Class of 2013

Jun 1, 2013 9:00 AM, Mix


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Volant Studios

Volant Studios

Volant Studios, New York City

This spacious Tribeca studio, which opened in March 2013, includes a 25x28-foot control room and 30x35-foot tracking room with 13-foot ceilings and variable acoustics. Horacio Malvicino of Malvicino Design Group ( provided acoustical design, with help from his firm’s system integrator, Inaki Prades. Equipment, supplied by Guitar Center Pro of New York City, includes an SSL AWS 948 console, a Studer A80 machine, CLASP, UREI 813 and ADAM SX-V monitors, and Pro Tools HD-X2. Processing is via outboard gear and plug-ins from Bricasti, Lexicon, API, Neve, GML, Manley and Empirical Labs.

Middle Tennessee State University Studios D and E

Middle Tennessee State University Studios D and E

Middle Tennessee State University Studios D and E, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

The highly regarded Recording Industry Department at MTSU hired Carl Tatz Design ( to revamp two studios/classrooms. The rooms feature a custom application of the new Carl Tatz Signature Series control room acoustic modules by Auralex. They also received new monitoring via Tatz’s proprietary PhantomFocus system, utilizing Genelec 1037C active monitors. Other equipment in these two identical rooms includes SSL AWS 924 consoles, Pro Tools 10 HDX systems, API Lunchbox with several 500 Series modules, and more processing from Empirical Labs, Drawmer, Eventide, TC Electronic, Lexicon and Yamaha.

Baoli Records

Baoli Records

Baoli Records, Port-au-Prince, Haiti

This 350-square-foot control room redesigned by Jeff Hedback (, reopened in August 2012. New treatments include a teak-finished membrane bass trap across the front of the room and modular treatments from RPG Acoustics, Primacoustic and Ready Acoustics. The room offers clear sight lines into the tracking room and is equipped with an SSL AWS 924 console, a Pro Tools HDX system, custom-built AudioKinesis mains, and Barefoot MM127 monitors. The studio also features a selection of vintage and modern microphones, and processing from Avalon, Shadow Hills, Universal Audio, API, Pultec and Neve.

MBK Entertainment/OZ Studios

MBK Entertainment/OZ Studios

MBK Entertainment/OZ Studios, New York City

This 7,800-square-foot complex on a high floor offers sightlines from both control rooms through two live rooms and views of the river and city beyond. Designed by Walters Storyk Design Group, the rooms have floating floors and are treated with FlutterFree diffusers and low-frequency absorbers. The 190-square-foot control room A, connected to the 230-square-foot control room shown here, is equipped with a 24-input SSL Duality SE console, Logic Pro, Pro Tools HD3 and Augspurger custom mains. Studio B, attached to a 60-square-foot sound booth, offers an SSL Matrix board and ADAM S5X-V monitors.

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