New York, NY (March 11, 2004)–Right Track Recording’s two new production suites, which were brought online early this year, are each equipped with a Sky System One 5.1 surround monitoring system from Blue Sky. The Blue Sky systems provide these highly flexible and cost-effective new studio suites with top-tier surround monitoring capability at an affordable price. Producer/engineer Tony Visconti recently set to work on one of the first projects to use the new production suites and the Blue Sky 5.1 systems–the multichannel remixes of David Bowie’s classic 1974 concert at the Tower in Philadelphia.
The new studios are also fitted with extensive Digidesign Pro Tools systems and Yamaha digital mixing consoles, offering additional recording options to complement Right Track’s enormous scoring studios, opened in 2001. Right Track Recording’s scoring studio has been the site of many high-profile projects, including scores for the Coen Brothers’ Intolerable Cruelty and Tom Hanks’ forthcoming blockbuster The Ladykillers, as well as Broadway cast albums such as Wicked.
“These new studios perfectly complement the main scoring studio,” explained Ed Evans, technical director at Right Track Recording and the designer of the production suites. “They provide flexible spaces that help support projects in the main scoring studio or individual mixing or overdub sessions. Making the best use of the space was a critical concern, and the choice of technologies to achieve that was important. After extensive testing of a number of monitors, the Sky System One from Blue Sky proved far and away to be the best choice. It offers great sound, sophisticated bass management, incredible clarity and accurate imaging, all at a highly cost-effective price.”
Evans installed the Blue Sky monitoring systems using pedestal mounts, allowing individual users of the suites to configure the system to their needs. The ability of the studios to adapt to a wide range of uses was a key element of their design and intent. Evans says the Blue Sky monitors contribute greatly to achieving that goal. “For a satellite-type monitoring system, they reach pretty substantial SPL levels,” he noted. “And they do it while providing consistently good sound across a wide frequency spectrum. For the money, there’s nothing that can touch them.”
Blue Sky International