Glen Spey, NY (February 2, 2012)—Auralex Acoustics recently donated products to outfit the new studio space at Camp Simcha, a summer camp for seriously ill children.
Camp Simcha is a summer camp for children and teens with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses, serious chronic conditions or disabilities, located in Glen Spey, NY. The camp recently built a recording workshop in an unused cabin and Auralex donated several of its acoustic products to outfit the new studio. The recording studio serves two purposes. The camp uses it as a recording workshop for everyday musical activities, and also creates an end-of-the-summer CD of the season's "in songs" for the kids to take home.
As part of her research to build the recording studio, Shaindy Lowenthal, Camp Simcha's program director, reached out to Auralex: "They were so helpful throughout the entire process. They listened, and told us what they thought we would need. We hoped for a discount, but they donated the entire purchase order."
The camp's recording studio is now equipped with Auralex's 2-in. StudioFoam Wedgies, MoPAD Isolation Pads, a Deluxe Plus Roominator Kit, LENRD Bass Traps, T'Fusor Sound Diffusors, TubeTak Pro Liquid Foam Insulation and several MudGuard microphone isolators.
"The StudioFoam we installed really helps," continued Lowenthal. "The 'shack,' as we like to call it, is like a linen closet. It's on the corner of the road where there are golf carts that pass by and there's a lot of traffic around there. We put some insulation on the walls, but the Auralex treatments help isolate the space and make the room visually look like a recording studio."
What began as a way to preserve summer camp memories and enhance certain activities blossomed into an introduction to working in a recording studio. Lowenthal explained that the camp takes music production seriously: "We try to hire somebody with a background in recording and music. When children show an interest, we are more than happy for them to learn some of the techniques."