On the Cover: 25th Street Recording

Oct 1, 2011, By Tom Kenny

Dave Lichtenstein is an avid surfer, so it’s not really in his nature to feel the pressure to do anything too quickly. But he’s also an artist, so he knows what he wants and he cares about quality sound. After nearly 30 years in and around the recording industry—as an engineer, writer and performer, with various sidetracks along the way—Lichtenstein knew he wanted to build a big room that was comfortable for musicians, a place where a band or a small orchestra could come together to play. Now he’s got one, and it’s a beauty. ...

GC Pro Celebrates 10 Years

Oct 1, 2011, By Mix Editors

Guitar Center Professional is celebrating its 10-year anniversary throughout 2011. As part of its development, the company has expanded its system design, integration and installation division, which has been rapidly expanding across the U.S. through regional centers. We look at 10 of the more notable facility build-outs to come from the GC Pro family of studio services. ...

Into the Bunker

Oct 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Miloco Studio’s new programming/writing room The Bunker (London), in association with producer Stephen Street, was custom-built by Miloco’s recently launched Miloco Builds studio design/construction company. When Street is not in session, the room is available for outside producers, engineers and artists, who can use it as an editing room or employ the additional vocal booth. Select gear includes an Audient Zen console, Pro Tools|HD3, and Focal Twin and KRK monitors. A wide selection of outboard gear, backline and microphones provide Street and outside clients with a wide swath of recording selections. ...

Hideaway Studio

Sep 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Welcoming such artists as Snoop Dogg, The Matches and others for personal use, The Hideaway Studio’s (Minneapolis) founder, producer/engineer/mixer Joseph Mabbott, is opening the space’s doors to the music-making public. Incoming clients can take advantage of the Pro Tools|HD Accel 2 and 3 systems; monitoring through Tannoy, Yamaha and Mackie speakers; and a jam-packed mic closet and numerous effects. The studio also offers video production support. ...

On the Cover: Pianella Studios

Sep 1, 2011, By Matt Hurwitz

After years of using a converted walk-in closet in a rental in Malibu, Calif., as a demo production studio, Oscar-nominated film composer Marco Beltrami (The Hurt Locker, 3:10 to Yuma and the upcoming remake of The Thing) decided it was time to build the kind of facility that would provide him and his sound designer/co-composer, Buck Sanders, a place to compose, record and mix final score recordings. ...

Orbit Audio

Aug 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Orbit Audio (Seattle) recently had an acoustic (by Guy Staley) and aesthetic makeover, as well as installed an SSL 4056 G Series with Ultimation. The control room features eight inches deep of 705 Corning in the front wall, covered with FR701 purple and black acoustical fabric. The back-corner bass traps offer 30-inch-deep Rocksol. Six acoustical clouds hang over the listening position. Helmholtz resonant bass absorbers line one wall in the live room....

Editor's Note: Empire State of Mind

Jun 1, 2011, By Tom Kenny, Editorial Director

This was supposed to be a note about Mix. About how we have new owners in NewBay Media and a new design with a wider format. A new column by longtime tech editor Kevin Becka and a new position and focus on our Big Three: Music, Live and Sound for Picture. New energy. New approach. New. New. New. But then I got sidetracked by New York. Something is happening there. Right now. ...

Music: Music Works NYC Opens

Jun 1, 2011, By Sarah Benzuly

Boutique recording spot Music Works NYC was designed by Platinum-winning engineer/consultant Christos Tsantillis (50 Cent, Patti LaBelle, The Roots, Diddy) and built by Michigan-based custom studio builder Ken Capton (Eminem, Kid Rock). Geared for mixing, overdubs, voice-overs, sound design, film scoring, radio production and audio for music videos and audio books, the space offers Avid Pro Tools HD3 systems and Apple Logic Studio. The facility is the vision of Theberge Music Works founder Chris Theberge, founding member of Grammy-nominated contemporary jazz group Groove Collective. ...

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