OVER 30 YEARS OF EXPERTISE
MBS Studios offers sound post-production and design services. With over 30 years of experience in audio, we always ensure our work delivers top quality sound for any projects we work on.
We have a diverse team of engineers, musicians and film enthusiasts of all ages, and that’s where our strength lies, in our shared love for sound. With an experienced and dedicated team, we create soundscapes for all types of projects, of any kind and scale- movies, TV, adverts, online content and more.
We believe in the transformative power of sound and the impact it brings to experiences for any audience.
1957 – 2017
Driven by a passion for sound, film and music, Kinson founded MBS Studios in 1989. He grew up constantly listening to music, and he learned to play the guitar and piano in his youth. He was always taking apart speakers and putting together his own audio systems. Already then he knew that a career in sound was what he wanted to pursue.
Although his family had other expectations and hopes for him, he could not abandon his fascination for sound and so Kinson went on to study Audio Engineering in Canada. After completing his studies, together with all his newly acquired knowledge, he returned to Hong Kong. Initially, Kinson worked at the major Hong Kong local television broadcasting company, HKTVB, but then decided to set up his own company. And MBS was born.
Over the following years, MBS flourished under Kinson’s leadership and soon became a leading sound studio in Asia. Close co-operation with directors, and a distinct focus on creativity and sensitivity to sonic details, allowed MBS to enhance the emotional and communicative power of film sound, thereby deepening the film experience. Kinson was the recipient of many awards in recognition for his soundscapes; The Hong Kong Film Awards, The Taiwan Golden Horse Award, even the International Fajr Film Festival Award, to name a few.
Kinson was fanatical about audio quality and the latest technological innovations, investing heavily in the studio. It was his relentless quest for quality that made MBS the first studio in Hong Kong to mix a full feature length movie in Dolby Digital 5.1. In addition to this, MBS was the first to introduce many other major audio technologies to Hong Kong, including: DTS, Dolby Digital Surround EX, Dolby Surround 7.1, Dolby Atmos, Auro-3D, DTS:X, Dolby Atmos for Home.
Since its beginnings in 2012, Kinson and the MBS team have been very involved with Dolby Atmos theatrical productions. At Dolby’s worldwide launch for Atmos at CinemaCon in 2012, Kinson was invited to participate in the panel event, ‘Distinguished Panelists Discuss Dolby Atmos from Their Perspective’. Other speakers included Ioan Allen (Senior Vice President, Dolby), Erik Aadahl (Sound Designer), Paul Chichocki (Post Production Supervisor, Pixar), Tom Stephenson (CEO, Look Cinemas), Francois Ivernel (Movie Producer and Chairman, Les Cinemas Gaumont Pathe) and Michael MacDonald (Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Harman Professional).
Other Past Credentials:
Consultant for Star-TV, Technical Committee
Consultant for Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) broadcasting facilities
Advisory Committee, Film and Television School, The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
Vice-Chairman of Course Validation Panel for ‘Higher Diploma in Digital Music and Audio Technology’, HKDI
Hong Kong Trade Development Council Entertainment Industry Advisory Committee
Today, we continue in our founder’s passion for sound, film and entertainment experiences, as we strive to create the best possible soundscapes for our projects and share it with everyone.
THE MBS TEAM
GEORGE LEE YIU KEUNG
CHIEF MIXING ENGINEER
Senior engineer at MBS for over 20 years, George has worked on numerous well-known Hong Kong classics, including: the Ip Man Series, Cold War 2, SPL Series and many more. He builds upon his experience to create impressive and impactful soundscapes.
YIU CHUN HIN
SENIOR MIXING ENGINEER
Hin is our youngest mixing engineer but is full of experience. He has worked in sound since the age of 17, and with his precocious talent, he has been working on Dolby Atmos mixes since its introduction in 2012. He brings fresh creative vision to the audio mixes he produces.
LAI CHI HUNG
SENIOR MIXING ENGINEER
With a background in engineering and technical audio systems, Chi Hung has a technically precise ear and brings this to the projects he works on.
EFX AND FOLEY DESIGNERS
Our in-house EFX and Foley team have worked on many genres, martial arts, action, dramatic stories, they can design special effect and Foley for any kind of project.
DIALOGUE RECORDING ENGINEERS
We are lucky to have seasoned dialogue recording engineers who have been working in film for over 40 years, since the old analogue days! With their accumulated experience over the years, their judgment in dialogue recording and handling is truly exceptional.
MEDIA BUSINESS SERVICES (MBS) FOUNDED
LIVE SOUND SERVICES
Participating in record productions and live sound recordings for local and international artists including: Jacky Chan (成龍), Chris Babida (鮑比達), Wakin Chau (周華健), Jacky Cheung (張學友), Aaron Kwok (郭富城), Sandy Lam (林憶蓮), Andy Lau (劉德華), Jonathan Lee (李宗盛), Rebecca Pan (潘迪華), Ryuichi Sakamoto (坂本 龍一), Chage & Asaka, Air Supply, Bon Jovi, Luciano Pavarotti and Paula Abdul amongst many others.
MOVING INTO MOVIE SOUND POST
First sound post-production work completed for:
A Bite of Love
FIRST SOUND AWARD WON BY KINSON AND MBS
The Taiwan Golden Horse Best Sound Effects Award
The Soong Sisters
28TH FAJR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: BEST SOUND DESIGN AWARD
The Kingdom of Solomon
FIRST HONG KONG MOVIE MIXED IN 7.1
Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen
EXPANSION OF SERVICES TO INCLUDE DIGITAL CINEMA DESIGN AND INSTALLATION
Knowing that the playback environment and equipment systems greatly impact how content is delivered to an audience, MBS began in 2011 to also provide services for the installation of professional and private home cinemas.
The expertise required in the design of this playback environment is just as important as the work we put into the content creation, and we are committed to bringing the best experiences to audiences.
FIRST STUDIO IN HONG KONG EQUIPPED WITH DOLBY ATMOS
Dolby Atmos CineAsia Presentation hosted at MBS
First Hong Kong movie mixed in Dolby Atmos
FIRST STUDIO IN ASIA EQUIPPED WITH AURO-3D
Auro-3D 11.1 CineAsia Presentation hosted at MBS
First Chinese language movie mixed in Auro-3D 11.1 by MBS
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon
FIRST STUDIO IN HONG KONG EQUIPPED WITH DTS:X
First Hong Kong movie mixed in DTS:X
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