WSDG Builds Owl City's Nest

Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Adam Young, better known as Owl City, has moved to a rustic log cabin in the Minnesota woods where he recently completed construction on his Walters-Storyk Design Group-designed dream studio.
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(l-r) WSDG co-principal John Storyk, Adam Young, GC Pro founder PK Pandy
Owatonna, MN (March 26, 2015)—Singer-songwriter-multi-instrumentalist Adam Young, better known as Owl City, has moved to a rustic log cabin in the Minnesota woods where he recently completed construction on his Walters-Storyk Design Group-designed dream studio.

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“Adam Young’s manager Steve Bursky was impressed by our Jungle City Studio in NYC when he worked there a couple of years ago,” reports WSDG project manager, Joshua Morris. “When Adam decided to build a studio in his new home, Bursky suggested that he talk with us. I visited the site and met with him to get a true sense of what he was looking for. The local contractor was extremely meticulous in meeting all the requirements of our drawings. The results of our final acoustic measurements for reverberation time and Sound isolation met or exceeded all our goals. This studio is a gem.”

The Owl City studio features a 675-sq.-ft. control room outfitted with an SSL AWS console, Adam Audio S-4XV main monitors, twin 60-inch LCD monitors and an extensive collection of outboard gear. The studio was constructed with natural wood to complement the log cabin’s interior and exterior setting.

The control room is outfitted with a custom rolling slate-topped producer’s desk, and four mobile equipment racks to facilitate room reconfiguration to accommodate diverse session requirements. WSDG also designed an innovative, polycylindrical ceiling cloud to fine-tune the mixing position. A 225-sq.-ft. live room with a 35-sq.-ft. vocal booth supports Young’s primarily keyboard-based productions. PK Pandey, founder of GC Pro, coordinated the technology package.

Commenting on his new studio Adam Young remarked, "It was a tremendous honor and privilege working with John Storyk and WSDG PM, Joshua Morris, and systems designer, Federico Petrone. The studio they designed exceeded all my expectations. I couldn't be happier working in the environment they created to suit every specific need I had. It looks fantastic and sounds even better, and at the end of the day I am thrilled to be the proud owner of such a fabulous studio. Endless thanks, WSDG."

Walters-Storyk Design Group
www.wsdg.com