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Redemption Studios Seek Walters-Storyk Design Group

Boasts a full-bore design by principal architect/acoustician John Storyk (August 17, 2005)

WSDG principal architect/acoustician John Storyk, Redemption engineer Tommy Hayes, studio owner Mike Pilkin (seated). Photo by Courtney Spencer

WSDG principal architect/acoustician John Storyk, Redemption engineer Tommy Hayes, studio owner Mike Pilkin (seated).
Photo by Courtney Spencer

Engineer Mike Pilkin has opened Redemption Studios. The complex features a spacious live room geared to rock, jazz R&B and hip hop artists, and two control rooms. A is outfitted with a vintage Neve VR60 loaded 48 track desk, B, a digital room offering a Pro Tools HD3. Redemption also boasts a full-bore design by Walters-Storyk Design Group principal architect / acoustician John Storyk.

?Our original concept was a small studio designed to cater to a primarily local client base, Pilkin says. ?This vision was upgraded dramatically when we retained WSDG. With engineer Tommy Hayes on board as primary mixer, Redemption can offer clients the dual talents of a skilled technical wizard and talented musician (blues guitar). Hayess mixing credentials were confirmed early on in his career with the offer of a Project Supervisor role with SAE immediately after graduation. He later established a solid freelance career tracking and mixing rock bands and blues artists.

In addition to the Neve VR60 and Pro Tools, Redemptions technology arsenal includes: Manley Vox Box and Massive Passive, Genelec 1038 main speakers, Quested 3208 nearfield monitors, Yamaha NS 10, Studer A827, classic Neumann U87 and matched pairs of Neumann TLM 103 and SKM 184s, matched pairs of Shure KSM 44s and KSM 32s, a wide range of outboard gear and a 7 piece Taye Studio Maple drum kit with UFIP cymbals.

?We did a first pass build on our own, but quickly realized the value of professional design and construction, Pilken reveals. ?John Storyk focused his ?A Team on the project: Contractor Chris Bowmans CHBO has built many of WSDGs most celebrated studios. Marcy Ramos has contributed his HVAC expertise to the lions share of Storyks assignment and Judy Brown of Connectivity, one of the industrys top wiring pros did all of the wiring (microphone panels, outboard gear, patchbays, etc.). It was amazing to watch people of this caliber do their thing. Were also fortunate to have Gregory Davis of Audio Engineering Services on call to maintain our Neve (which he commissioned). We expect word of mouth on Redemption to be a major component in driving artists here, and we knew that quality makes the vibe.

?Redemption has a lot going for it, John Storyk adds. ?The rooms are handsome, comfortable, and they provide extremely accurate acoustics both in the live and mixing environments. Its interesting to see young engineers and studio owners who are committed to doing things the right way. Were proud to have had the opportunity to help bring this studio together.

About The Walters-Storyk Design Group
The Walters-Storyk Design Group has designed over 1800 media production facilities in the U.S., Europe, the Far East and South America. Their credits range from the original Jimi Hendrix Electric Lady Studios in New York to recording facilities for Whitney Houston, Bob Marley, Hollywood film composer Carter Burwell, Aerosmith, Latin singer Fito Paez and Paul Winter. Corporate clients include Hoffman La Roche, The Food Network, Interlochen Public Radio, CBS and New York Citys WNET. Most recently, WSGD has completed the design for Woodstocks new multi-million dollar Allaire Studios as well as facilities for Timbalands Tim Mosley, Tracy Chapman, Alicia Keys and the new Jazz At Lincoln Center performance complex. WSDG principals John Storyk, Beth Walters, and Dirk Noy lecture frequently at universities and industry events, and contribute regularly to industry publications. WSDG is a five-time winner of the prestigious TEC Award for outstanding achievement in Acoustics/Facility Design. The firm maintains offices in New York, Switzerland, Argentina, Brazil and San Francisco.

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