Archive of the Studio News Category
Originally founded in 2012 to handle post-production on two feature film projects, Prodigi House in Jakarta soon acquired additional clients – including Samsung and Honda – seeking support with TV commercials. With additional projects and tighter deadlines, the company installed a Titanium16 shared storage system from Small Tree, the leader in simple, affordable and powerful Ethernet-based shared storage solutions for professionals engaging in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media and entertainment content.
Featuring suites for offline and online editing, color grading and motion graphics, Prodigi House needed a centralized storage system with enough capacity, to allow the editing team to work on feature films and TV commercial projects simultaneously. Using Small Tree’s Titanium16, featuring 32TB of storage, and six 10GbE cards, Prodigi House’s editors are able to access media files quickly and easily from anywhere in the facility without experiencing the typical delays associated with multiple users accessing the storage server at the same time.
As a startup company, one of the greatest benefits of using Small Tree’s robust shared storage technology for Prodigi House was affordability.
“Titanium gives us a solid, dependable and affordable system that we can trust without sacrificing performance,” said Tijoe Yauw Leng (a.k.a. Oleng), technical director for the Indonesia-based company. “Given the short time and tight budget we had, Small Tree’s easy-to-install, cost-friendly system was the ideal solution for Prodigi House.”
Utilizing popular industry applications such as Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Studio 3, Adobe Creative Suite 6, FilmLight Baselight and Smoke Advanced Linux across the studio’s Mac Pro and iMac workstations, Prodigi House looked to Small Tree for its expertise with Mac 10Gb Ethernet networks. With an eye toward the future, the company was interested in a scalable storage solution that would grow along with them.
“With the immediate growth we experienced, we needed to know that we could upgrade the storage and add more workstations to handle more projects,” Oleng continued. “The ease in which storage can be added to the Titanium system played a substantial part in our decision to move forward with Small Tree. We know that we can add drives at any time to the Titanium to provide our editors with the storage capacity they need to complete client projects.”
For more information about Small Tree and its growing line of shared storage and networking products, visit www.small-tree.com. Follow Small Tree on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SmallTreeComm or on Twitter @SmallTreeComm.
Prism Sound has released two new versions of its SADiE 6 software, which was recently nominated for a TEC Award in the Workstation Technology category.
SADiE 6 Professional and SADiE 6 Lite are designed to bring this ground-breaking audio production and recording software to a much wider audience by allowing users to access the software at a lower price point.
Graham Boswell, Sales Director of Prism Sound, says: “SADiE has always excelled in roles where the most sophisticated editing capabilities are required and where reliability and robustness are paramount. However, we have recognised that not every user needs a full complement of features and functionality, so we have tailored specific versions of SADiE 6 software to suite different budgets and applications. SADiE Professional and SADiE Lite are the latest additions to our product suite.”
SADiE 6 Lite presents the core capabilities of SADiE in an entry level package, while SADiE 6 Professional can handle unlimited tracks and incorporates one year’s free support including all major updates. Both SADiE Lite and SADiE Professional include SADiE’s unique and streamlined array of flexible and non-destructive editing tools such as the Playlist, Trim and Region editors. They also provide a slimmed down core set of iZotope VST plug-ins and the well-established palette of SADiE channel strip processing.
“SADiE Professional and SADiE Lite are designed to appeal to radio producers who want the core functionality of SADiE 6 so that they can edit on their own lap-tops,” Boswell adds. “These versions are ideal for users who don’t need integration with networked radio automation or facilities to master or restore audio.”
SADiE Professional retails at £949 plus VAT, while SADiE Lite retails at £450 plus VAT. Both versions are available now as a download or on a dongle.
About Prism Sound
Founded in 1987, Prism Sound manufacture high-quality professional digital audio equipment for the International broadcast, film, music production, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. The range now includes SADiE digital audio workstations and location recorders. Prism Sound also manufactures audio test and measurement products such as the DSA-1 and the dScope Series III audio analyzer.
For more information please visit www.sadie.com or www.prismsound.com
Studio and design consultancy White Mark Ltd has completed a major project for Extreme Music to design and install an entire audio complex at the company’s new headquarters in London. The complex includes a large mastering studio, a mixing studio that can also be used for tracklaying and three self-contained audio editing suites.
Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony ATV, was obliged to move premises to accommodate its rapid business growth.
