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The Hideaway Studio Boosts Audio Depth and Clarity Through New Monitoring System

Pictured is Hideaway Studio Founder/Owner Joseph Mabbott with Control Room A’s new pair of ATC SCM25A Pro monitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MN; FEBRUARY 6, 2013 –The Hideaway Studio of Minneapolis, MN, a premier music recording facility serving the Minneapolis, MN market and such artists as Snoop Dogg, Justin Bieber, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Cloud Cult, The Matches, and Doomtree, has upgraded its Control Room A monitoring system with a pair of ATC SCM25A Pro monitors, replacing its prior Tannoy DMT System 12, which has been moved and is now being used in Control Room B. 

“As an engineer, I need to be able to hear every sound that is coming out of the speakers without any question or doubt for accurate critical listening,” says The Hideaway Studio Owner and Founder Joe Mabbott. “This new monitor system upgrade provides me with a detailed definition across the frequency range for a genuine understanding and perspective of what is happening throughout each recording without any second guessing.” 

In addition to enhancing Mabbott’s ability to evaluate audio quality and clarity during recording and mixing, he says the upgrade is also a great benefit to his clients and the overall workmanship. “When I have independent engineers and producers working out of our studio, they need to feel confident that what they are hearing in the control room will translate to the outside world without any question,” he explains. “These ATC Monitors lend peace of mind, providing a great level of trust and accuracy for true monitoring. 

Among the Hideaway Studio clients already reaping the benefits of The Hideaway Studio’s new ATC Monitors is Engineer Josh Gudwin, who has recently worked with such artists as Jennifer Lopez, Hitboy, and Kuk Harrell and used the monitors while tracking Dan Kanter, Justin Bieber’s guitar player, musical director and co-producer for Bieber’s new record, Believe Acoustic, which recently released on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. “The ATC monitors made it really easy to capture the sounds I wanted, without the guessing,” says Gudwin. “It was nice to have these at The Hideaway since it was my first time working there.”  

Nestled along the Mississippi in Northeast Minneapolis, The Hideaway Studio is one of the Twin Cities’ premier recording and production studios. Founded in 2004 by owner and music engineer extraordinaire Joe Mabbott, The Hideaway Studio has quickly established itself as a music recording/production hub for local, national and international artists. Its comfortable yet professional environment has yielded hundreds of records from hip hop to punk rock to traditional Irish folk music and all points in between. With multiple tracking rooms, two control rooms and a huge selection of the finest outboard gear, The Hideaway Studio is an extremely flexible recording facility that can meet most any budget. For more information, please visit www.thehideawaympls.com.

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Hip Hop Artists and Notables Celebrate Opening of Dream Maker Studio

Dream Maker Studio Founders Mark Kaspiev and Patricia Kaspiev welcome guests to the studio’s Grand Opening in Bohemia, NY.

Mark Kaspiev, CEO/Founder of Dream Maker Studio, (left) is congratulated at the studio’s Grand Opening in Bohemia, NY by music industry Producer Dave Lighty (right)

 

 

The recent Grand Opening of Dream Maker Studio in Bohemia, Long Island, New York was a spirited event celebrating the entrepreneurial dreams of its founders Mark and Patricia Kaspiev. Dream Maker Studio founders and staff welcomed over 100 guests, including a number of hip-hop celebrity artists, record label executives, producers and engineers, to the new state-of-the-art full service music and video production studio. Among the music industry notables and hip hop artists present were Dave Lighty, brother of the late music industry executive and founder of Violator Chris Lighty; Mims; Uncle Murda; Marvin Murphy a/k/a Double M, Mike Classic, Pablo Escobar Jr., 4Dem and So Titri.

Music industry guests commented on the studio’s audio and video capabilities that are under one roof. Music can be recorded in the high tech audio studio one day and the next day a music video can be shot in the adjacent video studio.

“In the highly competitive world of music recording and video production, artists and their production teams need access to state-of-the-art equipment and talented professionals to assist them with capturing their creativity and talent. Our opening event allowed us to show industry professionals as well as aspiring artists what we have to offer and meet our experienced creative team. We have already have been approached by attendees about producing several new projects at our facility. Whether it’s a recording of a song, creating a television commercial for a local business, filming a wedding or family event, our focus is on quality, something that the Long Island market needs desperately,” said Mark Kaspiev.

Billy Anastasiou, VP and Creative Director said, “All this attention from our industry was overwhelming. Seeing the reaction of professionals to our studio proved to us that we have created a quality facility that is much needed in the Long Island market.”

The 3,200 sq. ft. Dream Maker Studio is located at 1648 Locust Avenue, Ste. E in Bohemia. It features the latest in audio-video production equipment. From an advanced 25- foot green screen to the latest in lighting equipment to the cutting-edge recording booth, Dream Maker Studio is the only one-stop audio-video production studio of its kind on Long Island.

For more information contact Patricia Kaspiev at (631) 319-1376 or visit www.dreammakerstudio.com or Facebook www.facebook.com/dreammakerstudio.

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THE HIDEAWAY STUDIO TURNS IT UP A NOTCH WITH EQUIPMENT UPGRADES

Pictured is The Hideaway Studio’s A Control Room, which recently underwent an equipment upgrade, replacing its AVID Pro Tools Accel 3 with a new AVID Pro Tools HDX system for achieving bigger, better and faster mixes with 256 tracks (up to 768) and double the I/O per card, as well as four times more ADC.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN; MAY 31, 2012 –The Hideaway Studio of Minneapolis, MN, a premier music recording facility serving the Minneapolis, MN market and such artists as Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Cloud Cult, The Matches, and Doomtree, has upgraded some of its gear to boost its mixing and production workflow.

