It seldom happens but when it does it’s wonderful 🙂 we found ourselves again, for the second time, designing, building, equipping and wiring Simoncia’s (aka Fabrizio Simoncioni) new studio.
His previous, The Garage, in Arezzo, goes back only a couple of years and was finalist in Resolution’s contest “Best Studio”. Simoncia called us in again this year for his new project, ambitious and beautiful: the making of il D:PoT Recording Arts. A studio with two control rooms sharing a large, high live room, to be made inside an industrial complex in Prato, Florence’s Chinatown. We appointed Donato Masci for the design and construction‘s been carried out from A to Z by our team. We built the shell inside Simoncia’s depot, designed and installed all systems(HVAC, AV wiring, power, lights) and, four-hands with our SMAP division supplied all of the equipment.
Control Room A‘s been treated to look Ranch-like and has outstanding acoustics.
It’s equipped with an SSL SL4064G custom, 64 channels, a pair of main monitors Genelec 1025A triamp, sunk into a concrete baffle; nearfield monitoring a pair of Genelec 8351A with 7072A subwoofer + a pair of mini monitor Pelonis System 42 + subwoofer Pelonis LN. It all runs on an Avid Pro Tools DAW, v12.6 HDX MADI, ADA by 2 * ANTELOPE ORION 32.
And all of the outboard and plug-ins one may dream of 🙂
Control Room B it’s engineered to mix “In The Box” + allow more budget-friendly recordings 🙂 it’s equipped with a Slate Digital RAVEN MTi2 touchscreen 27” console, a Pro Tools Native system v12.6 and Universal Audio Apollo 8 black quad. Noblesse oblige 🙂