The company’s Senior Vice President, Dan Pounder, says: “We have been growing at a rapid rate and needed more space to accommodate staff and to provide more audio facilities. Fortunately we were able to take over offices vacated by another Sony company and the move gave us the opportunity to re-design the space so that it exactly suited our workflow. The open plan design is now split between work stations for marketing and administrative staff and the audio suites. Thanks to the exceptionally high standards employed by both White Mark and BNP Paribas, which handled the design of the non-technical space, we now have a working environment that exceeds our expectations and has the wow factor we were looking for.”
The audio complex flows along one side of the building and consists of a large mastering room with natural daylight that is equipped with a Pro Tools system, PMC monitors and a range of audiophile processing equipment from Analaogue Tube, Avalon, Manley, Weiss and T.C. Electronics. There is also a secondary multipurpose room equipped with Universal Audio, Sonnox and T.C. Electronics processing with PMC monitors capable of mixing, tracklaying and mastering duties. The two rooms can work in tandem for larger tracklaying projects, with the mastering room doubling up as a live space. The complex also houses three self-contained edit suites of varying sizes, all of which are linked to a common DDP audio server in a separate machine room so that work can easily be transferred between any of the five audio rooms.
Extreme Music’s Chief Mastering Engineer Nick Cooke says: “We chose White Mark for this project because we had worked with them in the past and knew they could deliver the results we wanted. As our new premises are located in a mixed tenancy building, we had to ensure that all of the studios and edit suites were really well isolated to avoid causing noise nuisance to our neighbours. White Mark was able to completely isolate all of the rooms and ensure that the completed facilities sounded great and were acoustically accurate.”
White Mark’s previous involvement with Extreme Music involved upgrading the mastering studio in its old premises to improve the sound of the room and create more space. That project, which was completed in just four weeks in order to minimise downtime, involved the use of White Mark’s Fast Studio construction method that allows producers, composers and studio owners to build high performance facilities in far less time and at far less cost than would normally be anticipated. This unique system uses properly constructed and individually specified acoustic modules that are assembled off-site, making them very quick and easy to install. Fast Studio panels are ideal for rooms using free-standing monitors and in which there is no need for full isolation.
White Mark’s managing director David Bell says: “Although Extreme Music’s new facility required a more traditional approach to studio building to achieve adequate isolation, we were able to incorporate the company’s existing Fast Studio panels into our design for the acoustic treatment of the edit rooms.”
Established in 1997, Extreme Music is renowned for the quality of its production music and is committed to delivering an unrivalled roster of talent. Among its stable of Award-winning producers and composers are Timbaland, Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, Snoop Lion, Vince Clarke, Xzibit and Steve Jablonsky.
“All of our mastering is handled in-house and because we are committed to excellence, we need audio facilities that reflect this philosophy,” Nick Cooke adds. “White Mark has achieved remarkable results with our studios and we are delighted with them. Being able to feed work between all five rooms has significantly improved our workflow and increased flexibility. The additional space has also made it possible for composers to come in and be truly involved in the mixing and mastering process.”
Dan Pounder adds that the move has not only given Extreme Music the extra space it needed, but also helped integrate the audio side of the business. “The layout works really well,” he says. “Everyone enjoys working here and the look and feel of the new premises also creates a very good impression for visitors because they can literally see our workflow in action.”
About White Mark:
Established in 1997 by David Bell, John Dunnill, Derek Buckingham and Alan Cundell, White Mark Ltd specialises in production facilities for music recording and the film and television industries. Over the last fifteen years it has designed and supervised the construction of over 500 production suites worldwide. The company’s impressive client list encompasses some of the world’s most famous music recording facilities including Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in the UK, Germano Studios in New York, Hit Factory/Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Strongroom in London and private studios for producers and musicians such as William Orbit and Damon Albarn. In the area of audio post production, White Mark has completed over 140 audio studios and many broadcast and video editing facilities for more than 60 companies in Soho alone. The list of clients includes Grand Central, Hackenbacker, Envy, De Lane Lea, Scramble, Lipsync, Molinare, DeLuxe, 750mph, NBC/Universal, Wave, Unit and Boom. Advertising agency clients include worldwide facilities for Hogarth International and AMV/BBDO on four continents.www.whitemark.com
X Factor Finalist In Session at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Pictured in session at Bernie Grundman Mastering are (L-R) co-writer/co-producer Will Champlin, recording engineer Adam Berg, ViNO ALaN, and mastering engineer Paul Grundman. Photo by David Goggin.
