Receiving the best results from dialogue post production begins with purpose designed ADR studios in Burbank and the voiceover studio’s staff. Another critically important component of audio post production experience is having access to the gear that will best capture and produce ADR and voiceover that matches exactly to the production spec; gear provides the production and re-recording mixers optimal resources for success on the mix stage. Shotgun and lav mics are the most central microphones that most productions will need to utilize for post production audio. The best post production studios have a very deep mic locker including all current industry standard mics, such as 416’s, MKH50, CMIT 5U, and the COS-11D, as well as the venerable LDCs, including the U87, TLM 170 and others. When mics don’t match production, mic pre’s are too colored, analog to digital conversion is not pristine, or connectivity options are not consistent with production demands, then the audio quality suffers resulting in sub standard ADR. When this happens, the work can become strained and difficult and the production can suffer.