The Class of 2011

Jun 1, 2011 9:00 AM, By The Mix Editors

A COLLECTION OF THIS YEAR'S HOTTEST NEW STUDIOS

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Stadium Red (New York City)
Date Opened: September 2010
Designer/Acoustician: Frank Comentale
Consoles: SSL 48-channel G+ (Studio A), 
SSL AWS 900 (Studio B), Sony Baby Oxford 
(Mastering Suite)
Monitors: George Augspurger mains, Eggelston 
Savoy mid-fields, Yamaha NS-10s, B&W 7.1 
surrounds (Studio A); George Augspurger 
mains, Genelec and NS-10 (Studio B); Legacy 
Audio HDs (Mastering Suite)
At-a-Glance: Studio A is a complete renovation and is 7.1 surround–capable using a custom-built Dangerous Monitor ST setup. Studio B offers a vocal booth, but no glass. Communication between the control room and vocal booth uses a video chat system.

Blade Studios (Shreveport, La.)
Date Opened: April 2011
Designer/Acoustician:: Russ Berger Design Group
Consoles: SSL Duality SE (Studio A), Avid ICON D-Control ES (Studio B)
Monitors: Custom Ocean Way HR2, ADAM S3XH and S3HV, Yamaha NS-10s (Studio A); Custom Ocean Way HR2, 
ADAM S3XH and S3HV (Studio B)
At-a-Glance: Starting on the ground floor of the BioSpace One building, the design team removed more than 1,000 tons of dirt from the foundation to achieve the maximum height possible in all the studios, which were then constructed on floating slabs.

Philly Sound Studios (Philadelphia)
Date Opened: September 2010
Designer: Drew Raison, Mariano Mattei
Acoustician: Raison
Console: Neve V55 48-inputv Monitors: Genelec 1038A and KRK E8B Expose
At-a-Glance: Built in a 90-year-old stone church, the facility features a 25-foot cathedral ceiling and holds up to 200 when used as a live performance venue. The ceilings, geometric bracing and a hardwood floor combine to offer flexible acoustics.

World Harmony Studios (Upstate N.Y.)
Date Opened: April 2011
Designer/Acoustician: John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group
Console: SSL AWS924 hybrid console
Monitors: ADAM S4X-V mains
At-a-Glance: The 2,500-square-foot destination studio (set on a 300-acre horse farm/vineyard) is built into a three-story, 4,500-square-foot redwood lodge and includes a custom-built live/screening room, control room and two iso rooms. The mains are floated within custom glass walls to improve visibility between control room and live rooms.

Sherpa Studios (Saint Louis)
Date Opened: March 2011
Designer/Acoustician: Pilchner Schoustal
Console: Rupert Neve Designs 5088 with 25 Portico Modules
Monitors: ATC 110, Tannoy Ellipse 8, Yamaha NS-10
At-a-Glance: The control room is optimized for surround formats, stereo, 5.1 and 7.1, and offers large floor-to-ceiling windows to the recording spaces. The live room features partition iso booth with Nanawall door system. There is a separate iso booth to the left of the control room.






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