The couple run Sounding Sweet which is an independent recording and audio post production company based in Tiddington and offers a wide range of services covering most aspects of audio post production for television, film and computer games.

Its close proximity to the Royal Shakespeare Theatre means stars like David Tennant can appear on stage in Stratford-upon-Avon and then record a voice-over session at the studio, which is just ten minutes away without having to dash to Birmingham or London to do the same work.

A look around the studio reveals a very professional yet relaxed atmosphere, which is why it’s proved popular with actors; they can complete their work undisturbed.

Recently, David Tennant recorded various adverts that are regularly seen on television and featuring top UK brands whereas popular British historian, Dominic Sandbrook has recorded a few sci-fi documentaries for the BBC.

“Recording sessions normally take place during the day but we quite often accommodate out-of-hours sessions with other countries and time zones such as the USA and China via an ISDN line.

“At the beginning of the year in fact, we were able to accommodate regular voice-over sessions late at night with actor Jay Taylor and NBC Universal in Los Angeles, allowing him to carry out his normal voice-over work while also acting at the RSC theatre.

“I don’t think many people actually know when a big star turns up at the studio,” Ed said.

In fact just like Doctor Who’s Tardis, there’s plenty of room inside the studio complex.

All rooms are acoustically treated and provide the right environment for recording, monitoring, mixing and mastering. There’s even a small kitchen area for that much needed coffee break.

The branding Sounding Sweet was created by Karen, whereas the décor and the layout of the studio were carefully planned and chosen by Ed.

The couple met at Salford University where Ed achieved a first class honours degree in popular music and recording.

Sounding Sweet have recently completed the audio post production and mix for One Way Up—The story of Peckham BMX.

This is a film about two teenage boys who are on the road to the BMX World Championships which they see as their only escape from one of the toughest neighbourhoods in London.

The expression ‘don’t take your work home with you’ doesn’t apply to Ed and Karen because they love their work and only have to step into their back garden to meet the stars.