Vienna, Austria (July 18, 2016)—Herb Tucmandl, CEO and founder of Vienna Symphonic Library, purchased a 1940s orchestral recording hall several years ago and has now reopened it as Synchron Stage Vienna.
The studio features a room-in-room construction with a three-meter gap all the way around the central 540-sq.-m. Stage A, which can accommodate orchestras up to 130 musicians. “It sounds really open,” notes Bernd Mazagg, technical director and chief audio engineer at Synchron Stage Vienna. “I think it’s one of the best rooms in the world.”
Additional studio and office facilities surround that central stage, including the 80-sq.-m. B live room, control rooms A and B, production lounges and facilities, and offices. A Dante network connects all of the rooms so that every audio channel is available anywhere in the facility.
The air quality and temperature is the same in the studios as it is in the instrument storage spaces (for pianos and percussion), so that all the instruments can be selected for recording immediately. The pianos available are a Steinway D-274, a Bösendorfer 290 Imperial with CEUS reproducing system and a Yamaha DCFX Disklavier will be available in November 2016.
Initial recordings at the facility were undertaken with a full orchestra conducted by orchestrator Conrad Pope and mixed by the scoring engineer Dennis Sands. Earlier this year, Remote Control Productions chose Synchron Stage Vienna to record music for the upcoming Ron Howard directed feature Inferno, scored by Hans Zimmer, and for the new Netflix series The Crown, scored by Hans Zimmer and Rupert Gregson-Williams.
The gala reopening was attended by members of the Austrian government and parliament, representatives of the Austrian film industry and various Hollywood composers.
Synchron Stage Vienna