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GCRS
51-53 Great Marlborough Street
London
W1F 7JT

About

Grand Central Recording Studios (GCRS) is a world leading sound design and audio post production facility located in London, England, creating award winning audio production and sound design for TV, film, digital, experiential, interactive and immersive experiences.

GCRS offers 8 state-of-the art digital sound studios including Dolby 5.1, 7.1 and Atmos™ as well as Third Order Ambisonics. Since 1994, GCRS has trail blazed creativity in sound design, bringing an unparalleled passion for audio to some of the most powerful and memorable advertising campaigns for global brands such as Nike, Toyota, Facebook, Spotify, Adidas and Heineken whilst winning prizes at the Cannes Lions, D&AD, the CLIOs and many more.

In 2017 it opened a dedicated division (GCVRS) offering end-to-end creative audio services for immersive projects, from ideation to final audio integration for 4D attractions, dark rides, game-engine production, and AR/VR/XR immersive experiences. GCVRS works with themed entertainment design firms and media producers to create 360 immersive sound design for installs such as four ride experiences at Lionsgate Entertainment World in China which went on to win a prestigious Themed Entertainment Industry Award.  Their work for Samsung, Sky and the Natural History Museum has won over twelve industry awards including The One Show, British Arrows and Cannes Lions.

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Awards

Music & Sound Awards 2020 Argos ‘Book of Dreams’ Best Sync in Broadcast Advertising

THEA Awards 2020 The Twilight Sage ‘Midnight Ride’ Outstanding Achievement

APA Top 20 of 2020 Argos ‘Book of Dreams’

APA IDEAS Awards 2020 Jaguar Land Rover ‘Defender VR’ Best Virtual Reality Experience

Kinsale Sharks 2020 (Bronze) Argos ‘Book of Dreams’ Best Use of Licensed Music

Kinsale Sharks 2020 (Bronze) Argos ‘Book of Dreams’ Sound Mixing

Shorty Awards 2020 HSBC ’Sounds of Home’ Creative Use of Technology

Female Frontier Awards 2020 (Honouree) Overall Contribution; Carole Humphrey, MD

Female Frontier Awards 2020 (Honouree) Transforming Technology; Carole Humphrey, MD

Broadcast Tech Awards 2019 Samsung ‘A Moon for All Mankind; Best Use of VR

Shots Awards 2018 (Silver) BT Plus ‘Song’ Best Use of Music in a Commercial

Creative Circle Awards 2018 Hiscox ‘Synth’ Best Use of Sound Design

Creative Circle Awards 2018 Hiscox ‘Synth’ Best Use of Medium

The Drum Awards 2018 Samsung ‘A Moon for All Mankind Advertising Award for Virtual Reality

British Arrows 2018 (Silver) Sky ‘4DVR’ Craft in VR

Epica Awards 2018 (Silver) Samsung ‘A Moon for All Mankind Virtual Reality

LIA Awards 2018 (Silver) Samsung ‘A Moon for All Mankind Production & Post Production: Virtual Reality

Experience Design & Tech Awards 2018 (Gold) Samsung ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ Best use of VR or AR

AEAF 2018 (Gold) Samsung ‘A Moon for All Mankind’ VR Experience

APA IDEAS Awards (2018) Sky ‘4DVR’ Best Music / Sound Design for an Interactive Experience

D&AD 2018 (Wood) Canon ‘Boundaries’ Use of Music for Film Advertising

D&AD 2017 (Wood) RAF ‘Sound Skills’ Sound Design and Use of Music for Digital Production

British Arrows 2016 (Silver) Google & Natural History Museum ‘Bring Back to Life in VR’; VR

Creative Circle Awards 2016 (Silver) Rekorderlig ‘Silver Surfers’ Best Original Music

D&AD 2016 (Yellow) Rekorderlig ‘Silver Surfers’ Use of Music for Film Advertising

Kinsale Sharks 2015 (Gold) BBC Music ‘God Only Knows’  Best Use of Sound Design / Music: Int Promo

Kinsale Sharks 2015 (Gold) BBC Music ‘God Only Knows’ Best Use of Adapted Music

Kinsale Sharks 2015 (Silver) Pampers Wipes ‘Poo Face’ Best Use of Music

Creative Circle 2015 (Silver) National Autistic Society ‘Sensory Overload’ Sound Design

Music & Sound Awards 2015 BBC Music ‘God Only Knows’ Use of Music  – Promo

D&AD 2015 (Wood) National Autistic Society ‘Sensory Overload’ Best Use of Sound Design

D&AD 2015 (Wood) Imperial War Museum ‘Flight of The Stories’ Best Use of Sound Design

Kinsale Sharks 2014 (Gold) BBC Radio 1 ‘Reboot’ Use of Music / Sound Design – Promo

Kinsale Sharks 2014 (Bronze) Imperial War Museum ‘Flight of The Stories’; Best Music / Sound Design

Clio Awards 2014 (Bronze) National Autistic Society ‘Sensory Overload’; Sound Design

LIA Awards 2014 (Bronze) Assassin’s Creed 4 ‘Black flag’  Use of Licensed Music

LIA Awards 2014 (Bronze) Heineken ‘The Odyssey’ Use of Licensed Music

Music & Sound Awards 2013 (Gold) Cocaine Unwrapped Sound Design – Radio Advertising

Music & Sound Awards 2013 (Gold) British Heart Foundation ‘CPR’ Best Sync / Use of Music

