Seattle, WA (May 4, 2009)–Seattle-based audio post house Clatter&Din recently enlisted the services of Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG) when the company made the move to a more functional and consolidated studio space.
“After 14 years in business, we had outgrown our facility and wanted to invest in a larger space that could house our expanding set of services under one roof,” says Peter Barnes, principal at Clatter&Din. The company previously worked out of two studios in separate locations. “Originally we were known as an audio post facility, and with the addition of video editorial, web services, DVD authoring, business affairs and other services we needed a larger facility to accommodate our new menu. I had followed Russ’ career for a long time and had a deep respect for his work. I knew his firm would be a great fit for this project.”
RBDG designed several dedicated audio spaces for the 6,000-sq.-ft. facility on the top floor of a century-old brick building. They include two large 5.1 surround sound recording and monitoring studios, reportedly a first in the Seattle area. These spaces connect to a large live room and two smaller isolation booths. The studios also feature three audio/video editing suites equipped with Pro Tools and Final Cut Pro, as well as a room for recording game audio and voiceover work.
Dealing with the potential noise and structure-borne vibration from air conditioning units on the roof was a real challenge for RBDG, particularly since the building has a timber frame. “We worked with the landlord to relocate the equipment as far away from the studios as possible, mounting the air conditioning units on a separate steel platform with spring isolators,” says Russ Berger, president of Russ Berger Design Group. “Structurally, the building is very solid, so we were fortunate to be able to use concrete floating floors in all the studio spaces. Combined, these measures gave us very quiet background levels.”
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