Northridge, CA (March 6, 2009)–Rourketown Studios has taken delivery of a custom console from Sterling Modular. Installation was provided by Vintage King.
The custom-designed “hybrid” console features both a D-Command Control 24 and a Discrete Tonelux console. Other features of the console include a full-length speaker bridge, a sliding computer keyboard tray and bubinga side panels. The complete console is supported by an all-steel frame and leg set.
Jeff O’Rourke, owner of Rourketown Studios, had a specific vision which presented some design challenges. “I wanted to conform a custom Tonelux console to the profile of my 24-fader D-command control surface,” he explains. “To make matters more complicated, I was having Martinsound design Flying Faders that could fit in with the narrow Tonelux format. All of this had to fit into the custom Sterling desk, and since I was in Los Angeles, it needed to be done right–there wouldn’t be a second chance. Sterling Modular never hesitated about their ability to pull this off and make it beautiful as well.”
For Sterling, this involved designing a completely custom chassis mirroring the D-Command that would accept the Tonelux gear, which involved collaborative coordination with Tonelux and Martinsound.
“Working with Jim [Maher] and the people at Sterling Modular was a pleasure,” says O’Rourke. “They went way above and beyond what I’d expect regarding customer service. Through every phase–everything from small tweaks to major changes–they were very accommodating and kept the price reasonable. Looking back, I realize I could never have pulled this off without Sterling Modular.”