Far more than a sound and video post-production facility studio – a world unto itself. A beautiful space where technology and design meet to create a setting where productivity and creativity reign supreme.
We are a team of award-winning engineers, producers, musicians, composers and project managers with the latest technology, working in a unique environment designed for the ultimate in comfort, creativity and collaboration.
2/15/13 - ZapBoomBang Studios has an opening for a qualified Production Services Manager. Come join our team! -- read more.
2/7/13 - ZapBoomBang Studios is proud to have been awarded 4 GOLD, 4 SILVER and 5 Citations of Excellence for our work at the 51st Annual Addy Awards Houston.
1/17/13 - ZapBoomBang Studios ended the year and launched 2013 with production in Houston, Texas for content development company Lightning Strikes Entertainment. Tune in soon for more - we will have very exciting news to share!
12/4/12 - The Houston Chronicle - Musicians, kids team up to write a song about hope - read more.
11/13/12 - We are thrilled to announce the release of our inaugural project: It’s Out There Waiting, a beautiful song that celebrates the collaboration of a local nonprofit, a Grammy award winning producer, and a handful of award-winning artists. The single, inspired by patients at the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, is now available on iTunes. All proceeds will go to Purple Songs Can Fly, an organization that co-created the song and provides a musical outlet for young patients. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/its-out-there-waiting-feat./id571241651
11/13/12 - During the making of It’s Out There Waiting, GRAMMY -winning producer Andres Levin and an all-star cast of musicians were inspired by the experiences of the young patients from Purple Songs Can Fly. They all met for the first time at our studio and together they were able to create a beautiful song full of hope. http://youtu.be/nskQRmnv8kM
11/11/12 - You’ve heard us mention our inaugural project It’s Out There Waiting but did you know we couldn’t have done it without Purple Songs Can Fly? The nonprofit organization provides a creative musical outlet to patients and their siblings at the Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers. Thanks to them, we were able to connect with children that are just as passionate about producing music as we are. If you haven’t already done so, visit Purple Songs Can Fly’s website and show your support: http://www.purplesongscanfly.org/
10/24/2012 - ZapBoomBang Studio is now on Twitter and Facebook!
10/9/2012 - ZapBoomBang Studio launches gallery sections on zapboombang.com. Visitors to the zapboombang.com site can now view videos and photos of produced work and studio sessions.
9/23/2012 - ZapBoomBang Studio delivers another stellar TV spot for Verizon; the 'Orchestra' TV spot.
Cut a commercial. Cut a music video. Cut a record. It’s all cutting edge at ZapBoomBang. We are the one-stop, end-to-end, state-of-the-art resource for all your video and audio production needs.
We have five video suites, fully equipped with the latest and finest editing and post-production software and hardware. Or, if you want to make your musical concepts fly from your mind’s eye into reality, we offer two incredible studios with the tools, equipment and ambiance that make any other recording studio pale in comparison.
Both studios have soundlocks and performance spaces. One nicely accommodates a small orchestra. While the other is perfect for capturing the most personal musical performance.
Whether you are creating and performing music or posting your filmwork, ZapBoomBang provides an environment of absolute comfort, beauty and productivity.
As Aretha Franklin said, “What you want, baby, I got it!
All studios are designed with maximum flexibility in mind. Audio and video systems are completely discrete. All systems are 100% compatible and full connectivity is available for easy sharing of media and assets.
The control rooms are acoustically similar. This means there will be no change in the sound if you decide to switch to a different room to continue your project or take advantage of the live rooms.
All ProTools sytems are HD3 with ample I/O running on the latest Mac Pros with large memory and vast storage space.
All video editing is performed pulling media from a 40 GB SAN, allowing multiple editors to work with the same footage.
