Top Scoring Composer Completes Own Complex



Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

In the main composition/recording room are Bruce Maddocks (standing) and Harry Gregson-Williams.
photo: David Goggin

Scoring composer Harry Gregson-Williams (Shrek and Shrek 2, Team America: World Police, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) has completed his new five-room, L.A.-based complex, Wavecrest Studios, with the help of acoustician Bruce Maddocks, owner/chief engineer of Cups ‘N Strings Studios; Gregson-Williams formerly occupied space at Hans Zimmer's Media Ventures. Architectural design of the new studios was done by Clover Lee.

Working on the acoustical design elements, Maddocks first made a study of the space, which involved free-field microphone measurements and a combination of impulse testing, RTA real-time analysis and RT60 reverberant time analysis. He then designed a variety of acoustical treatments that included RPG midrange Omniffusors and a combination of custom Helmholtz mid-bass absorbers and low-frequency membrane absorbers. In the performance space, Maddocks treated the live reverberant field with corner-mounted polycylindrical diffusors and cloud absorbers for optimum decay time and control of standing waves and reflections.

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



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.