Suffolk, UK (June 29, 2012)—UK studio acoustic and design consultancy White Mark has completed two radio studios and two music recording studios for Nile Radio Productions in Cairo, Egypt.
This prestigious project involved rebuilding the existing Nile Radio Productions facilities, which are housed in buildings within the Media City complex on the outskirts of Cairo. Radio on-air and pre-production studios were created for Nagoom FM and its English language sister station, Nile FM.
The brief also required White Mark to design two recording studios that will be used by NRP to create original music content for the stations and develop local talent by making facilities accessible to both artists and producers in Egypt. The company plans to set up a production, management and publishing arm to further facilitate this creative development and these studios form the basis of its production hub.
The two radio studios share common facilities with the on-air rooms both facing a shared Talks studio. Also shared are the machine room and office and reception spaces. White Mark also designed a pre-production suite, which both stations use.
Much of the equipment was migrated from NRP's former facilities and was re-installed by UK company Langdale Technical, which handled the technical installation for all four studios. Set up of the facilities was handled by Jeff Marcedo, White Mark's newly appointed agent for India and the Middle East.
On the music side, NRP now has a main recording studio that houses a 48-channel SSL Duality, Pro Tools and a range of analogue and outboard equipment. It also has a small production room equipped with Pro Tools and a 24-channel Avid C|24 control surface. Both rooms feature ATC and Adams monitoring and access to a outboard equipment compliment.