Every single piece of outboard gear has been rebuilt and/or recapped/retubed
and performs to spec and in most cases better. All Telefunken gear
has been rebuilt by an ex-Telefunken engineer and in every case of
tube gear, the s/n ratio is better than spec and all other functions
have been optimized. The control room was tuned by using a Meyer
Audio SIMS real-time frequency analysis computer and through multiple
consultations, most importantly with famed room designer and tuner,
Bob Hodas. Bob designs and/or tunes rooms that regularly produce
gold and platinum records, as well as grammys. As well, he sits on
the panel that chooses the Engineering Grammy Award every year. Bob
is very pleased with the room.
The main live room is ~500 sq. ft with reversible paneling on the
walls that can alter the sound of the room dramatically in about
by varying how much reflection or absorption the walls provide.
The floors are concrete with lightweight indoor/outdoor carpeting
can be removed for a brighter more live sound in only a few moments.
The ceilings are thirteen and a half feet high and gabled for better
sound diffraction that you'll find, yields a soft spacious quality
to the room sound. At its extremes, the room is capable of a
huge sound that is both uncharacteristically smooth and live, to
controlled, drier sound that one associates with intimacy.
studio has a treated room about 100 sq. ft that can be used for
everything from a vocal booth to a drum set, with virtually
or room sound added to the source. With 16 mic tie lines in
this room nearly any accommodation can be met.
There is another secondary
live room approximately 200 sq. feet in size that is very treatable
for a wide variety of sounds.
has twelve feet high ceilings. If further isolation is required,
there is a closet for amplifiers off of the main recording
All told, the control room has forty microphone tie
lines running into the three rooms allowing for total control over