Here is an example of a Midtown NY studio that is traditionally designed for commercial recording. Specializing in television and radio, it has client comforts and a perfect mix environment for a producer/engineer setting.
This luxurious installation was commissioned with a studio that was limited to a 100 sq ft foot print. It is a cockpit sized studio that is totally sound proof from its NY mid town location. The ambient of both control room and booth is hushed. Literally you can touch the side walls of each room with both hands. It was designed around the idea that is a pocket sized facility for a giant of a client.
Tucked away in the lower level of a completely renovated Little Italy town house, this personalized recording studio is a fully isolated facility that is home to a producer and commensurate guitarist. The room is secluded and acoustically balanced. The door used on this room is an Overly Door which amongst its acoustic attributes, is essentially bullet proof.
Following a trend of setting professional studios in Westside Manhattan lofts, Tone Farmer is an expansive facility that is based on the idea of multiple writers rooms set around a client area that allows the participants to be indoors while taking in 180 degree views of New York. The studio offers all the facilities for the fast paced jingle / film industry that thrives in NYC. One of the largest houses of it's kind, Tone Farmer is a compelling studio that brings clients out of their ivory towers to be entertained in this down home facility.
Here is a working audio post facility in Chelsea, that was built as a temporary room that turned into a popular choice for producers and advertising types alike. It is fully equipt for V/O work (a spacious ASC booth) and mixing in 5.1. The feel of the room is for a producer client setting behind the engineer with lots of space to move about this well balanced room. The staff is still commenting to this day on what a wonderful room this is. They are hoping they will not be leaving this 'temporary' room any time soon.
A new trend in the NY audio post era has been to place capable audio rooms in video post facilities. In this modest, once secretarial office, it is now the home of one of NY's busiest post facilities. With studios in mid town as well, Bang provides it's resources to film and television clients alike in Tribeca. Once again a sensible room that is based 'within the box'. 5.1 mixing is a daily occurrence, with complete video lay back accommodations from Post Factory's machine room. All acoustics and technical installations done by Salvatto Sound.
Based in the Gowanas area of Brooklyn, this jumbo sized recording studio is a throw back to an era when space was 'not' at such a premium. It has a proper sized live room capable of small orchestras, and intimate ensembles alike. The client requested a lively ambient. We built custom panels and a very slick work station that allows the engineer to have a vantage of both artist and telemetry, that is very easy on the eyes. With some artful welding, the flat screens are optimally placed to be completely out of the usual splay of the near field monitors. More mix positions should be presented like this.
Here in New York's Chelsea district, is an present day example of how to preserve the tradition of audio as it should be. This facility is completely prepared for any type of audio recording. It has a 300 sq ft live room attached to a control room housing a completely restored 1979 Neve 5300 series recording desk. The equipment list is endless. But the highlights are 32 channels of Mytek digital audio converters. Then there is a Neve BCM 10 side car, with a pristine Studer A827 multi track recorder driven by The Clasp! The Main monitors are Bare foot's and the monitor control is a Dangerous ST box. The room is a producers dream. Acoustically wonderful and there is nothing you will need to make beautiful music here.
Once located in the Chelsea section in Manhattan, the client chose this new location for it's spectacular river views of the Manhattan Bridge. On the cutting edge of musical composition, this client is absolutely ecstatic with the out come of this room. A 7 foot Yamaha grand piano takes it's imposing place in this comfortable writers suite. In this case the acoustic treatments were literally salvaged from the dumpster and refitted, and then the room fell into place for minimal outlay. It is never our intention to do anything that is not within the given budget of a client. If there are resources to be facilitated we will be happy to utilize any and all measures to build a room for any level of clientele.