Steven Klein Completes Jim Kaufman Studio

Jan 9, 2004 12:00 PM, Editors


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Steven Klein SCR recently completed an acoustic transformation for Jim Kaufman, well-known writer/producer/performer for Opiate for the Masses, The Spore and others. Kaufman recently relocated to Los Angeles from Phoenix and was looking for a studio in his new home.

"Steven Klein turned my 15-by-25-foot living room into a great-sounding project studio," Kaufman said. "The acoustic treatment is totally portable: It is fixed to the walls with just five screws! And we have moveable gobos and acoustic panels. Steven came in and sorted out the room very efficiently. The room is perfect—just what I need for my productions." Studio equipment in the new facility includes a Digidesign Pro Tools TDM-based digital audio workstation rig with Focusrite Controller, and Spatial One Control Room Monitors.

"We selected materials for the walls that would help quiet the room and control sound within the area," Klein said. "Since Jim likes to record in one space—there is no separate control room—we needed to develop an environment for him that would accommodate overdubs and vocal recordings. So we ended up with a single room with a divider that creates a separate mix area in one end, plus a stand-alone vocal booth."

Current sessions at Kaufman's project studio include a new album for Opiate, plus other bands under discussion. "I plan to record vocals in my studio, having tracked the basics elsewhere and then add bass and guitar here."

For more information from Jim Kaufman, contact him at 323/650-9565 or via e-mail at For more information about Steven Klein SCR, visit

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