Engine Room Audio Opens Mastering Lab

Jul 29, 2002 12:00 PM, Editors

Polls


Mix Regional

The Mix Regional section for Mix's September 2014 issue focuses on Miami. Send us your studio news: updates, sessions, new rooms, plus club performances and installations. Let the Mix audience know what is going on! Send photos and descriptions to mixeditorial@nbmedia.com.

Engine Room Audio (New York City), a full-service audio production facility, has introduced a new state-of-the-art mastering lab. Walters-Storyk Design Group's principal architect John Storyk completed the acoustical design and installation following original construction consultation by Chris Bowman of CHBO.

Engine Room owner/head engineer Mark Christensen reported that the mastering suite represents the final step in the development of the young facility: "We opened our new facility about a year ago with six editing rooms, two live rooms and duplication services. When we entered the final stage of the build, our budget was stretched pretty thin. We weren't planning to build a room of this caliber, but Chris convinced me that with John's help, this could become an A-list room.

"Our old facilities primarily targeted small-scale projects and duplication clients," continued Christensen. "When we built this room, our intention was to construct a high-end mastering suite to cater to our growing downtown clientele. We wanted to create a top-of-the-line room that was accessible to independent as well as major label projects." The room features a hybrid of digital and analog gear including a SADiE 24/96 digital audio workstation and a host of classic Tube=Tech, Manley, Universal Audio, Ampex, Avalon, Waves and Crane Song outboard gear.

CHBO oversaw the initial design phases, including the construction of the isolated acoustic shell. WSDG completed the design with interior room acoustics, including a number of cutting-edge acoustical accouterments. "This is our first New York City installation of a new European product called Tobakustik, which is distributed in the U.S. by RPG," said Storyk. "The splayed suspended panels, located on the back half of the ceiling, combine with the rear-wall wood diffusers to deliver the required amount of mid-frequency scattering and absorption."

"The room is spectacular; it sounds phenomenal and looks great," Christensen said. "John and Chris are the best in the business. Our clients are really impressed. The feedback has been very positive."

Recent mastering projects completed at Engine Room Audio include a J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) produced album from recording artist Tony Jarvis, several classical music albums for Museovitch Productions, the new Goat CD produced by Tony Mangurian (Veruca Salt), and a number of assignments for Hong Kong-based alternative dance label, Respect Music Inc.

For more on WSDG, visit www.wsdg.com.






Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95

Newsletters

MixLine

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.