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The meanest sound editors in the business!
(Actually, they're all really nice guys. They're just misunderstood...)

The Detroit Chop Shop is the world's largest producer of sound effects libraries for the motion picture, television, radio, and video gaming industries. Over the past two decades, the Chop Shop has produced sound effects non-stop for various libraries and productions, delivering the freshest cuts in the business.

DCS operates three state of the art sound design studios, three sound editing suites, a voice over booth, and Michigan's only Foley sound stage. Two of the three design studios are set up for 5.1 surround sound mixing and creation.

DCS's Foley sound stage is perfect for creating isolated and controlled effects, as well as performing sound for picture. Adjacent to the Foley stage is a rather large, and at times, cluttered storage area with thousands of props ranging from guns & swords to over ten different surfaces. It's a Foley Artist's dream and a cleaning crew's nightmare!

DCS was founded by Ric Viers and is a privately held company.

The Detroit Chop Shop is not open to the public. Visits are by invitation only.

The Detroit Chop Shop Video Diaries
The Detroit Chop Shop Video Diaries is a web series based on the adventures of Ric Viers and his interns. Ric loves to teach and mentor the next generation and give them a taste of real-world experience during their tour of duty at the Chop Shop. The show is unscripted, unplanned and features the unexpected. 

Click on a season below to watch all of the fun!

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