Wylie & Lon First Team Up for Coal Miner’s Daughter in 1980.
Soundelux was founded by Lon Bender and Wylie Stateman. Soundelux became the most valuable independent audio post-production company in the entertainment industry.
Soundelux took care of Sound Supervision, Sound Design & Editing, SFX & Background Editing, Dialogue Editing, ADR, and foley. 1982
Wylie and Lon, along with Kim Waugh, formed the Soundelux Original Company… Audio Tracks. Audio Tracks Focused on Top quality 35mm transfers and sound reprints. 1983
The Hollywood Edge is formed. This company became known as the largest worldwide publisher and distributor of high-quality sound effects with a sound library that included over 75 multiple disc collections, 5,000 hours of content, 400,000 original tracks, and 5.5 million sound assets.
Audio publishing is formed in 1991
"Jabberwocky", a popular educational phoneme teaching tool; and "The Mind's Eye", a printed catalog company that sold American nostalgia gifts and best selling books-on-tape that reached millions of households. The company was later renamed Soundelux Audio Publishing.
Design Music Group is Formed in 1993
This company supplied sound design, voice over casting, & music composition to the Interactive entertainment industry. Formally known as Media Labs Modern Music is formed in 1991
Modern Music provided feature film music editing services for high-profile projects and composers. Services included temporary soundtrack building and tracking; composer support during the writing process and music scoring sessions; music supervisor support for music pre-records and on-set music playback; support during mix down of scores; and preparation of music soundtrack releases.
Vine Street Studios 1997
Soundelux purchased Ryder Sound Services, widely considered to be the West Coast’s first independent sound facility founded in 1948 by Loren L. Ryder, a 5-time Oscar winner.
Won the Oscar for Platoon in 1986
Now known as Vine Street Studios
Run By Leo Chaloukian Signet Soundelux Studios is Formed 1995
Formally known as Motown LA Hitsville Studios”
This company was an audio production and mix studio for foley, ADR, music recording and mixing, sound design, sound editorial, and re-recording mixing for film and television. The facility housed four recording studios and eight edit bays. (music mix-downs)
Soundelux Florida is formed in 1991
The entities: Soundelux Systems & Soundelux Showorks, existed under the umbrella company Soundelux Florida. The company offered full-service, turn-key solutions for attraction design and outfitting, as well as content production ranging from scripting, storyboarding, music jingle production, video production and show direction, and other creative services to clients spanning the US, Hong Kong, Japan, Holland, Korea, Spain, Mexico, Australia, and the Bahamas. Soundelux Entertainment Group is formed in 1996
Soundelux Microphones is formed in 1997 MTS is formed in 1999 Technology
The ADE System won an SCITECH in 1994.
ADE represented a significant leap ahead in post-production. The system created a computerized edit decision list from the picture editor's workprint, which reduced the time and effort required to find the right sound take for the picture. Award Wins
Soundelux Entertainment Group sells to
Liberty Live Wire for 90 Million $ in 2000
Digital Foley System in 2002
The Digital Foley System was conceived by Bender in 2002 as a result of his long-standing interest in expanding the art of Foley recording.
The DFS system accepts input from the Foley Artist in the form of MIDI triggers, generated using pressure-sensitive foot controllers, integrating industry standard audio post-production tools with a custom software interface. This interface is one of two elements pivotal to the successful implementation of the device. The other element is an extensive sound library, recorded on a Foley stage with multiple shoe types and surfaces.
In development for two years, the DFS product was deployed for feature film work in 2004, first utilized on the feature films Johnson Family Vacation and Chronicles of Riddick.
In 2006, the DFS product was used as part of the Academy Award-nominated sound editing work on Blood Diamond. Award Nominations
Lon Bender designed sound for Netflix Logo in 2014
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was
nominated for an Oscar in 2020 Queen’s Gambit was relesed in 2020
Queen’s Gambit won Emmy Awards in 2021
Euphoria was released in 2022
Euphoria was nominated for
Emmy Awards in 2022