New York, NY (August 11, 2004)–Audio Engine, located on the 8th floor at 817 Broadway in the Union Square area of Manhattan, is now accepting bands and student filmmaker projects. While Audio Engine has primarily served as an audio post house for television, radio and film, HDTV and 5.1 cinema mixing, the facility is now open to independent bands and filmmakers who may record their tracks at a home or project studio, but need the “ears” and gear that a full production studio such as Audio Engine can offer.
Audio Engine opened in the Fall of 2002 and is privately owned and currently has four mix rooms operating, two with surround sound mixing capabilities. Recent clients include Budweiser, Champs, Cingular, Citibank, Intel, and Nike. Engineer John Grant realized has been a mixer at Audio Engine since the beginning of 2003. In that time he has worked with many high-profile advertising clients such as BBDO, Deutsch, and Saatchi & Saatchi, mixing many spots that appear on prime time TV. Grant is also a passionate film mixer and has worked on several independent short films and feature films.
“We are very thankful to have the kind of high profile clients that have made the Engine what it is today,” said Grant. “But at the same time I do not want to overlook new, younger clients such as indie bands and student filmmakers who will someday be the industry.”
As for gear, each studio is running Digidesign Pro Tools HD systems with 192 interfaces and Pro Controls, Neumann U87 and AT 4060 mics, DBX blue series preamps, Waves, Oxford EQ and Focusrite plug-ins. The monitors include models from JBL, KRK, and Spendor.
Great Jones recently tracked and mixed a song for an upcoming compilation CD for a Kiss tribute album, Kiss: Cover to Cover, of songs that Kiss performed but did not write. It is due in stores sometime in September 2004. Great Jones is also on a compilation CD for clothing line Caffeine and members Rob Kudyba and Tommy London were featured in a catalog viewable at http://www.caffeineculture.com.
Pictured at Audio Engine are (l-r): Great Jones’ Rob Kudyba, (guitars) and Brad Parker (drums), engineer John Grant, and Tommy London, vocalist of Great Jones.