The Studio Annex
Dimensions: 25.3' W x 22.5' D x 15' H, 430 sq ft
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Studio Annex Particulars
The Studio Annex offers maximum production and post-production flexibility, acting as either an extension to the Control Room or as a completely independent facility. It is the perfect digital complement to our outstanding analog control room.
When a tracking session calls for simultaneous broadcast and/or video production, the Studio Annex can be configured to monitor and independently mix all digital signals defined in the Control Room (including analog audio signals that are converted to digital in real time). Moreover, the Studio Annex is equiped as a video control room, supporting broadcast production or non-linear editing with equal ease. By separating and optimizing the two environments in physical space, but also linking them together with a comprehensive and complete digital routing infrastructure (every signal can be routed to any point), engineers in each room can focus exclusively on the facts within their own domains, collaborating without conflict. Thus, when the analog console in the Control Room is used for tracking, the digital console in the Studio Annex can be used to simultaneously develop a rough surround mix. Similarly, when the digital console is used as the master device, the analog console can monitor the digital stems to validate their suitability for further mixing/remixing. And for clients who prefer instantaneous recall to analog vibe, the digital console can function as a complete tracking console.
Alternatively, the two rooms can be operated independently, sharing nothing, not even clock.
The unique acoustic design of the room, and its generous proportions, make it an interesting and intimate tracking space all its own. Using the same A/D converters as the Control Room, and with the option of using outboard gear matching the analog console's tracking own signal chain (i.e., preamp, filter, EQ, compressor, and gate), signals can be recorded as if they were tracked in the other building, but without the degradation inherent with 75’ of analog cable, and video inputs and outputs in every acoustic environment assure two-way visual connections are supported. And of course, if the room is used as self-contained tracking room, the visual connection is perfect, as the engineer is in the room with the artist.
Regardless of signal and control topology, the Studio Annex offers an acoustically optimized surround environment that goes beyond conventional RFZ control rooms. And, as you can see from the images, the technical solution to this challenge is downright gorgeous. Come check it out!