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AUDIO MARKETPLACE POST-PRODUCTION MediaCityUK-based facilities provider Dock10 has acquired 100% of the shares of 422, the long-established Manchester- based post-production and visual effects (VFX) business. The deal will help to expand Dock10’s short-form and long-form service offering, the company said. “When combined with our existing post-production and vfx business, this acquisition will make dock10 the clear leader outside London in both the TV and creative services markets,” said Dock 10 chief executive Mark Senior. 422 specialises in creative audio, VFX and graphics, grading, animation and CG. Its client portfolio includes advertising agencies and commercial production companies in the North of England, as well as a number of TV production businesses and major corporate brands. The deal excludes 422’s sister company based in Glasgow. 422 Manchester was majority owned by Creative Media and Technical Services. Two former Avid audio sales chiefs have joined forces to launch a website for buying and selling digital audio consoles and control surfaces. Tim Hurrell, who was Avid’s sales director for audio, and Ben Nemes, who worked as pro audio sales manager, inaugurated Resurface with a listing for one of the world’s most famous mixing desks, the Harrison MPC4-D Digital Motion Picture Console from the Cary Grant Theatre at Sony Studios. The 384-channel console has mixed hundreds of films from Robin Hood to Transformers. Hurrell said: “A console is a huge investment for a facility but, with such a specialised product, it’s not always so easy to sell one second-hand. Owners are periodically looking to upgrade, cross-grade, dispose and acquire in the secondary market, or simply to understand the current market value of what they own. Our worldwide network of contacts enables us to identify and attract qualified buyers and reputable sellers, matching the needs of one to the other.” resurface.audio dock10.co.uk Kit Plus IBC - MStor - Relax - IBC 010816.indd 1 16/09/2016 16:18:07 KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 120 December 2016 | 17