Beijing, China (May 19, 2017)—WSDG–Walters-Storyk Design Group recently completed 55TEC Recording Studios, a 5,000-sq.-ft. two-room facility located in a residential building in one of Beijing’s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Studio owner and Golden Melody Award-winning recording engineer Li You joined forces with Wu Yongheng (AKA Bei Bei, reportedly China’s top drummer and a record producer) and with pro audio executive Lizzy Zhou to address China’s rapidly expanding desire for pop and rock music. Li You said, “With China now acknowledged as the world’s second largest economy, we have seen a huge increase in the market for popular music…As our discretionary income increases, and as talented new artists create music that appeals to large numbers of fans, this time in our history appears ideal to establish a recording studio and record label to meet this demand.”
The 430-sq.-ft. Studio A control room has been fabricated with perforated wood and slotted metal wall and ceiling paneling, with a custom rear-wall diffuser. A glass-framed image of a vintage Teletronix compressor/limiter tuning knob is positioned on the wall to the left of the console to balance the 7 ft. by 6 ft. soundproof window into the 500-sq.-ft. live room.
55TEC is outfitted with an API 1608 console, Quested Q412D, QSB118 and Barefoot MM35 speakers, Burl B80 Mothership, Pro Tools HDX, and a host of outboard gear housed in a custom-built producers desk.
Mastering/post Studio B’s 230-sq.-ft. control room and 150-sq.-ft. ISO room meet the same exacting acoustical standards as the main room. Studio B features an Apogee Symphony 64, Grace Design M905, Meyer Sound HD-1 and B&W Nautilus 801 Speakers and Jeff Rowland amplifier.
WSDG partner/project manager Joshua Morris coordinated the project. WSDG partner/director of design Renato Cipriano traveled from Brazil to perform the final room tuning.
WSDG – Walters-Storyk Design Group