March 16th, 2014 by David Weiss
Ears of experience pay off.
Francis Manzella hears where you’re coming from.
Designers operating at the level of Francis Manzella – Fran to his friends – create world-class sound facilities following decades of hard-won knowhow. But making studios like Manzella’s calls for more than just putting in time. It calls Read more...
October 27th, 2013 by David Weiss
The designer makes the studio – literally.
Dave Ellis — he goes to work. (Photo Credit: Mark Shaw)
While each recording, mixing, mastering, and audio post facility starts with the founder’s vision, their napkin sketch usually gets passed to a studio architect to make it a reality. These sonic-minded structuralists Read more...
August 12th, 2013 by David Weiss
Some audio solutions are simple to get your head around. Others, you just have to get your ears into to fully understand.
MixRoom, the monitoring environment concept from Nashville-based studio designer Carl Tatz, falls into the latter category. Created to provide mixers with a million-dollar listening environment for a fraction Read more...
December 9th, 2012 by David Weiss
SOHO, MANHATTAN: Brooklyn may be buzzing with new studios, but for many Manhattan remains the mainland.
The recent opening of Sweet Sounds in SoHo shows how strong that sentiment continues to be. A two-room tracking and mixing facility within the downtown epicenter that is 594 Broadway, Sweet Sounds is all Read more...
July 27th, 2011 by David Weiss
MIDTOWN, MANHATTAN: Blink, and you might miss it. The action in the NYC studio scene right now is raging fast and furious, with noteworthy new rooms opening up at a pace almost too fast to keep track of.
Q1 caps off a completely new Quad.
The latest big-time addition to Read more...