The Studio

This studio was a collaborative design between myself and Jim Keller of Sondus Studio Solutions. It was designed to accommodate a modern work flow in both music and audio post production. There are two main rooms: “control room”, and “live room”. I am calling them by their traditional studio names, but they are both multi purpose highly flexible rooms. Both feature extensive sound proofing, absorption, diffusion, and bass trapping materials. These rooms are engineered for two distinct sounds. The “control room” is fairly dead and boasts a even frequency response, where as the “live room” has variable acoustic’s to yield a dead or “live” reverberant sound. The “live room” sounds great for drums, voice, guitar and other acoustic instruments. It has a great natural room sound that you can not get from a plug in digital reverb. Both rooms function as tracking rooms and have mic input plates located in strategic places throughout. We can position movable acoustic walls around a performer or voice over artist to isolate them in both rooms. The entire studio is run on a 80AMP Equitech Balanced Power supply isolation transformer and custom grounding. To read more click here: http://www.equitech.com/articles/ bpng.html

Balanced Power ensures that the cleanest possible AC is delivered to all gear installed and brought into the studio. It is one of those things that makes everything sound cleaner, and lowers the overall noise floor of the studio. It is the same grade power conditioning that NASA uses for its space telescopes.

The studio is set up for 7.2 surround sound and stereo mixing.

Select Gear:

  • Main Monitors – ATC SCM150
  • Genelec 7.2 surround system
  • Pro Tools HDX rig with 3 Avid HD I/O’s, 1 apogee rosetta 800 for a total of 40 channels of analogue I/O

  • Neve 1081 (2)
  • Avalon 737 (2)
  • Universal Audio 1176 (3)
  • Universal Audio 610 (3)

  • DBX 160 S
  • DBX 162 SL
  • Distressor (2)

  • Apogee Big Ben
  • Retro 176