Austin, TX (February 6, 2018)—Austin-based producer and front of house engineer Brett Orrison recently finished his own studio, The Austin Recording Service, outfitting the facility with a Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console.
“I've been shopping for a console for 16 years—and after a ton of research, I found the 5088. I met Rupert at NAMM a few years back and after hearing the thought process behind the board and the pedigree, I was sold. I took a trip to Wimberley, Texas and got to play around with the 5088 being built for Willie Nelson. I had to have one!” says Orrison, who recently installed a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console, loaded with 16 of the company’s Shelford 5052 mic preamp/EQ modules.
Orrison, best known for his work with The Black Angels and Widespread Panic, built his studio, The Austin Recording Service, from the ground up in 2017. The studio’s name pays homage to The Memphis Recording Service (which later became Sun Studios).
The studio’s design and interior were inspired by the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, according to Orrison. “The live room has a 16-foot ceiling and three iso booths. One of the iso booths is an all-aluminum room used as a reverb chamber.”
Orrison recently finished up his first record on the console with producer Paul Leary (Butthole Surfers, Sublime, Melvins, U2) and having now put the desk to the test, said, “The console sounds incredible! The EQ is unbelievable. I couldn't be happier and more confident about my setup. [Paul Leary] absolutely loved the sound we captured with the 5088 and the Studer A827. It was an amazing experience.”
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