San Francisco, CA (November 3, 2004)–As announced at last week’s AES Convention by Fairfax, CA-based MSR, Inc., makers of StudioPanel, acoustical consulting firm Performance Media Industries specified StudioPanel components in the recently completed 4,000-square-foot privately owned Kauai Sunset Studios in Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii.
The innovative StudioPanel acoustical solutions were installed in both the tracking and control room in the new residential recording facility. The 5.1 control room features Digidesign’s latest ProTools|HD and Pro Control digital console, as well numerous racks of outboard audio equipment.
David Tickle, producer/engineer and Kauai Sunset Studio’s project specialist, enthused: “With StudioPanel in both rooms the acoustics are superb; our monitors have never sounded so accurate. I am confident that our clients will be very pleased. With PMI doing the acoustic engineering of the rooms, it made perfect sense to include the new StudioPanel system in the studio’s final construction specification. Judging from the results, this was a very wise choice.”
The project employed 28 absorber/diffuser panels in the acoustic treatment plan, and a host of more innovative large scale components for total isolation of the rooms from the surrounding neighborhood. “Kauai is a very quiet and peaceful place,” stated Keith Olsen, StudioPanel’s VP marketing, “Total isolation was a necessary project requirement, and in doing this we needed to have a live but controlled ambient space within this facility to keep the character and warmth of the Kauai area.”
Keith Olsen also elaborated, “The studio complex, like others that have started out as dreams, was conceived on the back of a napkin. The decision to have the acoustical consulting work done by PMI was a smart one. I couldn’t be more pleased with the final installation and results of employing our StudioPanel product; the room sounds terrific.”
Olsen continued, “Although MSR have specifically targeted hundreds, if not thousands of personal recording spaces with our pre-engineered StudioPanel do-it-yourself product kits, our unique and cost-effective combination of absorption and diffusion panels is also highly-suitable for many world-class recording facilities needing to upgrade or fix existing production rooms on a tight budget. The StudioPanel components scale-up perfectly for larger commercial studio owners.”