New York, NY (October 27, 2005)–It’s been anything but business as usual at Battery Studios in New York City. After undergoing extensive renovations to Studio C as well as all the common areas and lounges, Battery has seen a surge in business, according to management. All of the studios’ lounges now have 5.1 surround sound and computers with T1 connections.
The most dramatic renovations, however, occurred in Studio C where the Euphonix CS3000 console was pulled. The room has turned into a Pro Tools suite featuring an API 7800 Discrete 4 Buss Console Master and an API 8200 Discrete 8 Channel Summing Mixer. Other gear includes two DBX 160XTs, two Urei 1176s, Summit Audio TLA 100, two Millenia Media HV-3D 8-Channel mic-pres, GML8200 and Lexicon 480L. The room also features a massive list of plug-ins as well as Logic 7.
Since completing the renovations two months ago, the suite has been booked solid and is currently hosting the songwriting team Stargate (Cher, Mariah Carey, Mary J Blige).
In October, Battery donated the use of Studio K2 (SSL 4064 with Ultimation 2) for the Steve Lillywhite-produced recording of Bono & Alicia Keys’ cover of Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush’s “Don’t Give Up.” The song is being recorded for Keep A Child Alive (www.keepachildalive.org).
Studio A (SSL 9080 J Series) and Studio K2 have also been busy with tracking and mix sessions for Ghostface Killah, Young Jeezy, Chris Brown and debut albums from Def Jam’s Sam Scarfo, Koch’s Jim Jones and Jive’s husband and wife duo Kenny Lattimore and Chante Moore.
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