Pop star and X Factor finalist ViNO ALaN has mastered his new single “My Summer” at Bernie Grundman Mastering. The artist was joined by his co-writer/co-producer Will Champlin, recording engineer Adam Berg, and mastering engineer Paul Grundman.
A musical prodigy at the age of seven in his hometown of St. Louis, ViNO ALaN was proficient as a child on drums, piano, saxophone, harmonica and numerous other instruments. After arriving in Los Angeles in 2004, he met Bob Marlette, a producer and fellow musician who helped guide his career and encouraged him to audition for The X Factor reality show, where he found a new audience and attracted world wide legions of Twitter and social media followers.
Mentored by renowned producer LA Reid, ViNO ALaN remains on the musical forefront with his distinctive voice and innovative songwriting, clearly heard in his new single, “My Summer,” from the debut album, “Painting Sunshine.”
“My Summer” is currently available for preview and download at:
Worldwide release on iTunes and popular digital outlets is May, 21, 2013.
For more information about Bernie Grundman Mastering,
“Duality is the new Rolls-Royce among consoles”
HASSELT, BELGIUM – Solid State Logic, the world’s leading provider of professional tools for creative audio professionals, is proud to announce that Limburg University College has upgraded their PHL Music facilities with an SSL Duality SE console. The PHL Music program offers a specialty technical degree that culminates with advanced coursework on the Duality. The school’s music technology course is a three-year, Pop and Rock Music degree program that offers expert training for studio and live engineering applications. The choice of Duality brings with it the sonic legacy enjoyed by countless major artists over the decades, while incorporating sophisticated DAW control to accommodate current recording practices well into the future.
“When looking for the best console for our third-year students to complete their education, we looked at all manufactures’ products and chose the SSL Duality,” says Jorg Sacré, coordinator of the studio engineer program at Limburg University College (PHL Music). “We think it’s really important for students to use a straightforward analogue signal flow and in-line ergonomic layout. We recently built two new studios to bring our total to three. Each studio is used to teach analogue signal flow on progressively larger consoles. Duality is the new Rolls-Royce among consoles and delivers a big ‘wow’ factor because it is an SSL. More importantly, the sound is crystal clear and addresses the way artists and engineers in the music industry work, while being easily expandable.”
The hunt for the best console included research on digital consoles as well as high-end analogue consoles. The choice of Duality also included longevity as a prime factor.
“Our search was comprehensive and took over six months to complete,” continues Sacré. “While we looked at digital consoles, we learned that many desks that were very hot for one year disappeared three years later. It is really important that we educate students on the kind of desk that will be around for decades and that has an infrastructure design philosophy that will continue to be around. This longevity is what we get in the Duality.”
Duality is receiving rave reviews as a teaching tool because it successfully bridges the analogue and digital worlds by delivering the foundations of analogue function and routing, while offering on-console control of prominent DAW systems.
“At the end of the day, recording is about creating sound, and the sound quality of Duality is amazing,” states Sacré. “Some of our students will record the drums in Studio Two and then mix on Duality in Studio Three, so, in essence, our entire recording program culminates with Duality. The other factor in the purchase equation is the excellent reputation SSL has as a company. We received all the right information, support and training in a timely, professional fashion. It does no good to purchase a high-end console without the follow up support. Our experience with SSL has been great.”
Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analogue and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post production professionals. For more information about our award-winning products, please visit: www.solidstatelogic.com.
MILAN, ITALY – MAY 2013: A new studio in Italy features a 16-channel API 1608 as the main attraction for a one-of-a-kind studio experience. INDIEHUB, located in Milan, is a “co-working” facility with a primary focus on creating music. Here, engineers, producers and musicians can rent space using either their own equipment (such as a laptop, audio interface, etc.) or supplied equipment and the recently installed 1608.
It all started with the idea that people in the music industry should have access to quality equipment in order to create quality music. Giving them the opportunity to meet each other and encouraging the comparison in a professional workflow is the goal of the INDIEHUB.
Owner Andrea Dolcino was introduced to a similar idea in a different type of facility, and thus the idea for INDIEHUB was born. “Before starting INDIEHUB, I’d been working for ten years as an audio engineer, specializing in post-production for advertising jingles. Three years ago, a customer took me to a co-working facility for a job,” says Dolcino. “So I decided to start the first co-working facility dedicated to music production.”
