Takes the guesswork out of recording surround sound, lightweight and inexpensive, The Holophone is the leading solution to capture live surround sound for professional recording or broadcast.

    As the creator of the patented (Holophone®) multi-channel audio capture system we have experience recording world class 3D audio for films, commercials, television, software, and video games.

    Our unique library of music and sound effects in multi-channel surround sound and stereo is also available for license.

    Record world class 3D audio with the Holophone.The only patented microphone system to capture natural and discreet multi-channel surround sound: up to 7.1 channels (left, center, right, left surround, right surround, center rear (EX and ES), and top (IMAX).


    Stereo, Monophonic, or 5.1, 6.1, 7.1 channel Multichannel Audio Mixing for Music Film or Television Gaming or special events . Various delivery formats from monophonic to 7.1 channels and everything in between.

    Highest Quality Analog to digital transfers from vi nyl LP or cassette. 2″ 24 track to digital 1/4 inch reel to reel, ADAT, DA-88. CD-r DVD- r, SACD , DAT, etc. Professional results every tim e.

    Various output formats digital mixdown to 5.1 Dolby Digital or stereo album track order and leveling


    We love working on location for our clients with our Holophone system and additional mics.

    We record with 2/8/24/48 tracks for live broadcast or recording
    Our focus is on live events captured with multi-channel surround sound microphone. We can transfer our world class audio into a wide variety of formats for delivery that suits your project

    We also offer Audio Consultations for home or professional surround sound and dynamic audio installations


    We have over 25 years of experience creating original music compositions for film, television, commercial, and video games.

    Our creative sound design utilizes unique pieces of modern digital and vintage analog musical instruments for compelling and original soundscapes in a variety of styles. We focus on the moment and emotion of your audio.

    Our bright and friendly recording studio is the perfect place to create a unique sound using the best of Analog and Digital technologies together.

    Contact us to discuss your project with Area Fifty One today.



    Using our Upmixx process we can take any stereo or Multichannel (5.1, 6.1, 7.1 etc) audio file and add depth and dimension via our new 3D audio process. It enhances audio and experiences for virtual reality, games, and music videos.


For all requests regarding licensing music or custom compositions for film, television, or commercial usage

please contact us to discuss a solution that fits your project by writing 

Albums and Tracks available for purchase through our online store


DSC02431_2In late 1994, Mike Godfrey developed initial designs for a prototype Holophone surround sound microphone system, which included ten microphones arranged in an enclosure roughly the size and shape of a football.

Michael and the company were granted multiple patents for this unique utilization of microphones and for the Holophone surround sound microphone system.

The Canadian National Research Council joined a collaborative effort to further refine the Holophone system, ensuring compliance for all professional audio recording applications with HD and standard television broadcasting, live music and sporting event broadcasting and recording, and feature film production recording.

IMG_3260_2The Holophone surround systems are available today for professionals wishing to optimize their surround sound recording projects. Please visit

The years of networking in this rich media landscape has provided us with the opportunity to work with some of the industries’ finest ears, eyes and innovators and helped to shape the way 3D audio is now delivered to the end user.  Michael’s experience as a musician, consultant, engineer and sound designer on many of these projects, combined with his innate musical ability and signature multi-dimensional sonic style has led to the opening of AREA 51 Productions.



 AREA 51 combines warm atmosphere with a clean signal path and a cool vibe. Using Analog and digital equipment in a hybrid setup we can focus on both warmth and purity of sound. This vintage Analog facility has been merged with the current benefits of digital editing and automation as well as multi-channel surround sound capture and monitoring, providing for a uniquely practical and creative environment.

Capture of live drums, guitars, bass, vocals, multiple vintage keyboards, Hammond organ, Rhodes or Yamaha electric grand piano.Individual tracks or full band recording.

Production gear – Great inventory of unique vintage instruments, amps and effects from which to create a unique sonic pallet

Our unique library of Music and SFX in multi-channel surround sound and stereo is also available for license.

Contact Us

Artist Representation
Tania Smunchilla

01 416 504 5953