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Welcome to BSA


Berkeley Sound Artists is a full-service audio post-production house located in the historic Zaentz Media Center. When founder James LeBrecht launched BSA in 1996, his philosophy was simple, “Everyone working on a project has to care about it as much as the client.” And we do! When a young filmmaker brings their project to BSA, they receive the same loving attention to detail that we've provided Academy-Award™ winners, leaders in the gaming industry, and multinational corporations such as Apple and Facebook. Whether it’s cleaning up dialogue, creating expansive sound design, composing the perfect musical score, or just a quick VO session, BSA has the team and facilities to give you an exceptionally creative and polished mix.  



Films are meant to sound a certain way. They need to compel an audience forward and carry them through the narrative. Our head mixers will work with you to create an immersive, cinematic experience.


Every footstep. Every door close. Every rustle of fabric must be accounted for. Our sound design team will rebuild the sonic landscape, allowing for an instantaneous and three dimensional connection to the story.


Music comes from the inner voice of the narrative. It deepens the experience of a film. Our composers realize the importance of this and will work with you to find the emotional plot lines and bring them to life.


Our newly built vocal room has state of the art equipment for recording Voiceover and ADR. Come record dialogue in our very comfortable, client-friendly space. Remote access, conference connect is available for offsite producers and clients.


BSA’s team of engineers are both immensely talented and dedicated. They always deliver the highest caliber work, which is why I’ve come to rely on their services for all sorts of projects from documentaries to commercials.

Becky Korman

Producer, Actual Films

Huge shout out to you and all your crew for the world class work on “The Force.” All year I’ve been ranting about unintelligible police radio traffic, and now, suddenly, it’s all there, crystal clear, rescued from chaos and jumble by Berkeley Sound Artists. You’ve allowed every line of every character’s dialogue to do its job in perfect balance with Oakland’s own city-soundscape. The surround, which I usually can’t stand in documentaries, is utterly transparent, takes me completely into the town and its protests; it’s never in your face, just in your ear and heart—where it belongs. Artists, indeed!!

Jon Else

Academy Award Winning Documentary Filmmaker

Berkeley Sound Artists is my top choice for sound editing, design and mixing. Jim LeBrecht and his team are exceptionally talented. BSA works with filmmakers to support and enhance the narrative of the film while managing all of the technical requirements for theatrical, broadcast and other forms of distribution. Best of all, they are a pleasure to work with and extremely client-focused, especially with all the schedule pressures of post production.

Linda Davis

Producer of The Force, The Kill Team and The Waiting Room

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