SFP: New Rooms, 2011

Jul 1, 2011 9:00 AM, By Sarah Benzuly

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.

In last month's issue, Mix spotlighted new rooms to open up across the world. Here, we're putting the limelight on new post rooms.

Corus Entertainment (Toronto)
Quadrangle Architects designed the new 500,000-square-foot Corus Quay space, which sits in an already-underway office project designed by Diamond + Schmitt Architects; structural changes included accommodating the large double studio in the Atrium, raising the ceiling height of the ground floor for the performance studio and changing the shape of one portion of the building to provide nine radio studios with direct views into the studios from the public promenade. Quadrangle modified the base building to integrate the corporate headquarters, bringing print, animation, broadcast and new-media properties under one green roof. Within the state-of-the-art digital production infrastructure is a master control that distributes 24 broadcast feeds and can hold up to three times that number. Acoustics treatments—handled by Terry Medwedyk of Group One Acoustics—include sand-filled floors with double-wall acoustic partitions in the recording booths. Main gear includes a Wheatstone TDM Bridge, Tannoy Reveal 6 and NEC monitors, a Midas Venice 320 and Pro Tools 003 Rack Plus.

FigTree Studios (Barcelona)
Built within a former motorcycle factory, this new space was designed by Philip Newell (a fellow of UK professional body the Institute of Acoustics) and Eliana Valdigem (an associate member of the IOA) to gain Dolby Premier certification. Select equipment includes a 32-fader Euphonix Fusion S5 with PEC direct and joystick film module, Pro Tools HD3 and a Reflexion Arts monitoring system. According to designer Andrew Galletly, “There is very little electronic ‘room’ equalization used, as most of the response tailoring is achieved via the loudspeaker design and the room acoustics. It also has a woven screen, which again helps to improve the acoustics by avoiding the acoustic anomalies of perforated screens.”

Big U Music Sound Design (Phoenix)
Co-owner Sam Esparza achieved an acoustically and aesthetically pleasing control room to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the studio in its current location. A unique design feature was using some wasted space in the spayed walls to create a “Composition Cove,” which double as a composer’s writing space and a control room for live tracking (Apple Logic). Esparza was also able to create a combo bass trap/rear-wall diffuser by using the wasted space. Four Auralex Space Arrays suspended within the cavity provides the proper amount of rear-wall diffusion. Genelec 1032 monitors are mounted within a splayed 30-degree wall. Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizers placed on top additionally isolates the monitor and tilts it down five degrees to achieve the proper aim to the mix position.






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.