When it came time to choose a console, INDIEHUB worked with Paolo Orizio of Funky Junk in Italy. The API was the clear choice. “For our budget, the 1608 was the only console with a strong personality and a comfortable and modern routing,” says Dolcino. “It’s modern and vintage at the same time. The routing is perfect for HD recording and the 1608 preamplifiers are really attractive, especially for their response to the bass frequencies. For that money, it’s the best choice.”
The INDIEHUB facility invites clients to rent space for as little or as long as they like and can also host concerts and showcases, making this a unique experience – not only because of the facility, but also because this is the first 1608 console in Milan. “We are excited to spread our wings in Italy,” said Mark Seman, API sales. “This is a great endeavor for both API and INDIEHUB.”
ABOUT API (AUTOMATED PROCESSES, INC.)
Established more than 40 years ago, Automated Processes, Inc. is the leader in analog recording gear with the Vision, Legacy Series and 1608 recording consoles, as well as its classic line of modular signal processing equipment.
Bill Putnam, Jr. and Fab Dupont Introduce Flagship Audio Interface
Pictured (L-R) with the UA Apollo 16 at Vintage King LA's showroom are UA's Lev Perrey, Director of Product Management; Erica McDaniel, Directress of Channel and Artist Relations; Fabrice "Fab" Dupont, Producer/Engineer/Educator; Bill Putnam, Jr., UA Founder & CEO; and Shevy Shovlin, VK Director of Partner Marketing/PR. Photo by David Goggin.
Universal Audio’s flagship 24-bit / 192 kHz audio interface Apollo 16 made its West Coast premiere at VKLA, Vintage King Audio’s new Los Angeles product showroom and studios. On hand for an in-depth look at the Apollo 16 were UA Founder and CEO, Bill Putnam, Jr. and producer/engineer and educator Fabrice “Fab” Dupont.
A lively presentation included an interview with Putnam by Dupont, with anecdotes such as boyhood memories of Bill Putnam, Sr. teaching his son how to build radios and other electronic gear on Sunday mornings. In a simultaneous live Internet broadcast, UA was profiled and the new Apollo 16 was put through its paces in multiple session file breakdowns and even a live bass performance by rocker Laena Geronimo.
“This was one of the best events we’ve ever hosted,” commented Vintage King’s Director of Partner Marketing & PR, Shevy Shovlin. “Everything from the presentation to the attendance was incredible. Universal Audio’s Apollo 16 is sure to be a great success.”
Apollo 16 is Universal Audio’s new 24-bit / 192 kHz audio interface, delivering world-class conversion with 16 x 16 analog I/O – twice the analog connectivity of the original Apollo model. An uncompromising FireWire/Thunderbolt-ready interface combines superior sound with powerful onboard UAD-2 QUAD processing. Recording engineers can track audio in real time through classic UAD analog emulation plug-ins, on both Mac and Windows 7.
Building upon decades of UA’s analog design heritage, the flagship Apollo 16 offers extremely high-resolution conversion – with the lowest THD and highest dynamic range in its class. While Apollo’s “natural” sound is open and transparent, it can quickly deliver a range of classic analog tones from Ampex, Lexicon, Neve, and more with onboard UAD-2 plug-in processing. Apollo offers compatibility with Intel’s breakthrough Thunderbolt technology, as found on the newest iMacs, MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs.
Founded in 1958 by M.T. “Bill” Putnam Sr., the Universal Audio name and company have been synonymous with innovative recording products for more than 50 years. A favorite engineer of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ray Charles and more, the late Bill Putnam Sr. was a passionate innovator who is widely regarding as the father of modern recording – with many of his legendary studio and equipment designs still in use today.
Specifically, Putnam was the inventor of the modern recording console, the multi-band audio equalizer, and the vocal booth, and he was the first engineer to use artificial reverberation in commercial recording. Universal Audio Inc. was re-founded in 1999 by Bill’s sons, James Putnam and Bill Putnam Jr., with two main goals: to faithfully reproduce classic analog recording equipment in the tradition of their father; and to design new digital recording tools with the sound and spirit of vintage analog technology.
Fabrice Dupont, better known as Fab Dupont, is a Canadian Mixing Engineer, Record Producer, and Educator. As an engineer and producer, Dupont uses a hybrid of both analog and digital technology to create records for artists such as Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Bebel Gilberto, and Freshlyground. Fab is owner of Flux Studios in New York City as well as co-owner of Puremix.net, an educational website for production and recording techniques.
