The Sound Room Ltd (est. 2003) is based in Auckland, New Zealand and is run by composers/producers Tom Fox and Marshall Smith. The Sound Room writes and produces music and sound design for film/tv, advertising, games & apps and artists all around the world.
- Music composition / songwriting / arrangement / production
- Sound design / SFX / foley
- Mixing for film & TV
- Mixing & mastering for music
- Voiceover casting and recording
“Marshall and Tom of The Sound Room scored our blue chip series Big Pacific. The pictures were wonderful, the script was engaging but it was their music that brought the emotions of the stories to the screen. With ever shifting deadlines and recutting of the same shows many times over we put them through a trial by fire as they tried to keep up with the editorial changes we threw at them. Every step of the way they showed patience and grace while we did what we needed to do, barely leaving them time to do what they needed to do. Nonetheless the outcome was thrilling.”
Big Pacific – Showrunner
The Sound Room hits the right tune for any market. It’s because of this we come back for more. Working with Marshall and Tom is a pleasant experience since they have the patience and perseverance to deal with Client’s and Cirkus’ wishes and needs!
MD – Cirkus Animation
I’ve worked with The Sound Room for many years. We’ve managed to pull together some great projects, The Sound Room were the FIRST producers to give me a crack at this side of the industry and I have picked up a huge array of skills working closely with them. Professionalism, prompt and most of all, dope at what they do.
The Sound Room writes and produces beautiful high quality music and sound design for film, TV, games/apps, theatre, artists and bands all over the world.
KEY FILM / TV CREDITS.
Big Pacific, Hip-Hoperation, Morgan Freeman & ESPN, BBC, Animal Planet, Discovery, PBS, BSkyB, ARTE, CCTV, NHK, BSkyB, ABC, Channel 10, SBS, SABC, TVNZ, TV3 and Maori TV.
KEY COMMERCIAL CREDITS.
Coca Cola, Porsche, McDonalds, Walls Cornetto & Taylor Swift, Suzuki, 7-Up, Rexona, Sunsilk, Dove, Mountain Dew, Panadol, Clear Shampoo, Comfort, TREsemmé, Hershey’s, Pepsodent, Lotto, Annabel Langbein, Genesis Energy, Mobil, Crown Lager, Metropolitan Life, United Travel and Vodafone.
KEY DIGITAL CLIENTS.
CAPCOM Japan (Games), ImaginMe Games (Thailand / USA), Les Mills International, Auckland Art Gallery, Auckland War Memorial Museum, Otago Settlers Museum, Basement Theatre, TAPAC, The Globe Theatre (UK).
KEY ARTISTS / BANDS.
Josh Groban & Ladysmith Black Mbaza, T-Bos, Will Martin, The NZ Trio, Jack Body, David Long, Mike Chunn & Play It Strange, Nu’Ray & Tyree, Kings, King Kapisi, Gray Bartlett, Erkah, Bright Blue, The Usual, Jason Kerrison, Suzy Cato, Kath Bee, Polkadots, Timmy Schummacher, The Topliners (USA)
Their tracks regularly feature round the world on channels like MTV, Nickelodeon, VH-1, Discovery and Fox and have been recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with David Arnold (James Bond, Massive Attack…).
The Sound Room has a large network of international publishing deals with 2000+ pieces published and regularly collaborates with clients, artists and writers all over the world. It also has it’s own rapidly expanding original online music library.
Tom has 30 years of experience in the music industry, having been involved in the writing and production of songs, film and TV scores as well as being a highly rated session guitarist, programmer and specialist in world music. Tom has been part of a number of chart topping songs. Weeping, a song originally recorded and sung when he was a member of the band Bright Blue was recorded by multi-platinum selling artist Josh Groban and produced by Glen Ballard. This album went to #1 on the US charts and to date has sold in excess of 4 million copies. IMDB
Marshall is an award winning singer and songwriter who won a place at the Berlinale in 2016, an ART Venture Award in 2012 for creative entrepreneurs and was granted a Professional Development Award in 2011 from the NZ Film Commission. He has also been a finalist for song of the year in the APRA Silver Scrolls (2004). Marshall is co-founder and Chairperson of the Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand. IMDB
The Sound Room has two purpose built recording studios in Takapuna and Bayswater also on the North Shore in Auckland with a range of other studios at their disposal for larger projects if required.
Tom and Marshall pride themselves on working with warmth, integrity and honesty; creating high quality music on time and on budget for clients big or small.