Jessup, MD (March 4, 2010)–The Manifold Recording studio complex is being built with zero-carbon emission practices and will open in fall 2010 with a 64-channel API Vision console.
Manifold Recording, located 15 miles southwest of Raleigh-Durham, NC, is a 6,000-sq.-ft. facility on 17 country acres with a private pond and proximate bed and breakfast lodging. Control Room A will feature the API Vision. The smaller Control Room B centers on a digital console. Both rooms are fully networked. There is a 1,400-sq.-ft. tracking room.
Wes Lachot Design provided the architectural plan based on the principles of organic architecture, using forward-thinking, sustainable practices. “We were very happy to work with Dave Lyons at Sonic Circus, together with Wes Lachot, and Manifold Recording’s owner and visionary, Michael Tiemann,” said Dan Zimbelman, director of sales at API. “Studio build-outs of this magnitude are rare, and news of Manifold Recording has stirred up some hopeful and happy feelings for audio professionals who recognize a project that puts people, music, and audio first.”
“The decision to go with API for the very best in analog technology was an easy one,” said Lachot. “The Legacy would have been a great choice, but we went with the Vision to provide users with the flexibility to mix in stereo and surround simultaneously. API has made that sort of dual-mixing process intuitive, and our choice reflects a commitment to provide users with every option at the highest possible quality.”
“The initial concept of the studio was a simple one, based on organic architecture and the principle of working as much as possible with nature instead of against it,” explains Tiemann. “Ultimately we chose the API Vision console because, quite frankly, it was the only one that remained true to the values we established at the outset, while also having the power and flexibility we know we will need as we step forward into the future.