Award winning specialist division of Australia’s leading post- production company, Soundfirm, producing audiobooks and podcasts at our state-of-the-art facilities in Melbourne and Sydney.
Our sound directors have the dedication required to bring to life these complex productions, backed by our team of experts in voice direction, language adaptation, editing and sound design.
We’ve produced hundreds of books and podcasts. From novellas, children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, multiple accents and languages, political essays and multi voice drama and this list keeps growing. A full list of our works and clients can be made available on request.
A key service is casting, drawing on our vast database of voice artists who understand the intricacies of audiobook narration. We also work with authors who prefer to do their own narrations and support the preparation of the performance.
Keep scrolling and see why we’ve earned a reputation for creating productions with the authenticity and power to engage with audiences around the world.
The Audiobook Podcast is an audio series for the makers and listeners of audiobooks.
What goes on behind the making of a professional audiobook? We will break all that down for you. Each episode Justine Sloane-Lees (Our senior director here at SquareSound) along with voice actor and coach Abbe Holmes talk on a different topic.
So whether you are a novelist, or have a professional studio or publishing house, if you are an author, director, engineer, narrator or audiobook lover, this program is for you. The Audiobook Podcast is recorded in the booth at SquareSound Studios, Melbourne. Produced by Chetna Chawla and Maryanne Plazzer.
Co-Founder | Creative Producer
Maryanne’s work in the audio industry extends over two decades. Business director, project manager, and engaged in the creative process through casting, direction, music placement and sound design. All projects start here.
Director | Producer
Yen has worked in audiobook production and publishing for over a decade. He has multiple award winning titles under his belt and a degree in jazz drumming.
Senior Audiobook Director
Justine’s creative career spans thirty years. In the specialised field of audiobooks and audio drama, she is one of the most experienced directors around. Host of The Audiobook Podcast and a maker of damn fine jam.
Director | Engineer
Based in our Sydney, NSW studio, Will leads our audiobook department as director and engineer, alongside his dialogue recording (ADR) for film.
Audiobook Director | Editor
With a background in linguistics Chetna’s audiobook production and direction is built on a solid foundation. Her love for literature and storytelling shows in her projects created in studio.
Director | Engineer
Based in Sydney Alex loves working with people to bring stories to life. He prides himself in adding positivity and an attention to detail to each recording session. Also specialises in ADR for feature Films and TV.
Director | Sound Designer
Audio engineer, director and sound designer, Melissa has worked extensively with actors, broadcasters and musicians. With over 20 years experience she has creatively collaborated on audio features, fictions, book readings and documentaries.
Editor | Engineer
Stuart supports the team off site from Adelaide, SA in post-production, editing, audio repair, sound design and mastering. He has a background in audiobook direction, music and audio design
Bridget joined the team in 2016.
Musician and editor, her fine auditory skills improve our productions and her mark ups on text highly accurate. Better than any AI.
HOLLY TOOHEY, PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE AUSTRALIA
‘Square Sound are audiobook professionals. Maryanne and the team are incredibly helpful and efficient. We’re lucky to benefit from their recording expertise, especially their sound design skills.’
KAREN WARD, HACHETTE AUSTRALIA
‘Maryanne and the team are efficient, professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. I am amazed at their attention to detail and their high standards of quality control. The end result is always an audiobook that everyone can be proud of.’
JEFF TABNICK, RECORDED BOOKS USA
‘SquareSound always goes above and beyond. They’re communicative, friendly and the end product is always excellent. Can’t recommend them enough’
HELEN RAZOR (AUTHOR), ALLEN & UNWIN
‘Just want to say that I really enjoyed my time at SquareSound. Justine is an ideal director for audiobooks. Her technique for maintaining a tone is spot-on, and she really knows how to make the “talent” comfortable.’
ROSIE BARRY, HAY HOUSE AUSTRALIA
‘We have worked with Maryanne and the SquareSound team to record a number of audiobooks. In each case, we have been impressed by the team’s knowledge, professionalism and the efficient project management, from commission to delivery of final files.’
BERNADETTE SCHWERDT (AUTHOR), JOHN WILEY
‘I felt I was in very safe hands and that you knew exactly what you were doing every step of the way. You really stepped me through the process, so thank you for your support.’
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