PanGaia Studios, the new venture by Swedish producer/songwriter Geo Slam, opened last week with a launch party attended by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Franz Ferdinand), Eric Racy (Nicki Minaj, Pharrell), Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy) and Solid State Logic’s Dan Duffell.
PanGaia, in Stockholm, incorporates six recording studios, a private conference room, press room, live streaming video system, personal artist lounges, two kitchens and “modern, parametric décor”. The studio’s partners include Solid State Logic (SSL), Yamaha and guitar manufacturers Fender, Jackson Guitars, EVH and Charvel. Desks are SSL Dualitys, while monitoring comes courtesy of Yamaha, ADAM Audio, KRK, TAD, ATC and Genelec.
The studio has also added video and real-time live camera functionality in all its rooms.
Studio owner Slam (pictured, right, with Fraser) began his career as a session guitarist and producer for various studios in Sweden, and is now associated with multi-Grammy Award-winning producer RedOne. He has written and produced for One Direction, Blue and Jason Derulo, while PanGaia’s staff have, says the studio, written, engineered and produced hits for Lady Gaga, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Backstreet Boys, Adrian Lux, Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias and Europe.
“PanGaia Studios will have a copious future with big name artists, as well as recording professionals,” says a statement from PanGaia. “Stay tuned for upcoming studio news!”
Here’s PanGaia’s studio equipment in full:
SSL Duality (48 channels)
ATC 300 monitors with ATC C6 subs
TAD Reference Ones
ElectroCompaniet AW180 dual monoblock power amps
Rotel RB-1552 power amp
AKG C414XLSs (matched pair)
Coles 4038s (matched pair)
Manley Reference Cardioid
Neumann U47 fet
Neumann U87s (matched pair)
Royer 121s (matched pair)
Sennheiser MKH 8040s (matched pair)
AMS Neve 1081 mic preamp/EQ
AMS Neve 1073 mic preamp/EQ
BAE 1073 mic preamp/EQ
Universal Audio 1176 limiter
Universal Audio LA-2 compressor
Universal Audio LA-3 compressor
Empirical Labs EL8X Distressor
Bricasti M7 Reverb
Apple Mac Pro with Magma chassis
AVID 16 I/O x 3 for Pro Tools
Apogee Symphony with Thunderbridge for 48 I/O to Logic