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.”