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Argosy Gets Heavy

Heavy Melody Music has installed Argosy's Dual 15K Keyboard Workstations in the control rooms of each of the company's three principals.

(l-r) Dave Fraser, Neil Goldberg, Ari Winters
New York, NY (October 8, 2012)—Heavy Melody Music has installed Argosy’s Dual 15K Keyboard Workstations in the control rooms of each of the company’s three principals.

The partners-Neil Goldberg, Dave Fraser and Ari Winters-produce music and design sound for video game and motion picture trailers, and are also the three principals in Heavyocity Media, a developer of virtual instruments for professional composers and sound designers. Their music composition and sound design facility is located in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea.

In terms of ergonomics, composing music and creating sound design for trailers and developing sample elements for virtual instruments require identical equipment setups, according to Goldberg. That led them to the Argosy Dual 15K workstation, which accommodates most 88-key keyboards and features rack space bays to the left and right, along with flat surfaces for video screens and monitor speakers.

According to Goldberg, “With the Dual 15, we find it a lot easier to work with a controller keyboard as the center focus, with the speakers, the gear and the patchbays where we need them. The Dual 15K ergonomics gives us a good basis to be set up and to work efficiently. Everything is mixed in the box now, so this is a much better setup for us.”

All three Argosy Dual 15K desks have an optional MPX shelf fitted. In Goldberg’s control room, two computer keyboards accessing two separate systems are positioned on the MPX shelf above his controller keyboard, along with a Native Instruments Maschine controller, Euphonix Artist Series controllers and three flat screens. His Genelec monitors, sitting on Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizers, are positioned atop the left and right equipment bays.