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Jun 1, 2013 9:00 AM, Mix


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.

Prestonwood Baptist Church Studio B

Prestonwood Baptist Church Studio B

Prestonwood Baptist Church Studio B, Plano, Texas

This first ZR prefab Virtuoso control room was designed by Hanson Hsu of Delta H Design ( in L.A., manufactured by Clair Brothers Systems in Pennsylvania and then assembled on-site in Texas. The parallel manufacturing and design process made it possible to complete this project in 11 weeks, with the studio going online in September 2012. New Lipinski 707A Signature Series main monitors, ADAM S3XH near-fields and a Digidesign ICON console upgrade, combined with Pro Tools 10 and pre’s from API and Avalon, make this a desirable new studio location.

Coast Recorders

Coast Recorders

Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California

Tom Richardson and Desmond Shea redesigned and rebuilt the control room run by chief engineer Sean Beresford at the venerable Coast Recorders, owned by Michael Romanowski. The tracking room retains its original acoustical design by Bill Putnam but received needed upgrades to the electrical system and lighting. Reopened in October 2012, the studio is centered around a 36-input Rupert Neve 5088 console and ATC SCM150ASL monitors. There is also an extensive amount of outboard gear along with a Studer A827 and Pro Tools. The rebuild of the control room allowed the walls to be repositioned and properly treated so that no EQ room correction is required.

Everywhere Audio

Everywhere Audio

Everywhere Audio, Austin, Texas

Owner Marty Lester left his longtime position as chief engineer at Tequila Mockingbird Studios to open his own room within a new production collective called Black Market Digital. Focused mainly on sound for ads and TV, as well as music clients (Apple, BMW, Nissan, Ani DiFranco, Jack Black), the studio features acoustics/custom treatments designed by Mark Genfan of Acoustic Spaces ( The control room pictured adjoins an iso booth and has tielines to the other facilities in the complex. Equipment: Avid Pro Tools HD, Metric Halo Labs ULN-8, Alesis HD24XR, MOTU Traveler, Tascam DR-40 recorder and 5.1 Neumann KH120 monitors with a Rythmik Audio F15HP subwoofer.

77 Recording

77 Recording

77 Recording, Evansville, Indiana

Transplanted Nashville producer/engineer Jimmy Dulin works out of this 2,700-square-foot facility, designed by Gavin Haverstick of Haverstick Designs (, which comprises a control room, live room, drum and vocal booths, amp room, lounge and lobby. Isolation issues were addressed with a concrete slab cut between rooms to reduce vibration transfer. In addition, QuietRock 545 was used in the wall-layering scheme for noise-sensitive areas. Custom wood diffusers were designed for the live room, and custom bass trapping was implemented on the rear wall and ceiling of the control room, which is equipped with a 48-channel API 1608 console with 32 channels of automation. and Barefoot MicroMain27 and Yamaha NS-10 monitors.

Red Lounge Studio

Red Lounge Studio

Red Lounge Studio, Tampa, Florida

Studio owner Andres Orjuela and his chief engineer, Alex Romero, designed this music-recording/mixing studio, where they employed bamboo flooring and a range of Auralex’s prefabricated absorptive panels and bass trapping in the 29x20-foot control room and 17x23-foot tracking room. Owner and engineer also hand-built custom oak diffusers, which are installed behind the Avid Control 24 console and on side walls. Opened in April 2012, Red Lounge also features Pro Tools HD10, Apogee interface and converters, and UREI 811C main monitors. Engineers at Red Lounge include Romero, James Wood and Chad Norman.

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