Inside Espinoza Paz’s Private Studio

Guitar Center Professional and the New York-based Malvicino Design Group recently collaborated on a private production facility for Mexican regional music star Espinoza Paz.
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Mazatlán, Mexico (August 31, 2015)—Guitar Center Professional and the New York-based Malvicino Design Group recently collaborated on a private production facility for Mexican regional music star Espinoza Paz.

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GC Pro collaborated with GC Pro Affiliate Program member Horacio Malvicino of the Malvicino Design Group on the design, outfitting and commissioning of the facility, which is named ESPI 10.29 Studios and is located in the Marina neighborhood of Mazatlán in the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The vast majority of the multi-room facility’s audio equipment was sourced for the Malvicino Group through Javier Willis, account manager at the San Diego, CA GC Pro office.

The new three-story construction houses Paz’s private offices, a lounge and a large kitchen and dining room seating two dozen on the ground floor; two control rooms and a large tracking space with three isolation rooms on the second floor; and guest accommodations on the top floor. The main control room is outfitted with a 48-input Solid State Logic Duality mixing console, a 48-track Avid Pro Tools|HDX3 system and a Studer A827 Gold Edition 24-track analog tape machine, Ocean Way Audio HR2 main monitors and racks of outboard processing. The second control room houses a 24-fader AMS Neve Genesys mixing console and another Pro Tools rig.

“My idea was to come up with a studio on par with anything in the U.S. I think it’s some of my best work,” says Malvicino, who has more than two decades of experience providing acoustical, architectural and technical systems design to recording studios and other production facilities around the world. Malvicino says that he was given carte blanche by the artist regarding equipment choices as well as room layout and technical, acoustic and interior design.

TADI, the Mexico City-based exclusive manufacturer of acoustic treatments for Malvicino’s projects worldwide, supplied the acoustic treatment at this new facility and additionally acted as the general contractor and interior designer.

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