To set up a demo of the new Universal Audio Apollo 16, visit:
ABOUT VINTAGE KING AUDIO
Vintage King Audio is a leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client’s needs or goals – from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up – Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company’s knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. For more information, visit: http://www.vintageking.com/about-us
DPA Microphones is delighted to announce the launch of the d:dicate™ Recording Microphone range, which combines the best capsules with the best pre-amplifiers to deliver superior sound for all applications where high quality audio is required.
The d:dicate range includes DPA’s new modular MMC4018 supercardioid capsule, the counterpart to the MMC4018V capsule used in the company’s new d:facto™ Vocal Microphone and one that is ideally suited to applications where clarity and audio quality are critical. d:dicate also includes the well-known MMC4007 hi-SPL omnidirectional capsule, previously known as 4007, now in a modular version. Widely used for measurement purposes, this capsule has an unbeatable dynamic range and can handle extremely high sound pressure levels. Both capsules is widely used for picking up drums, percussion, brass instruments – and for measurement purposes. Both are entirely compatible with other d:dicate preamplifiers.
Completing the d:dicate line-up are microphones from the familiar and well-loved DPA Reference Standard series, which has been absorbed into the d:dicate range with all former Reference Standard products now carrying d:dicate branding. These include the modular 4000 and 2000 series, which are manufactured to perform within very narrow tolerances and offer exceptional linear frequency responses, high SPL and superior gain before feedback. Within the 4000 series there are a wide variety of capsules including the new 4018 supercardiod, 4017 shotgun, 4015 wide cardioid, 4011 cardioid and 4006 omnidirectional. The 2000 series consists of two twin diaphragm capsules – the 2011 cardioid and the 2006 omni versions that are rooted in the design technology of DPA’s classic miniature capsules. All these capsules can be combined with a state-of-the-art A pre-amp, a B pre-amp with low cut and high boost filters, and a C pre-amp, which is a compact version for discreet miking.
Like all DPA microphones, every variant in the d:dicate range delivers clear, transparent and precise sound, along with the robustness and versatility that are the hallmarks of DPA’s ingenious engineering techniques. These high quality microphones are increasingly being employed in harsh live sound environments, particularly on drum kits where there is a demand for exceptional sound quality but where the microphones solution needs to be robust and sturdy so that it can be relied on time after time.
Christian Poulsen, CEO of DPA Microphones, says: “Our new d:dicate Recording Microphone range gives customers the ultimate in flexibility as any microphone in the range can easily be transformed into a new variant simply by choosing a different capsule or preamplifier. Customers will also find that owning several capsules is more cost effective than purchasing a completely new microphone.
“By gathering these microphones into a specific group, d:dicate now joins our other established product groups: d:fine™ Headset Microphones, d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones and d:facto™ Vocal Microphones.”
New accessories have also been developed for the d:dicate Recording Microphone range, including modular active cables (MMP-ER with rear cable entry and MMP-ES with side cable entry) plus modular active booms (MMP-F) that are compatible with all d:dicate capsules. These new microphone solutions can be used in many different situations, for example as a podium microphone on a desktop or podium, suspended for high-end capture or on elegant stage stands. The active booms come in several lengths and configurations with flexible gooseneck and XLR termination, while the new active cable only adds a centimetre to the capsule, making it even more discreet than the compact C pre-amp, while giving comparable performance.
“It was difficult to split the preamplifier construction and make an ultra-compact head without sacrificing the sound quality,” Christian Poulsen adds. “However, we succeeded and now customers can have DPA’s renowned sound quality across many applications where we have not been widely used before, for example installation, concert halls, on stage, etc.”
The two new capsules and new accessories in DPA’s d:dicate Recording Microphones range will be available from August 2013. Former Reference Standard capsules and preamplifiers now included in the d:dicate range are available now.
DPA Microphones is the leading Danish Professional Audio manufacturer of high quality condenser microphones and microphone solutions for professional applications in studio, broadcast, theatre, video/film and sound reinforcement environments. All DPA microphones and components are manufactured at the company’s purpose-built factory in Denmark.
For more information on DPA Microphones, please visit www.dpamicrophones.com
Creative Workspaces Feature Designs by Pilchner and Van Haaff
Pictured at the 50,000 sq.ft. building to house the new music studio center are (L-R) renowned producer/engineer Tony Maserati, studio designer Vincent van Haaff, Bedrock.LA co-founder KamranV, Standard Oil's CEO Marc Bohbot and COO Michael Bitton. Photo by David Goggin.
