders co-owner Michael Rubin with singer-songwriter Richard Julian, Remy's Place is a highly sound-designed, sonic extravaganza centered around a child, Remy, who grows up in a music café that his parents named after him. 

Music features some of the best jazz players in New York City (Norah Jones, Tony Scherr, Tony Mason, Henry Butler, Matthew Munesteri, Noé Socha, Kenny Wollesen, Roy Nathanson) and was recorded live in the Mezzanine studio.

'Someone Else's Wedding' first premiere at Whistler Film Festival


Someone Else's Wedding, a feature film by CCI Entertainment, made its first premiere in Canada at the Whistler Film Festival.

Earlier this year at Dubway, engineer Sam Palumbo recorded ADR for Someone Else's Wedding with award-winning actors Kathleen TurnerWallace Shawn and Luke Kirby. Director Pat Kiely tuned in via Dubway's dedicated Skype interface, SkypeWay.

Trailer below:

Directed by Pat Kiely An all-star cast, including Kathleen Turner, Frances Fisher, Wallace Shawn, Luke Kirby, Kevin Zegers, Jacob Tierney and Jessica Pare assemble for a wedding in Montreal. A more comically dysfunctional family would be hard to find.

'This Podcast Has Fleas' premieres on WNYC Kids!

A Cat. A Dog. Two Microphones. What could go wrong?

WNYC Studios teamed up with kids' television veterans Adam Peltzman and Koyalee Chanda (WallyKazam!, The Backyardigans, Blue's Clues) to create the top audio programming network's first-ever children's podcast: This Podcast Has Fleas. Rhumba worked on recording, sound designing, and mixing the series here at Dubway Studios. We are proud to present the series as its first episodes premiere this week! Take a listen to a preview via WNYC below:


This Podcast Has Fleas is a six-episode children's comedy show starring Jay Pharoah (SNL) as Jones, the trash-talking cool cat with a fondness for auto-tune, and Emily Lynne as Waffles the dog, who is eager to please and loves a good sleepover party. The two silly animals not only live under the same roof, but are also rivals with dueling podcasts! With unpredictable but amusing storylines, the show features original music and some familiar voices as recurring characters, including Alec Baldwin as the goldfish Mr. Glub, and Eugene Mirman as Benny the gerbil.

This hilarious new 'pawcast' is the first installment of WNYC's new kids' programming division, and is sure to make both children and adults laugh.

A look behind the scenes of Pharaoh and Lynne recording the podcast in studio.

'Bravo Tango Brain Training' - a meditation app for Veterans by NatGeo and 360i

Bravo Tango

National Geographic and 360i teamed up together to create Bravo Tango Brain Training, a meditation app designed specifically for veterans.

Dubway Studios facilitated the recording and post mix for the audio in the app, as well as hired the voice actor for the guided meditation.

Former Air Force Psychologist and combat veteran Dr. Michael Valdovinos says "Many veterans are hesitant to try meditation and mindfulness because of societal stereotypes it carries in our community. In my practice, however, I’ve found meditation, mindfulness and voice therapy to be highly effective in reducing stress, refining focus and raising optimism. Bravo Tango Brain Training is a bridge to seeking help and brings a unique approach directly to the veteran community where we feel safest: our homes."

Radio Spot mix for AAA

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Earlier this summer, Rhumba (formed the the partnership of Dubway Studios and Murmur Music) produced a jingle for the automobile service, AAA, via the agency, Majestic MediaMichael Rubin composed and arranged the music, while Nathaniel Reichman was the lead audio producer. Rhumba produced the vocal session in the Mezzanine studio. The official radio spot was recently mixed in October by Dubway engineer Zac Suskevich.

Olfactory wins Best Dramatic Short at the Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest

Congratulations to everyone involved in the short film Olfactory for winning Best Dramatic Short film at the Berlin Sci-Fi Filmfest this November! A job well done!

Last year, Dubway had the opportunity to produce the audio — location recording, ADR, foley, SFX, mixing — for Christopher Piazza's short film, Olfactory.

The science fiction drama surrounds an experimental product "Olfactory" that allows users to re-experience memories, starring Kieran Mulcare, Alison Barton and Molly Camp.

Watch a trailer of the sci-fi drama, written and directed by Christopher Piazza, below.

'Season Isle' on Panoply's Pinna!

This autumn, Panoply launched a new subscription app for kids, Pinna, which The New York Times calls "a digital toy box full of ad-free audio for listeners 4-12.” Along with Remy's Place, Dubway has been working closely with the podcast network on the production of Season Isle. The series is now available for listening on the Pinna app.


Produced by Rhumba Recorders and recorded at Dubway Studios, Season Isle is a highly produced 20-episode radio play, complete with scoring and intensive sound design. Rhumba cast and directed the talent as well as the scoring and audio post.

Premiering this autumn, the fantasy audio series Season Isle releases one episode each day.
The thrilling story surrounds 10-year-old twins, Juniper and Zephyr Hillhouse, and their adventures on Season Isle. "This enchanting island is divided into four seasons, and sometimes a problem arising in one season can only be solved with assistance from another season. In these moments of need, the denizens of Season Isle turn to the center of the island for help. There live The Twins and their guardian, House on the Hill, an animate, magical house. Will Juniper and Zeph be able to help the seasons find harmony?"