Remaining on the cutting edge of technology, the studio recently replaced its A Control Room AVID Pro Tools Accel 3 with a new AVID Pro Tools HDX system. Operating on an Intel 2 X 2.8 Quad Core Mac Pro with 14gig RAM, its new AVID Pro Tools HDX system allows for bigger, better and faster mixes with 256 tracks (up to 768) and double the I/O per card, as well as four times more ADC. It also offers higher resolution sound and more headroom, the opportunity for increased power and track counts through additional cards, and supports the AAX plug-in format for better workflow and sound parity with native systems.

In conjunction with upgrading its A Control Room gear, the studio also underwent an equipment facelift within its B Control Room to breathe new life and power into its mixing and production, transporting its A Control Room AVID Pro Tools HD 3 Accel system to its B Control Room to replace its existing AVID Pro Tools 2 Accel. The AVID Pro Tools HD 3 Accel supports extremely large and complex sessions, leveraging the power-on-demand capabilities of three dedicated DSP cards along with the processing resources of either a Windows- or Mac-based computer for high performance, low latency, guaranteed track counts, and extended plug-in processing power. Additionally, it acquired a Quad Core 3.0 Intel Xeon processor Mac Pro for working with the upgraded AVID Pro Tools Accel 3 system.

“The Hideaway Studio is committed to providing our clients with superior quality and services, which is why we are always upgrading our apparatus and ensuring that we are on par with today’s sophisticated technology standards,” says The Hideaway Studio Founder Joseph Mabbott. “In undergoing this upgrade, we have enhanced the power of our systems and some of the features of our new software, which has enhanced our mix down process. The speed capabilities of these new systems have made a huge difference in the flow and production quality of our session, saving out clients time and money.”

Several of The Hideaway Studio clients say they are noticing the great benefits stemming from the recent equipment upgrades. “Whenever you are working on a project in a studio, you realize that any studio time spent means money spent,” explains Doomtree Producer Lazerbeak (Aaron Mader), who recently mixed his 20 track record, LAVABANGERS, at the studio with Mabbott. “The beauty of The Hideaway Studio’s upgrades is that they help reduce the amount of time that we as artists have to spend in the studio without compromising high production performance and results. It provides greater recording, mixing and production quality that is achieved through a more efficient, expeditious workflow process, sparing us the expense of needing additional time and money in the studio.”

Nestled along the Mississippi in Northeast Minneapolis, The Hideaway Studio is one of the Twin Cities’ premier recording and production studios. Founded in 2004 by owner and music engineer extraordinaire Joe Mabbott, The Hideaway Studio has quickly established itself as a music recording/production hub for local, national and international artists. Its comfortable yet professional environment has yielded hundreds of records from hip hop to punk rock to traditional Irish folk music and all points in between. With multiple tracking rooms, two control rooms and a huge selection of the finest outboard gear, The Hideaway Studio is an extremely flexible recording facility that can meet most any budget. For more information, please visit www.thehideawaympls.com.

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THE HIDEAWAY STUDIO TURNS IT UP A NOTCH WITH NEW GEAR

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – The Hideaway Studio of Minneapolis, MN, a premier music recording facility serving the Minneapolis, MN market and such artists as Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Cloud Cult, The Matches, and Doomtree, has given
its studio a new boost through the purchase of some new equipment. It recently acquired its third Aurora Lynx 16 Converter for their Pro Tools HD 3 system, chosen for its full and transparent sound and an Elysia Xpressor 500 chosen for its versatility and flexibility in the mix stage. Also new to the studio is a third SSL SuperAnalogue Compressor to add to its already furnished SSL X rack system, of E Series Compressors and an E Series EQ, which is Mabbott’s “go to rack” for drum processing. The studio also gained its tenth API 550B EQ, which fills out one of the studio’s four API 500 series racks, and a Retro 176 Limiting Amplifier, which has quickly become one of Mabbott’s favorite compressors for vocals and bass.

“Acquiring this new equipment contributes to the extensive collection of outboard gear that The Hideaway Studio already has in place and allows even greater options and flexibility for capturing and creating a better end result for clients,” says The Hideaway Studio Founder Joseph Mabbott. “With every addition and upgrade of gear, we are able to broaden the pallet of tools available to maintain a high quality outcome standard for the studio as well as the engineers working with our clients, which ultimately provides our clientele with a superior product.”

The new gear recently acquired is reflective of the  studio’s ongoing growth and expansion. The studio most recently extended its
services and accommodations to support mainstream use among the general public, which was followed by the launch of an expanded internship program to help provide today’s recording, production and engineering students with greater opportunities for gaining authentic hands-on music industry experience.

Nestled along the Mississippi in Northeast Minneapolis, The Hideaway Studio is one of the Twin Cities’ premier recording and production studios. Founded in 2004 by owner and music engineer extraordinaire Joe Mabbott, The Hideaway Studio has quickly established itself as a music recording/production hub for local, national and international artists. Its comfortable yet professional
environment has yielded hundreds of records from hip hop to punk rock to traditional Irish folk music and all points in between. With multiple tracking rooms, two control rooms and a huge selection of the finest outboard gear, The Hideaway Studio is an extremely flexible recording facility that can meet most any budget. For more information, please visit www.thehideawaympls.com.

 

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