Music & Sound Awards 2012 (Gold) BBC Natural History ‘Wonderful World’; Best Sync – Re records and adapts

British Arrows 2012 (Silver) British Heart Foundation ‘CPR’ Best Use of Music

Creative Circle 2012 (Silver) British Heart Foundation ‘CPR’  Best Use of Music

D&AD 2012 (Yellow) BBC Natural History ‘Wonderful World’ Best Use of Music

Kinsale Sharks 2012 (Gold) BBC Natural History ‘Wonderful World’ Best Use of Sound: Promo

Kinsale Sharks 2012 (Silver) BBC EastEnders Hurricane Best Use of Sound: Promo
Kinsale Sharks 2012 (Silver) BBC Shakespeare Unlocked Best Use Of Sound: Promo

Kinsale Sharks 2012 (Silver) British Heart Foundation ‘CPR’ Best Use of Music

LIA Awards 2011 (Bronze) Mooncup Original Music

Cannes Lions 2011 (Silver) Nike ‘Write the Future’  Use of Music

Cannes Lions 2011 (Silver) Nike ‘Write the Future’ Sound Design

Creative Circle 2011 (Gold) Nike ‘Write the Future’ Sound Design

British Arrows 2011 (Gold)  Nike ‘Write the Future’ Sound Design

Kinsale Sharks 2011 (Gold) Nike ‘Write the Future’ Sound Design / Use of Music

D&AD 2011 (Wood) Nike ‘Write the Future’ Sound Design

LIA Awards 2011 (Gold) Heineken ‘The Date’ Use of Licensed Music

LIA Awards 2011 (Gold) Heineken ‘The Entrance’ Use of Licensed Music

Clio Awards 2011 (Bronze) Nike ‘Write the Future’  Use of Licensed Music

Kinsale Sharks 2011 (Gold) T-Mobile ‘Welcome Back’  Use of Music / Sound Design

Eurobest 2011 (Gold) Heineken ‘The Entrance’ Use of Licensed Music

Eurobest 2011 (Bronze) Nike ‘Write the Future’ Use of Music

Creative Circle 2010 (Gold) Benadryl ‘War’ Best Use of Sound Design

Creative Circle 2010 (Silver) T-Mobile ‘Welcome Back’ Use of Music

LIA Awards 2010 (Bronze) Nike ‘Write the Future’; Adapted Music

LIA Awards 2010 (Gold) BBC Local Radio Use of Music – Adapted

New York Festival 2010 (Bronze) Guinness ‘Bring It To Life’ Use of Music – Original

Kinsale Sharks 2010 (Silver) Guinness ‘Bring It to Life’ Use of Music / Sound Design

Clio Awards 2010 (Bronze) BBC Local Radio Use of Music – Adapted

Cannes Lions 2009 (Bronze) Anti Drink Drive ‘Custody,Cell,Search’ Radio

Clio Awards 2009 (Bronze) Anti Drink Drive ‘Custody,Cell,Search’ Radio

Kinsale Sharks 2008 (Gold) Guinness ‘Music Machine’ Sound Design

Cannes Lions 2003 (Gold) Nike Stickman

British Arrows 2000 (Gold) NSPCC ‘Can’t Look’ Sound Design

D&AD 1999 (Yellow) British Army ‘Torchlight’ Sound Design

Creative Circle 1999 (Silver) British Army ‘Torchlight’ Sound Design

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Currently topping @netflix charts, critics have reported this series trumps the first one. Anyway, it's a good excuse to watch more of Henry Cavill we think. Part-ADR by Tristan. #thewitcherseason2#ADR#GCRSyoutube.com/watch?v=TJFVV2…
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A film featuring sound design? Yes please. Thai Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's latest thriller stars the incredible Tilda Swinton as an ex-pat living in Columbia who is attuned to sound and vibrations from the past. In cinemas from today. ADR by Tristan. https://t.co/s8fIK8K6LF
2 weeks ago
Dry January? Make it cool with @Heineken 🍻 Campaign by @PublicisItaly and sound by Raja and Markus. #cheers#dryjanuary#sounddesign#gcrsvimeo.com/664187906
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Welcome to 2022. Come what may, it's going to be a good year💪 https://t.co/oOxUxYWwnQ
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Heineken 0.0 Uses History to Bust Myths on Non-Alcoholic Drinking

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'Cheers with No Alcohol' campaign from Publicis Italy journeys through history to debunk the myth of non-alcohol drinks being the 'unsociable option'

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Syn’s head of business development, Benji Compston, wraps up 2021's Music Monthly edition with five music videos that have really set the bar for him in recent weeks

Communicating Coercive Control Through Sound: A Journey to Deliver Women’s Aid Film ‘Sinking’

Communicating Coercive Control Through Sound: A Journey to Deliver Women’s Aid Film ‘Sinking’

Grand Central Recording Studio's Rachel Scott and Lizzy Andrews share their insight into crafting the right sound for Women's Aid

Thinking in Sound: Seeing It All Come Together with Gary Turnbull

Thinking in Sound: Seeing It All Come Together with Gary Turnbull

Creative sound designer and chief engineer at GCRS on how the industry has changed and how his tastes have changed

17 Spooktacular Sounds Chosen by Sound Designers this Halloween

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Grand Central Recording Studios' Interactive ‘Chladni Plate’ Communicates Emotional Impact of Sound

Grand Central Recording Studios' Interactive ‘Chladni Plate’ Communicates Emotional Impact of Sound

The sound design and audio-post production company commissioned Oscar-winning Framestore to bring the work to life