Hit record producer/engineer Tony Maserati (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Jason Mraz) is teaming up with LA’s hip Bedrock.LA studios in an ambitious strategic partnership with the Standard Oil Investment Group. Bedrock.LA is well-established as the rehearsal center for local and touring musicians throughout the creative Echo Park/Silverlake music community. Maserati, looking for expanded facilities for his Mirrorball Entertainment production group, is relocating to the new Bedrock.LA music center designed for the creative community of LA songwriters, producers and composers.
Multiple Grammy-winner Maserati explained, “I’ve looked all over LA for a place to take my team to the next level — the potential for this project is like no other. The aim is to pioneer a new music environment, a center for production, technology and media, creating a synergistic powerhouse.”
Located a block from the legendary Park Plaza hotel, the 50,000 square foot building owned by The Standard Oil Investment Group already includes fashion designers, filmmakers, software developers and equipment manufacturers. Focused on modern music production studios, the building will combine the modular multi-purpose studio designs of Martin Pilchner (Pilchner-Schoustal) with the innovative vision of designer Vincent Van Haaff. The new venture will house the first campus of acoustically accurate and identical Pilchner rooms within a large multi-floor facility for music production, as well as a variety of site-specific designs by van Haaff.
“Bedrock.LA is a thriving creative hub for developing and established artists,” remarked Marc Bohbot, CEO of Standard Oil. “It means a great deal to for us to develop this ambitious real estate development with Bedrock and Tony.”
KamranV, co-founder of Bedrock’s thriving creative hub, added, “Teams lead by folks like Tony and his Mirrorball Entertainment partners reflect a new workflow in music. This new space is made for the innovators who are re-shaping the music industry.”
At its core, the facility operates around a future-thinking philosophy towards music making. “My colleagues and I have watched the evolution of the music industry over the years,” says Maserati. “This is a really exciting time for music, and we are focused on the latest momentum in music production and delivery to the market.”
Learn more about Bedrock.LA: http://Bedrock.LA
Learn more about Tony Maserati: http://mirrorballentertainment.com/
Learn more about Standard Oil Investments: http://www.thestandardoil.com/
Jon Ginoli Reads “Deflowered” with Engineer Willie Samuels
Pictured during recording sessions at San Francisco's Studio Trilogy for the audiobook "Deflowered" are (L-R) Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli and engineer Willie Samuels.
Pansy Division founder Jon Ginoli has recorded the Audible.com version of his memoir “Deflowered — My Life in the Pansy Division.” Formed in 1991, the band was the prototypical SF gay punk band and has shared the rock stage with such acts as Rancid, The Vandals, Jimmy Eat World, Supergrass, and Green Day.
“It was great coming to Studio Trilogy to record the audio book version of my memoir,” remarked Jon Ginoli. “It was especially nice because my engineer was Willie Samuels, who recorded Pansy Division’s most recent album a few years back. We had a fun time in the studio, hooray! There may be 5 million people in the Bay Area, but it’s nice how paths can unexpectedly converge.”
Pansy Division’s sound was heavily influenced by 1960s pop and 1970s punk rock, most notably bands such as the Ramones, the Buzzcocks and early Beatles: short, catchy pop punk numbers with humorous, in-your-face lyrics that dealt with various aspects of both gay life and life in general.
In 2008, the band was the subject of a documentary film entitled “Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band,” directed by Michael Carmona. The film has been touring internationally, playing at various LGBT film festivals, and is now available as a DVD.
ABOUT STUDIO TRILOGY
Located in the creative heart of San Francisco, Studio Trilogy offers producers, artists and engineers a World Class recording environment. The 8800 square foot facility houses three state-of-the-art control rooms, four integrated isolation booths, San Francisco’s most versatile large tracking rooms, and an experienced staff.
Designed by John Storyk , Studio Trilogy features Northern California’s only 80-channel SSL 9000K mix console with Ultimation. The tracking suite is outfitted with a 32-channel API 1608 and the post-production suite features a Digidesign ICON D-Control. Included is a prize collection of microphones, plus a full complement of vintage and modern instruments. An onsite 1200 sq.ft. luxury apartment with media lounge and chef’s kitchen is also available.
Learn more at: http://www.studiotrilogy.com
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