Big Studios Live On In Dream Asylum

Walters-Storyk Design Group-WSDG has completed a recording studio, dubbed Dream Asylum, for the N.A.R.S. (New Age Rock Stars) label in south Florida.
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South Florida (July 15, 2015)—Walters-Storyk Design Group-WSDG has completed a recording studio, dubbed Dream Asylum, for the N.A.R.S. (New Age Rock Stars) label in south Florida.

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Dream Asylum is home to two producers, Nate “Danja” Hills and partner Marcella Araica. Recognized for their work with artists ranging from Britney Spears and Madonna to Justin Timberlake, Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z, Danja and Araica will now have a studio suited to their creative needs.

Dream Asylum’s 600 sq. ft. live room/iso booth is linked to two primary control rooms via below-floor wiring channels, to provide connectivity throughout the complex. The 360 sq. ft. Control A features custom-designed wooden wall mounted equipment cabinets which bookend an oversized client couch set on a raised platform beneath a dropped ceiling.

A custom-designed rear wall wooden resonator, and a geometrical ceiling cloud distinguish the 269 sq. ft. Control B. Both control rooms are outfitted with identical SSL 9000 series consoles and WSDG/Augspurger monitor systems. Room-within-room isolation at Dream Asylum enables Danja and/or Araica to record live sessions via either control room while a second engineer/producer simultaneously mixes another project. Distinguished by an oversized “fan” inspired ceiling cloud; a 192 sq. ft. mixing/writing room has been created for guest artists.

WSDG project manager Romina Larregina reports, “We worked closely with Marcella to find the most appropriate site for the studio, and formal design work on Dream Asylum Studio began in 2011. She is extremely savvy about design and acoustical issues, and having knowledgeable clients who can articulate their design and technical goals is always a plus.”

Carved out of a nearly 4,000-sq.-ft. former warehouse, the complex also includes a lounge/screening room, and a solarium to provide a relaxing respite. Two oversized in-wall tropical fish tanks offer additional creative inspiration.

Walters-Storyk Design Group
www.wsdg.com