Madison, WI (September 29, 2005)–Effigy Studios in Madison, WI opened its doors this summer, and features a 5.1 surround system comprised of the new JBL LSR6300 studio monitor series, which Effigy purchased in the winter of 2004 through Guitar Center Professional.
Pictured (l-r): David “Deuce” Haugh, studio manager; Dan Scalpone, Midwest Account Manager, GC Pro; Jason Klawitter, sound marketing, JBL rep, Jerry Neviaser, partner, co-designer. Seated: 5.1 engineer, designer Jack LeTourneau.The spacious 3,000-square-foot facility is divided into two independent, yet interactive studios. Studio A has a large live room and mixing room with three different sized, acoustically designed isolation booths. Studio B has a medium sized live room and mixing room with one mid-sized isolation booth. Both studios are equipped with JBL systems for monitoring accuracy– Studio A for 5.1 Surround Sound and stereo mixes (using a 5.1 LSR6300 setup), and Studio B for just stereo mixes (two LSR6328P plus one LSR6312SP subwoofer). Additionally, Effigy Studio features a 5.1 listening lounge using a JBL LSR6312P subwoofer along with JBL Control 25 speakers.
When Effigy’s chief engineer and designer Jack LeTourneau was making equipment decisions for the two rooms, he was pleasantly surprised by the features of the LSR6300 series. “I matched them up against the other brands, and the LSRs had a nice, smooth bass response,” LeTourneau said. “They’re not harsh at all, they’re cost-effective, and we love them so far.”
For LeTourneau, who comes to Effigy from Paragon Studios in Chicago, the LSR6300 monitors will allow him to properly showcase the advantages of surround in today’s recording industry. “It was important for us to become a JBL 5.1 facility,” he said. “Our aim is to be known as the premiere 5.1 suite in the upper Midwest.”
In one of the facility’s first projects, the soundtrack and 5.1 mix for “TimeSpace, The Infinite Adventure” was produced at Effigy Studios. “Timespace” is the first original StarRider Digistar3 show created by the Digital Design Group at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum in Chicago. The show opened July 1, 2005.