Recording

A Golden Sunrise

Houston-based Sunrise Sound has added The Gold Room to an already extensive suite, which includes the SL Grey Room, Control|24 Green Room, sound effects 11/01/2006 7:00 AM Eastern

Houston-based Sunrise Sound has added The Gold Room to an already extensive suite, which includes the SL Grey Room, Control|24 Green Room, sound effects creation in the Purple Room and the Mediatech Institute, a school for recording engineers. The Gold Room, designed by chief engineer Skip Burrows, is centered around a 32-fader Digidesign ICON D-Control console, racks full of outboard gear, and Genelec 1031 surround monitoring, as well as Yamaha NS-10s and Auratones.

“I spoke with every manufacturer in the world regarding diffusion and isolation,” said Burrows, “and came up with a unique blend of products from RPG, Auralex, Pac International and Acoustic Systems that provides a room that is both acoustically accurate and comfortable to work in.” The Gold Room features two isolation booths for recording. The stone room has a warm, natural reverb, perfect for acoustic and electric guitars. Motorized curtains are used to dampen the reverb time and vary the acoustics. The second booth was designed to be acoustically neutral.