Sherman Oaks, CA (December 24, 2003)–Steven Klein SCR recently completed an acoustic transformation for Jim Kaufman, writer/producer/performer for Opiate for the Masses, The Spore and other entities. Kaufman recently relocated to Los Angeles from Phoenix, and built the studio in his new home. Studio equipment in the new facility includes a Digidesign Pro Tools TDM-based digital audio workstation rig with a Focusrite Controller, and Spatial One Control Room Monitors.
“Steven Klein turned my 15-by-25 foot living room into a great-sounding project studio,” Kaufman offered. “The acoustic treatment is totally portable–it is fixed to the walls with just five screws! And we have moveable gobos and acoustic panels.”
“We selected materials for the walls that would help quite the room and control sound within the area,” Klein continued. “Since Jim likes to record in one space –there is no separate control room–we needed to develop an environment for him that would accommodate overdubs and vocal recordings. So we ended up with a single room with a divider that creates a separate mix area in one end, plus a stand-alone vocal booth.”
Kaufman conceded that, “Working with SCR was an amazing experience. Steve is a really intelligent guy. I knew of his work at several local LA facilities, including Eldorado Recording Studios. Steven came in and sorted out the room very efficiently.”
Current sessions at Kaufman’s project studio include a new album for Opiate, plus other bands under discussion. “I plan to record vocals in my studio, having tracked the basics elsewhere–maybe drums at Eldorado–and then add bass and guitar here.”
Steven Klein SCR