|Page (1) of 1 - 01/03/05||email article||print page|
Indre Recording Studios Rocks Philly With AviomAviom?s Personal Monitor Mixing System offers flexibility (January 03, 2005)
Michael Comstock, owner, producer and chief engineer of Indre Recording Studios, was at his wits end with the personal monitor mixers his studio was using. The antiquated system had limitations on how far the cables could extend from the main box, and it provided only four channels. The distance from the tracking room to the control room stretched the cables to their max, causing the boxes to fall off the stands and break. A good friend introduced Comstock to Avioms Personal Monitor Mixing System, which offers more channels and flexibility.
?All musicians are different and want separate mixes for everyone in their band, says Comstock. ?The learning curve for using the Aviom gear is about five to ten minutes, and the band is up and running. The first week we got the gear, I took it over to the Wachovia Center and used it to record the backstage performance of Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. We have also used it with Tears for Fears, Heart, Los Lobos, Jill Scott, Yellowcard, The Darkness and so many others. Everyone has been thrilled.
Before opening Indre Studios, Comstock spent a fair amount of time on the road right after college as tour manager and sound engineer for the bands Veruca Salt and Paw. Eight years ago, Comstock settled in Philadelphia and found a neat space in which to open his facility.
?With my background in live sound, we do a good amount of radio and television broadcast recording, which is the mainstay of our business, comments Comstock. ?Our main tracking room is definitely the biggest space for this type of live sound event here in Philadelphia. We are able to accommodate about 200 people in addition to the stage area. The Aviom system is a great piece of equipment: it distributes audio to individual band members and performers on stage, giving each their own personal mix and eliminating latency issues with the house speakers.
Located in an old root beer bottling plant, the studio boasts a 4,200 sq. ft. main tracking room with a tall vaulted ceiling and an antique chandelier that hangs from the center. Upstairs, adjacent to the tracking room, is a 600 sq. ft. control room. The studio is equipped with Avioms Personal Monitor Mixing System, an AN-16/i, an AN-16/o, an SSL 4048, a ProTools HD System, a RADAR 24 recorder and many pieces of vintage outboard gear.
Aviom is the world's leading creator of A-Net compatible Distributed Audio Network products, which provide innovative solutions to problems found in audio systems in a variety of environments. Some of these include live sound reinforcement, audio recording studios, houses of worship, theater, broadcast facilities, post-production and commercial installations. The company's goal is to create revolutionary, technology-based products that address world-wide needs with breakthrough prices. Avioms entire line of high-quality professional audio products are designed and manufactured in the USA.
For more information visit www.aviom.com.
Related Keywords:Aviom, Indre Recording Studios, Personal Monitor Mixing System, Michael Comstock, ProTools HD, RADAR 24, recorder, A-Net,