Thursday, June 29, 2017

A New Look for Perfect Mix

If you haven't been through the studio lately, you might be surprised the next time you stop by. Over the last couple of weeks, we've made some significant changes to the arrangement of our rooms as well as our wiring and gear selections.  Take a look at the photos below for some details!

New Control Room location and console
One of the biggest changes has been the redesign and relocation of our control room. What was once our main tracking room is now a new, spacious, kitchen-and-restroom-adjacent control room, complete with comfy leather couch, dual monitoring system (PreSonus Eris E5s and Yamaha HS8s... or bring your own!), and a vintage AMR800 Series 24x8 recording console.

Another view of the 800

THE CONSOLE: Designed by the legendary John Roberts, the 800 is a large-format 24 channel, 8-bus, inline console. Its sound is warm and spacious with great stereo imaging. Throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, these consoles were used in quite a few professional studios and TV/film production houses. The AMR can be heard on albums by Bonnie Raitt (two of which won Grammys), Don Was, Dave Matthews Band, Wu Tang Clan, and many more.

New control room sofa-bed for your
napping--I mean listening!--pleasure.
Meanwhile, our former control room has become a second isolation room, perfect for drums, guitars, horn sections, etc. We've added new wall treatments and made some other layout changes to enhance the sound of the space.

Finally, we have completely revamped Studio B, turning it into a dedicated in-the-box mixing, editing, and mastering suite perfect for smaller projects and sessions. Don't let the size fool you, though; Studio B packs a lot of great-sounding outboard gear and a HUGE array of Pro Tools and Logic plugins!  Scroll down for more pics.

Our vintage (late 1960s) Slingerland kit
in its new home.
Wider view of the new drum/iso room.

Studio B editing suite featuring Logic Pro X and Pro Tools.
Studio B gear rackwith Apogee converters,
11 Rack guitar interface/processor, Alesis MasterLink,
and more.

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