Oslo, Norway (June 9, 2017)—Newtone Studios, Oslo’s newest music production facility, has based its main mix room around a 24-channel Genesys G48 console from AMS Neve.
Established in January 2017, and designed as a multipurpose, shared creative workspace with a commercial recording studio as the heart of the operation, Newtone is the amalgamation of three musical enterprises, combining the knowledge and experience of Tom Erik Skram, Andrè Viervoll and Aksel Jensen.
Viervoll had managed Parachute Studio in Mølleparken for almost a decade, but when the lease expired, he and Jensen made the decision to join forces and took the opportunity to unite with Skram and his team in Kalbakken.
“[In Kalbakken] we could find the real estate we needed to build a studio and it made perfect sense to have it in the same space as a complete electronics workshop and a software/hardware development environment,” explains Jensen. “Just as in the large studio complexes back in the day, we are able to service our own equipment, modify it and design and build custom gadgets to tailor the workflow as we want. Andrè brought his new Bösendorfer 225 grand piano and esoteric mic collection from Parachute, but then we needed a centerpiece—and after visiting AMS Neve HQ, we realized Genesys was the answer. It soon arrived and we were ready to roll.”
Newtone’s G48 console now sits in custom-designed furniture in the main mix room together with a Pro Tools dock and small built-in touch screen for the Genesys.