New podcast: 'Permanently Damaged' with Laura Banks and Janette Barber

Among all the new podcasts coming to record with us at Dubway Studios, one to keep an ear out for is Permanently Damaged with Banks and Barber! The series, in association with Crossover Media Group and Art 19, launched this autumn on Apple Podcasts. The pair record their shows in our Main Floor studios weekly with Dubway engineer Zac Suskevich.


Permanently Damaged features hosts (and superstars) Janette Barber, six-time Emmy Award winning TV producer/writer on The Rosie O’Donnell Show and ABC’s The View and former SiriusXM host and comic, and Laura Banks, comic, Star Trek actress and movie star. "Banks and Barber are kick-ass NYC female comics and USA Today best selling co-authors, taking the podcast world by storm in this tell-all program."

About the podcast: "Based in New York City, PD serves listeners interested in laugh-out-loud humor mixed with real information and insight about how to survive as a single female or married in the 21st Century. Permanently Damaged with Banks and Barber is released every week on Tuesdays and Thursdays." Read more about the podcast on

Listen to the first episode below!

Cerberus Rex: An Audio Adventure on


Last autumn, Dubway Studios facilitated the principal dialogue recording for new radio play Cerberus Rex, in which engineer Adrian Thorstensen recorded six voice actors simultaneously in the Mezzanine Studio's Live Room. Thorstensen also worked on the final mix earlier this summer.

CERBERUS REX, written and produced by Jason Hardcastle at Heorot Media, is an hour-and-a-half long science fiction audio adventure:

"Dr. Anabela Correia, a professor of astrophysics at Hawksmoor University, travels upon request by a former colleague to Well Station, a research facility performing experiments on a mystery of physics in an underground cave.  A natural explorer, Ana rushes to view the phenomenon first-hand and, accompanied by Well Station Security/Containment Officer Benjamin Wyngarde, is soon staring down at a marvel hidden deep. Then... not so deep."

Available for high-quality download and free streaming on

New podcast: 'Spare Change' with Belyne and Sherrell

Spare Change podcast

Our studios continue to bustle with the birth of new podcast recordings every week! Dubway Studios became home to Belyne Vil and Sherrell's new talk-show format podcast, Spare Change, recording weekly with our staff engineers.

"Spare Change podcast is the humorous guide to navigating through relationships, health and wellness, and a dose of pop-culture. Co-hosts Belyne and Sherrell, combine their unofficial opinions and two-cents to provide the audience with some 'spare change.'"

Episodes available for listening on SoundCloud and iTunes.

New podcast: Datboy and a Bougie Chick

Our studios have been bustling with new podcast recordings every week! Podcasters Martina Miller and Caron Breland have started their new show, Datboy and a Bougie Chick, recording every week with our engineers.


Grab a glass of your favorite wine or potion and join Martina (@heyytinaa), and Breland (@DatBoyBreland) as they give their controversial yet comedic views on all things life, relationships, and pop culture. As recent HBCU (FAMU) Alumni now residing in the Big Apple, Datboy & A Bougie Chick will deliver conversation that you may always think, but never say aloud.

Available every Thursday on Soundcloud (Apple Podcast Coming Soon).

Jane Ira Bloom interview for Soul and Jazz radio's "The Fringe"

Jane Ira Bloom

Last month, soprano saxophonist Jane Ira Bloom visited Dubway to record a spotlight interview with Michael Ambrosino, for Soul and Jazz's "The Fringe" series. Bloom talks about slowing down, using every note and her new album ‘Wild Lines - Improvising Emily Dickinson’ on the tenth edition of The Fringe’s Artist Spotlight series. Take a listen to the interview here.

Jane Ira Bloom is a Grammy nominated jazz soprano saxophonist and composer, noted for her use of live electronics in her shows to alter the sound of her performance. In 2007, she was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship for musical composition, and in 2013, in her release Sixteen saunders received a Grammy nomination for the Beat Surround Sound category. "Wild Lines," her latest work for jazz quartet/spoken word inspired by the poetry of Emily Dickinson, was recently released on September 8th.

The Fringe is a two-hour on-demand program that showcases musicians from around the globe who are reshaping the landscape of Jazz. The show features music that's creative, fun, hip, curious, & thoughtful, but still familiar to anyone who listens to, and appreciates contemporary Jazz.

'Remy's Place' featured on Pinna, Panoply's new children's app


This month, the podcast network Panoply launched a new subscription app for kids, Pinna, which The New York Times calls "a digital toy box full of ad-free audio for listeners 4-12.”

Over the last few months, Dubway has been working closely with the podcast network on two of the new Rhumba-produced series. One of the audio series, Remy's Place, a musical narrative, is now available for listening on the Pinna app, with new episodes releasing weekly.


Conceived, written, and produced by Rhumba Recorders co-owner Michael Rubin with singer-songwriter Richard Julian, Remy's Place is a highly sound-designed, sonic extravaganza centered around a child, Remy, who grows up in a music café that his parents named after him. 

Music features some of the best jazz players in New York City (Norah Jones, Tony Scherr, Tony Mason, Henry Butler, Matthew Munesteri, Noé Socha, Kenny Wollesen, Roy Nathanson) and was recorded live in the Mezzanine studio. Remy's Place's production adheres to Rhumba's axiom that kids programming and music should be enjoyable by all ages.