(l-r) Co-owners and producer/engineers Chris Freels and LG Hamilton, studio manager Addie Rice and staff engineer/chief tech Bryce Zabric.
Edmond, OK (March 26, 2015)—Marking its tenth anniversary, The Music Group, one of the largest recording studio complexes in the Midwest, has installed Neve Genesys and Neve Genesys Black consoles at its newly remodeled facility.
Vintage King provided the equipment package at the in Edmond, OK studio, the first in the world to install both Neve consoles.
“We picked the large-format Neve Genesys for our A studio, a perfect fit because it’s geared toward large-scale tracking and mixing,” explained producer/engineer and studio co-owner Chris Freels. “I grew up on 2-inch tape and large format desks and I wanted to have that feeling here. Our B studio has the Neve Genesys Black, which is our Pro Tools overdub studio with a signal path geared more towards DAW projects.”
Studio co-owner LG Hamilton added, “Neve has always been a trusted brand and Ryan McGuire at Vintage King basically guided us through the options and after looking around it was natural for us to narrow it down to those particular desks. He also helped us in picking out our new Burl AD/DA converters and Shadow Hills mastering compressor.”
In 2005, two Oklahoma studios, West 2nd Recording and Hamilton House Studio D merged to form what is now The Music Group. The new 3-studio recording facility was constructed from the ground up and designed by George Newburn of Studio 440 in Hollywood, CA.
Freels added, “We do traditional album projects for independent artists and major labels, we do advertising work, film soundtracks—a little bit of everything. Each of us here works a little bit differently and the Neve consoles are perfect for our various projects and workflows. There’s not another studio in the region that’s equipped like this and we wanted to have the highest sonic standards possible.”
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