Playing off Ocean's 11 and inspired by the greatness of the Rat Pack, this bright, spacious, acoustically spectacular, one-cool-breeze of a studio is designed to accommodate the most demanding of musical projects – from a small orchestra or a multi-piece band to the most challenging individual performances. Ocean's features a 1922 Steinway Grand Piano in pristine condition, sharp as Dean's tuxedo, and a bright acoustical environment designed to bring every nuance to life.
Flanking the performance space are two soundlocks designed to isolate and capture individual performances, both with visibility to the large performance space and the control studio. Ol' Blue Eyes never had it so good. Yes, Ocean's Studio is very cool, baby. Very cool.
Empire Studio is inspired by the not-so-understated elegance of the old world. Rich in textures, plush contrast and regal colors. While Empire is beautiful, it's also absolutely functional. Everything serves a purpose – a sound purpose, indeed.
With enough space for a quartet, string or horn section and an adjacent soundlock, Empire is a magnificently efficient and comfortable workspace. And, with a control room with the exact same sound specifications as that of Ocean's Studio, producers and engineers can toggle sessions from Empire to Ocean's seamlessly. An inspiring space fit for a king – the likes of B.B. King, for example.
That's what your level of creativity will be doing in Smokin' Studio. It's perfect for stereo mixing, composing, surround or stereo sound effects cutting, or a very comfortable edit and finishing suite. Systems are discrete with ProTools, Final Cut Pro, and Autodesk Smoke. This is where the online and heavy compositing, motion graphics or animation happens.
A tribute to the Fab Four, this studio is great for audio and video editing, motion graphics or composing. It's fabulously equipped with ProTools, Final Cut Pro, and Avid Media Composer. All in discrete systems so no resources are taken away from your current task. How would you use it? It all depends on your needs. Your project is going to be great – with a little help from your friends at ZapBoomBang.
Identical to Lonely Hearts, although it gives off a less mod and slightly more tenor sax vibe, this studio is great for audio and video editing, motion graphics or composing. The suite is equipped with ProTools, Final Cut Pro, and Avid Media Composer. All in discrete systems so no resources are taken away from your current task. How would you use it? Again, it all depends on your needs and what kind of "good, good, good vibrations" you're going for.
Different strokes for different folks: The ZapBoomBang gang are into different things, but they do all have one thing in common – a love of the merger of pictures and sound and a passion for the beauty and power of music. They don’t just rock. They don’t just roll. They ZapBoomBang.
Please click on the names to the right to see individual bios.
Patricia Torres-Burd has extensive experience in all areas of production, both in the broadcast industry and in production and post. She has over 20 years of experience in local, national and international broadcasting and media, and brings a multifaceted dimension to our team in terms of management and development. Locally, she’s served as director of content for HoustonPBS. But she’s also been the general manager of RTV B92 in Serbia, worked for Scandinavian Broadcasting Services, and had key positions in international media and station launch consulting with broadcast stations in Central and Eastern Europe. Patricia has been around, not just the (Soviet) block, but the world of broadcast production.
temporaryDirector of Multimedia Services
At the age of seven, Matias Lanzi began playing piano and conducting studies in composition, harmony and orchestration. At just 16 years old, he attended Berklee College of Music specializing in music production and engineering. Passionate, driven, prolific, some would even say a prodigy, Matias has since recorded or produced more than 100 Spanish albums, a few reaching quadruple platinum. In the post-production realm he’s sound designed, engineered and mixed award-winning feature films, TV and radio commercials for the general and Latin markets, and even co-developed editing programs of his own. Matias has a deep appreciation of the art of music, knows the science of editing and production, and brings that rare combination of talents to one place – ZapBoomBang.
David attributes his whitening hair to the 20-plus years he’s been in the advertising industry, first as an assistant cameraman, and later as an editor and video compositor. Over that time he’s had the opportunity to work on music videos with Ricky Martin, Celia Cruz and Carlos Ponce, among others. He’s also participated in the Puerto Rico Indie Film production, where he edited various made-for-TV movies, documentaries and a mini-series. David has edited numerous commercials for the general and Hispanic market for such clients as Miller Lite, Coors Light, Heineken, Ford, Chrysler, Bacardi, Budweiser, Sprint, AT&T and Banco Popular de PR. And recently, he edited a major theatrical film release. One of his favorite parts of the job is that he gets to play with all those technological toys and digital wonders that abound at ZapBoomBang.
