Los Angeles, CA (December 28, 2012)—Five contest winners recently got to visit the new $3.5 million House of Rock home studio, courtesy of Vintage King Audio and Pensado’s Place.
The new studio was designed in collaboration with multi-Grammy winning producer/mixer Jack Joseph Puig and various industry partners, including Vintage King, Solid State Logic, Blue Microphones, Audio Perception, JSX Audio and others. The studio, created by House of Rock, a Los Angeles-based entertainment company, occupies the top floor of a $22 million Santa Monica estate, and provides a picturesque view of the classic Riviera Country Club golf course.
The contest winners had lunch and a private tour of The House of Rock with Puig, who spent the afternoon with the winners, talking about recording techniques and answering questions. “Your job is to create an environment where the artist can fly,” he advised.
“This is a spectacular, one-of-a-kind recording studio-the amenities and equipment of a world-class commercial facility beautifully integrated into an extraordinary residence making it one of the finest personal recording spaces ever created,” commented Tom Menrath, Vintage King’s head of strategic development.
Vintage King was involved early in the studio’s overall design phases and helped plan a mix of modern and classic gear for the space. Using custom-built studio furniture by Sound Construction, VK filled the racks with a selection of outboard gear, including vintage Urei 1176, Teletronix LA-2A and dbx 160s as well as boutique units from Purple Audio, Retro Instruments, Eventide and Millenia Media.
Vintage King also composed a 60-module overhead rack of 500 Series modules from Little Labs, Grace Design, Chandler Limited, Tonelux, A-Designs, Inward Connections, Burl and many others. VK added a 48×48 Avid Pro Tools|HDX2 system and put together a monitoring system, including the debut of Barefoot Sound’s new flagship 4-way speaker system, the MiniMain12.
Artists, producers and engineers record at the Duality Pro-Station winged and automated console, the first of its kind from Solid State Logic.
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