Classic SSL 64-channel G+ at Center of Vintage and New Gear
Pictured at EastWest Studios celebrating the newly remodeled Studio 5 are (standing L-R) Vintage King west coast sales manager Jeffrey Ehrenberg, chief engineer and project manager Lawrence Malchose, studio manager Candace Stewart, producer/engineer Dave Reitzas, assistant studio manager Blake Rogers, and (seated L-R) producer/engineers Chris Lord-Alge and Eddie Kramer. Photo by David Goggin.
World-renowned EastWest Studios have opened their reborn Studio 5 with a classic 64-channel SSL G+ console and a wealth of new and old gear from Vintage King Audio. Main monitors are EastWest Custom Augspurger design in a spacious control room remodeled by chief engineer and project manager Lawrence Ethan Malchose.
"My goal with this room," Malchose explained,"was to create an environment that embraced the spirit of this building by implementing tried and true equipment choices, the SSL G+ and custom Augsberger mains for example, and dovetail that with the workflow and aesthetics expected in a new studio. The combination of new and vintage gear makes this room as good as it gets technically, and it's a really comfortable space to work in."
Additional gear provided by Vintage King Audio includes a pair of vintage DBX 160 VUs, GML 8200 2 Channel, 5 Band Parametric EQ, SPL Transient Designer 4, ADR Compex 760 by Q2, Chandler TG1, API 500 series rack loaded with various EQ, Bryston Amplification, and a Headphone Monitoring System by HEAR.
Vintage King's west coast sales manager Jeffrey Ehrenberg commented, "Chief engineer Lawrence Malchose came to Vintage King with a very specific equipment list they needed for their new mix room and we were honored to be involved in this significant project. With our eclectic blend of vintage, new and boutique audio equipment, we were able to find everything they wanted and deliver it on time and on budget."
EastWest Studios manager Candace Stewart summed it up: "We have been contemplating for a long time getting an SSL back in the building. As a booker it's really important that I be able to offer many options for our clients, and ideally to keep them in the building for every aspect of the recording process. Jeff at Vintage King totally understood our need to both appeal to our loyal analog loving clients as well as those folks who like to mix in the box. VK's service was fast and friendly and they were flexible when we changed our minds and modified our choice of certain key pieces of gear."
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About EastWest Studios
Located in the heart of Hollywood, EastWest Studios have contributed to some of the most celebrated music of the last fifty years, from Frank Sinatra to The Rolling Stones. These iconic studios have been brought into the 21st century by a striking collaboration between EastWest Sounds producer Doug Rogers and internationally renowned designer Philippe Starck. A key ingredient, however, was in preserving the integrity of the live recording rooms, as built by legendary engineer Bill Putnam in 1961.
For more info, visit: http://www.eastweststudios.com/
About Vintage King Audio
Vintage King Audio is a global leader in professional audio sales, studio consulting, and comprehensive gear servicing. No matter the scope of a client's needs or goals, from selecting a new microphone to designing a studio from the ground up, Vintage King distinguishes itself with standard-setting customer service, which begins with the company's knowledgeable, industry-experienced staff. Far surpassing the basic functions of an audio dealer, however, Vintage King Audio values its long-standing partnerships with manufacturers and stays connected with the professional audio community through hosting frequent events, panel discussions, and product launches.
For more information, visit: http://www.vintageking.com/about-us