Mountain View, CA (February 8, 2010)–Frank Perricone’s Bear Jam Music project studio snowballed into a personal recording studio with a a 16-fader Euphonix System 5-MC.
“It all started when I wanted to build a project studio to work on music for myself and my friends,” said musician and songwriter Frank Perricone, who is located in Long Beach, CA. “It needed to be professional but homey, so I basically converted part of the guesthouse into a project studio. I wanted my clients to also be my guests, that way, they were welcome to play and record at their leisure and be able stay here so they could work freely and comfortably.”
In the end, Perricone spared no expense. The “project studio” was designed and wired by industry veterans Bob Hodas and Paul J. Cox respectively, and includes a separate iso booth with a live HD streaming video feed rather than the typical glass window. Bear Jam’s control room consists of a 16-fader Euphonix System 5-MC integrated digital audio workstation controller with EuCon protocol to control Logic Pro, Perricone’s favorite application. The control surface also connects to two 30-in. Apple Cinema Displays, and his Apogee Rosetta 800 audio interface due to Apogee’s Maestro support of EuCon.
“The Euphonix console was an excellent choice because it allowed us to have a low acoustical impact in the small room and still give Frank the power he needed for recording and mixing. We decided to make the control room smaller and the recording space larger because a “closed in” sound from a small recording space cannot be “fixed in the mix.” said Bob Hodas, owner of Bob Hodas Acoustic Analysis. “Both rooms used a mix of absorption, diffusion and bass trapping to balance out the acoustics and then we added some EQ on the speakers to put the icing on the cake.”
Bear Jam provides a variety of products and services from jingles, voice-overs and film scoring to recording, editing and mixing.