Los Angeles, CA (February 4, 2009)–As part of a complete control room re-model, Infrasonic Sound Recording Company, an analog/digital recording studio and CD/vinyl mastering suite, has installed a Rupert Neve 5088 32x8x2 Discrete Analog Mixer.
The console, loaded with 16 5032-V Mic Pre/EQ, two 5033-V 5-Band EQ and two 5043-V 2 Ch Comp/Lim, replaces a Trident 75. The console installation includes a producers’ desk, console stand and speaker bridge designed and built by Sterling Modular; console and studio patchbays by Audio Accessories; and complete rewiring by Mogami. The control room will be equipped with new ATC Studio 100’s and Barefoot MM27s, and undergo a complete acoustic overhaul by Ty Moyer of Acoustic Science Corporation.
Co-owners/engineers Pete Lyman and Jeff Ehrenberg learned of the Rupert Neve 5088 from Vintage King Audio. Infrasonic Sound serves as the equipment purveyor’s West Coast showroom; Ehrenberg is Vintage King’s West Coast representative and head of Los Angeles Sales.
“In my eight years with Vintage King, I have drooled over all the early model, Neve 80 series consoles that have passed through our shop,” says Ehrenberg. “I’ve always wanted an older classic console for Infrasonic, but we couldn’t budget for maintenance on top of a large console purchase. The Rupert Neve 5088 exceeded my expectations of what I knew a Class A, discrete, transformer balance console to sound like, and the flexibility and routing are perfect to tie the studio, our 24-track tape machine, Pro Tools rig, and a wall of outboard gear together.”
This re-model marks the first major structural changes at the studio since Infrasonic Sound Recording Company opened in 2004. Lyman and Ehrenberg moved into the East L.A. location (formerly a motorcycle paint shop) and built Infrasonic’s 2,000 square-foot tracking and mixing facility from the ground up, aiming for ample space and a live performance feel that clients like the Mars Volta, No Age and Wilderness have utilized.
Infrasonic’s mastering suite was added in an adjacent building shortly thereafter, providing the necessary resources for direct-to-disc recording via the suite’s vintage Neumann AM-32 lathe. The location also serves as headquarters for Infrasonic Sound Recordings, the studio’s label counterpart established in 2007. In just under two years, Infrasonic has released six albums from Qui, Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, Moonrats and the Starlite Desperation. The label’s full-length catalog is available on both CD and vinyl along with limited edition 7-inches and EPs.
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