The Studio

This studio was designed to accommodate a modern work flow in both music and audio post production. There are two main rooms: “control room” which is 18 feet by 25 feet, and “recording room” which is 13 feet by 24 feet. Both feature extensive sound proofing, absorption, diffusion, and bass trapping materials. The studio uses a Pro Tools HDX system with Avid MTRX and Avid S3 control surfaces, Focusrite Dante networked audio interfaces, ATC and Genelec speaker monitoring for Stereo, 5.1 surround, 7.1, and dolby atmos 7.1.4.

Dolby Atmos specs: The home theater monitoring level of 79db – 82db is easily met. The Theatrical monitoring mix spec of 85db per the Dolby DART system is also met with the Genelec 7.1.4 monitor system.

Routinely TV network audio post production deliveries are done following  various audio specs and formats. Also voice over recording, ADR, voice to picture, podcasting, sound design, dialogue editing, original music, music editing are completed. I have a extensive sound effect library of original sound design and audio recording by myself in the field, as well as the same libraries that everyone else has. For VO and ADR sessions there are a few options for remote directors to use; phone patch, video conference, Skype, and source connect.

When a project comes in that has a very short deadline, or needs multiple people working on it, I have the ability to scale up and assign more people as needed to complete the job. For example, one or more people can handle all dialogue editing, another does the sound design, and another does the music editing/mix. Then I bring it all together and do a mix.

The entire studio is run on a 100AMP Equitech Balanced Power supply isolation transformer and custom grounding. To read more click here: 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.

All of this is located in Stamford CT, a short train ride out of New York City.

Select Gear:

  • Main Monitors – ATC SCM150
  • Genelec 7.1.4 Dolby Atmos Surround system
  • Pro Tools HDX with combination of Avid MTRX, and Focusrite RedNet Dante Network

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

  • DBX 160 S
  • DBX 162 SL
  • Distressor (2)
  • Rupert Neve Designs Master Bus Processor

  • Apogee Big Ben
  • Retro 176
  • Avid S3 and Dock control surface
  • Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Channel