Woodland Hills, CA (October 31, 2013)—Scott Frankfurt, a producer, sound designer and multi-instrumentalist, has installed IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R200 adjustable decoupling speaker stands at his home-based commercial production studio.
Located in the L.A. suburb of Woodland Hills, Scott Frankfurt Studio operates both as a music production facility and an audio lab for the sound design work performed by Frankfurt for Spectrasonics, the virtual instrument software developer for which he has been vice president of design since 2003.
Scott Frankfurt Studio combines classic analog recording workflows with digital technology in a hybrid production environment that positions music mixing facilities back-to-back with Frankfurt’s workstation. Frankfurt relates that he initially evaluated a pair of IsoAcoustics ISO-L8R200 desktop speaker stands in combination with the Genelec 1032A near field monitors at his personal workstation, which he uses for sound design, recording, editing and composing.
“I am extremely wary of the psychological effect of trying something new and thinking it is better,” says Frankfurt, who initially trained on piano before switching to drums, and has recently taken up pedal steel. “But everything sounds better to me with these stands installed. Such an unassuming product making a profound difference in my work day—wow! I’m a huge fan.”
He adds, “Frankly, I was skeptical at first, but I did a bunch of listening and everything sounded immediately better. I even did an ‘acid test.’ I lived with them installed for over two weeks, then removed them. Instantly I wanted them put back. That’s how I knew they were a true asset to my work. I know a thing for certain—I wouldn’t give ’em back!”
Scott Frankfurt Studio’s client list includes artist and musician Sergio Mendes, Grammy- and Oscar-winning singer Christopher Cross, Abe Laboriel, Sr., Abe Laboriel, Jr., Vinnie Colaiuta and Rose Stone, of Sly & the Family Stone. Frankfurt’s personal production projects these days typically involve young up-and-coming artists such as Hannah Brazil and L.A. alt-rockers PiGEON.