Berklee Valencia Opens In Spain

Berklee College of Music has completed the final element of its first international campus in Spain, a studio facility designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group.
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Valencia, Spain (December 26, 2012)—Berklee College of Music has completed the final element of its first international campus in Spain, a studio facility designed by Walters-Storyk Design Group.

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Berklee's new campus is located at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, Spain. The audio production and teaching complex is comprised of five inter-related components. The 1600-sq.-ft. scoring stage/studio, Studio K, includes an 860-sq.-ft. live room with 15-foot ceilings and boasts variable acoustic wall treatments developed for diverse recording configurations. The studio's windows provide views of the Palau and allow the public to view Berklee's music activities. Supporting the live room is a 500-sq.-ft. control room, two 250-sq.-ft. ISO/overdub booths, and an isolated machine room.

"The studio complex needed to make a statement in a design-conscious country, and be technically and acoustically capable of representing a desirable destination for professional work," said Carl Beatty, Berklee chief of staff, who has headed the project since the beginning of the Palau de les Arts renovation. "We decided to employ Avid/Euphonix controllers to take advantage of their Eucon protocol that allows seamless migration of projects across the facility, all the way up to the flagship System 5. Additionally, when we install an identical console in Boston, we will be doing real time joint sessions between the two locations via Internet 2 technology."

The entire facility is configured around a central machine room for speed, ease of turnaround, and high interconnectivity between rooms, including the Palau de les Arts' concert halls. The System 5 has 48 channels, with 128 channels of I/O, and 176 mic lines. There is a broad selection of analog processing with plenty of room for additions.

Monitoring in the production suites is all Genelec: 5.1 surround in Studio A, and 2.1 stereo in Studios B, C, and D. The control room in Studio K features the Meyers Acheron 7.1 surround monitoring system. The room also includes Griffin G2B Active main stereo monitors.

Berklee College of Music
www.berkleevalencia.org

Walters-Storyk Design Group
www.wsdg.com