Dark Horse Recording has established itself as one of the most prominent recording facilities in the world, with artists such as Taylor Swift, Matchbox Twenty, Tim McGraw, Jewel, The Fray and countless others regularly record there, with the facility’s world-class gear and stellar customer service, as well as the stunning resort-type atmosphere in the Tennessee countryside. The teaching facility here, Dark Horse Institute, recently expanded its classroom facilities with the addition of a custom eleven-and-a-half-foot-long Argosy Mirage series desk. Designed to seat four students each at an individual audio workstation, the new custom desk is identical to two others already installed in the classrooms, and joins three other Argosy desks located throughout the Dark Horse Recording Studios complex.
Three years ago, the institute expanded their offerings with an intense 14-week program on audio engineering which covers the music recording process from mics all the way to mix. Students receive instruction from working engineers and classes are held in one of their four studios, with students actively participating in sessions seated at the mixing console, for a hands-on learning experience. The venture has proved so successful that the institute will move to a second campus 6 miles away at the “Franklin Factory.”
An array of Argosy desks can be found in every area of the four studio complex. Owner Robin Crow stated, “We’ve gotten so hooked on the Argosy desks, we can’t stop ordering them.” To date they have six Argosy desks to accommodate various mixing consoles as well as three matching 12 ft. Mirage desks which each hold four iMac Pro Tools work stations.
“The ability to order desks custom-made by Argosy to exactly the right measurements for our facility has been a life-saver. There’s no doubt we will soon be up to a dozen or so desks in the near future.”
About Mirage® Desks
Mirage offers a bold new standard for combining beauty and function in a workstation which.provides an inspirational landscape to escape the trappings of technology and create your best work. Mirage models are available for a variety of mixer-specific applications, as well as universal models suited for editing, trading, or table-top mixers. Key features include a low profile which promotes sonic transparency, a rock-solid steel leg system, sturdy tubular steel chassis, padded armrest for extended sessions and a large, heavy duty pullout keyboard tray.
ARGOSY is the leading designer and manufacturer of high-end technical furniture for leading recording control rooms, post-production houses, film facilities and high tech venues worldwide. The company prides itself on responding to clients’ individual application-specific needs using a variety of custom materials and unique finishes, with careful attention to aesthetic design and ergonomic details. Since 1994, Argosy products have been installed at thousands of award-winning facilities in countries worldwide.
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