Recordist Sound Designer Mixer
Class clown, recording engineer extraordinaire (just ask his mom), hardcore Star Wars and futbol fan, Edmundo caught the audio recording bug in the early ‘90s while getting his degree in communications. Thirteen years later, after paying his dues at a number of L.A. studios, he found himself recording the Munich symphonic orchestra. Edmundo has been nominated for the Latin Grammy twice, and Paul McCartney waved to him once. Commercially, he’s recorded and mixed countless TV and radio spots for clients such as Verizon, Toyota, Coca-Cola, Ford, T-Mobile and Sears.
Traffic Manager/Media Tech
Jason Colunga is a native Houstonian, and has been involved in the Broadcast, Production, and Post worlds for the last 10 years. While in college, he was a volunteer Board Operator for Noticiero, a Spanish News program on Pacifica Radio. While there, he was also a featured DJ on The Morning Mix and Music Without Borders. As a graduate from the Valenti School of Communication (University of Houston), Jason has since taken his expertise to various leading production and post houses across the Houston area including: Locke Bryan Productions and VT2 Studios, as well as, programming and scheduling content at HoustonPBS. Jason proves to be a great asset in plugging into the ZapBoomBang matrix, ensuring a quality workflow.
- Front Desk
- Client Services
Vanessa studied Biology at the University of Texas San Antonio but about a year ago found herself working for Zapboombang. She's quite thankful for this unexpected opportunity because it has opened her eyes to a whole new world she never knew existed. Now her world doesn't just consist of dogs and cats but also editors and producers. Nevertheless she is completely enthralled by the crazy fast paced world of post production. Vanessa is the caretaker of all who walk through the doors of ZBB and assists with scheduling and the editors daily work flow. She is a firm believer of contagious laughter therefore you can't quite catch her without a big smile.
- Studio Runner
Diego is an aspiring audio engineer/ editor in training. In addition to post production, Diego is an extreme music lover and can play the heck out of a guitar. He is currently in college and just has one more year to graduate. Diego assists everyone at ZBB with IT, data, specs and video requests and makes a mean cup of coffee! We are happy and lucky to have him as part of our ZBB family.
ZapBoomBang Studios is proud to have been awarded 4 GOLD, 4 SILVER and 5 Citations of Excellence for our work at the 51st Annual Addy Awards Houston.
Smokin' Studio - hard at work as always - OK, not for "smoking" but equipped with AutoDesk SMOKE; but if you see Matias at work ... the desk smokes with activity!
Diego Arrieta (Studio Runner) & Vanessa Cardona (Reception & Client Services). They wore purple in honor of our launch project for "Purple Songs Can Fly." How cool is that!
Suzanna Choffel, Marsha Hancock, and Gustavo Galindo - these three made us laugh all week! Great people, great talent!
The Musicians & Artists behind Purple Songs Can Fly's "It's Out There Waiting." Each one of them gave so much love and was so much fun to work with! A true honor for all of us here to work on this project.
Francisco Aguera (Lopez Negrete Project Coordinator) and Lalo Duran (Lopez Negrete Associate Creative Director).
Matias Lanzi (ZapBoomBang Director of Multimedia Services), always full of surprises with his many talents!
Andres Levin (Producer) at our launch, the man who made the magic happen for "It's Out There Waiting" and who brought the wonderful team together.
Special screening for the team, patients and parents of Purple Songs Can Fly "It's Out There Waiting" video.
Walter Suhr working in Empire Studio evaluating the sound mix for one of his new tracks for Mango Punch.