Bentonville, AR (June 21, 2017)—After building his new Haxton Road Studios from the ground up, music producer Neil Greenhaw contacted Vintage King to outfit the Arkansas-based facility.
"Working with Neil has been great," says Nashville-based Vintage King Audio consultant Darrin Fendley. “We spent a lot of time leading up to the sale talking about and designing just the right choices of equipment."
Haxton Road Studios is equipped with a cornucopia of equipment, including vintage analog pieces like a Neve 1073, Neve 32264A, Urei 1176 Bluestripe and Neuman U 67, alongside modern classics like a Retro 176 and Sta-Level. Greenhaw's guitar collection is studded with beauties, including a 1937 Gibson L00, 1946 Gibson SJ, 1963 Gibson J45, 1942 Martin 00-18 and 1958 Martin D18.
The centerpiece of the studio's control room is a new 48-channel Solid State Logic AWS 948 Delta console. Greenhaw's love for SSL consoles dates back to his days tracking through them as a Nashville session player. "I chose the SSL AWS 948 Delta because I wanted flexibility," Greenhaw says. "It was important to me to have an analog path with the SSL preamps, EQ on each channel, and the Master Buss Compressor, but I also wanted to maintain digital control for Pro Tools HD and be able to write automation. The AWS also features Total Recall which is amazing for our workflow."
"I want to cultivate a culture in Northwest Arkansas of musical excellence, but also implement a design aesthetic with comfort and acoustics at the forefront," says Greenhaw. "My hope is that Haxton will foster quality recording here, but also attract talent from all over the world to experience what we've done. Bentonville is a place I'm proud to call home and I believe this studio will be in the history books for nurturing a new era of the arts in this region."
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