Levels Audio is the industry’s most luxurious Post Production house.
Located in the heart of Hollywood, with a state-of-the-art
14,000 square foot facility, Levels offers
the finest talent and equipment available.
At Levels Audio, clients can perfect every aspect of their project’s sound
in a comfortable, productive environment.

History

Levels Audio Post was established by musician/producer/recording engineer Brian Riordan in 1999 in response to a shortage of independently owned and operated post audio facilities, which at that time were fleeing to Santa Monica and the westside of Los Angeles in a rash of corporate mergers. In just eight years, Levels Audio became known as the destination of choice for producers seeking the best in audio post service.

With HBO, ABC, CBS, CMT, ESPN, FOX, NBC, MTV, Showtime and VH-1 all completing successful projects at Levels, the sheer volume of work at the original 1606 N. Highland Avenue location necessitated a move to a larger facility with more potential. Riordan then acquired the former Birns and Sawyer location, a 14,000 sq. ft. building located at 1026 N. Highland and, in July 2006, opened a fresh, new concept in post production: the industry’s most luxurious boutique.

Carefully designed over a twelve-month period by Riordan in conjunction with world-class studio architect Peter Grueneisen (NonZero/Architecture), the sophisticated new facility encompasses seven Digidesign ICON-equipped 5.1 dub stages, an ADR/Foley stage, three audio editorial suites, two visual effects suites, a central machine room, conference room, two large kitchens and lounges, a lofted guest apartment, and all of this with completely private, secured parking.

Awards

2013 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Series or Special – American Idol
2013 Primetime Emmy Nomination Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming – The Amazing Race
2013 Primetime Emmy Nomination Sound Editing for a Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) – The Amazing Race
2012 Primetime Emmy WINNER Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special- The 84th Annual Academy Awards
2012 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming – The Amazing Race
2012 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)  – The Amazing Race
2011 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming  – American Idol
2011 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming  – The Amazing Race
2011 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)  – American Idol
2011 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)  – The Amazing Race
2011 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)  – Whale Wars
2010 Primetime Emmy Winner Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special  – The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
2010 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special  – American Idol
2010 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special  – American Idol
2010 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special  – The 82nd Annual Academy Awards
2010 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming  – The Amazing Race
2009 Primetime Emmy WINNER Outstanding Sound Mixing For a Variety or Music Series or Special – The 81st Annual Academy Awards
2009 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half Hour) and Animation – Flight of the Conchords
2009 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special – American Idol
2009 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming – American Idol
2008 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special  – American Idol
2008 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety, Music Series or a Special – The 80th Annual Academy Awards
2006 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special or Animation – American Idol
2005 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special or Animation – American Idol
2005 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) – American Idol
2004 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special  – The 76th Annual Academy Awards
2003 Primetime Emmy Nomination Outstanding Sound Mixing for Non-Fiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera) – American Idol


2013 Primetime Emmy Winner Outstanding Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing (Single or Multi-Camera) –  Disney Parks Christmas Day Parade

2013 CAS Award Winner Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials
The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

2012 CAS Award Nomination Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials
Lady Gaga Presents:The Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden

2009 CAS Award Nomination Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials
American Idol


2012 TEC Award Nominee for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Television Sound Production – American Idol
2009 TEC Award Nominee for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Television Sound Production – American Idol
2007 TEC Award Nomineefor Outstanding Creative Achievement in Television Sound Production – American Idol
2007 TEC Award Nominee for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Studio Design – Levels Audio
2006 TEC Award Nominee for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Television Sound Production – American Idol