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First Buffalo studio
Alma road old commentary booth
First Buffalo studio

Wounded Buffalo was founded by two good friends with a mutual passion for sound. Tim and Max met at HTV in the late 1980s, where they worked as sound editors.

When the opportunity to work on the BBC series “999” came along, they decided to set up their own company. The timing was perfect; sound editing was transitioning from analogue to digital so, armed with an Audiofile digital sound system, Max and Tim launched one of Bristol’s first independent and fully digital sound editing facilities. Kate Hopkins soon joined the team. Already a highly regarded sound editor, Kate brought with her a wealth of experience and talent.

Wounded Buffalo started its days in rented accommodation above an antiques shop in Alma Road, but in 1994 19a Hampton Lane was purchased and developed to incorporate a dubbing theatre and four sound editing suites.

Reception A
Theatre A
Edit suites - Jonnys

Over the next 25 years the company went from strength to strength. It is now home to three dubbing theatres (including a Dolby Atmos theatre), six edit suites and a team of 20.

We have been privileged to have had the opportunity to work on many groundbreaking projects of the highest calibre such as Blue Planet II, The Biggest Little Farm, The Elephant Queen and Our Planet. We are extremely grateful to all our clients who entrust us with their amazing films, and we will endeavour to continue to do them justice.

Sadly, Max died at the beginning of 2018. He was an extremely talented sound designer and is deeply missed. Passionate about recording sound, he has left us with an incredible library of sound effects that provide poignant daily reminders of his perfectionism, humour and dedication.

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