Pittsboro, NC (June 16, 2011)–Brand-new, ground-up facility Manifold Recording is the latest owner of a 64-channel API Vision console.
The studio, which is situated on 16 acres of trees, meadows, ponds and gardens, will “honor music and artistry” while using state-of-the-art technology to capture musical creations.
“API makes gear that makes people passionate about recording and producing music,” said Michael Tiemann, who co-owns Manifold Recording with his wife, Amy Tiemann. Construction of Manifold Recording began in early 2008, but studio designer and acoustician Wes Lachot began working on its layout as early as October 2006. Both the main studio and the studio annex display a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architectural sensibility, and were designed from the ground up to be “purpose built.” In fact, Lachot designed the entire studio space around the engineering board’s equilateral listening triangle.
“I designed Manifold’s Studio A to be quite a large tracking room,” said Lachot. “These kinds of rooms are rarely built anymore, but they allow for such a beautiful acoustic sound. We felt that the room really deserved to have a top-rate analog console. Nothing else would do it justice.”
Tiemann agrees. “With the API Vision now installed in the control room, the true genius of Wes’s design is evident,” he stated. “The console is perfectly proportioned, perfectly situated, and perfectly comfortable in its new surroundings. Many control rooms have more console than they can comfortably fit in the available space. Some rooms have too little console space. We have a perfect balance that inspires confidence and creativity.”
Manifold Recording is slated to open this month.