London, UK (July 22, 2011)–White Mark Ltd. has installed a mastering facility at Extreme Music in London using its new Fast Studio method.
Marketed as Fast Studio by White Mark, a UK studio and design consultancy, the new construction method is claimed to allow producers, composers and studio owners to build high-performance facilities in less time and atless cost than would normally be anticipated.
White Mark’s managing director David Bell says, “We introduced this system to meet market demand for high-quality studios that are acoustically accurate but are quick to install and which preserve more of the character of the original building than a conventional studio. We have recognized that not everyone has the time or the requirement to invest in high levels of isolation, but everyone still wants a room that sounds good and delivers the acoustic performance they would expect from a room bearing the White Mark name.
“Our system uses properly constructed and individually specified acoustic modules that are assembled off-site, making them very quick and easy to install. They are ideal for rooms using freestanding monitors and in which there is no need for full isolation. We always insist that Fast Studio customers have their initial drawings and monitor set-ups carried out by our team of experts so that we can guarantee both the viability of using the system and the level of performance that will be achieved, but, provided the room meets our criteria, we can deliver a studio that satisfies our customers’ requirements–and in a fraction of the normal time.”
Extreme Music, the production music arm of Sony ATV, was suited to the Fast Studio treatment because it was using freestanding monitors and was keen to get the job done quickly in order to minimize downtime. The music library already had an existing mastering facility at its premises in Golden Square but needed to upgrade its layout and acoustics to achieve the production standards necessary for the work it was doing.