Grammy Award nominee Hal Winer recently opened BiCoastal Music, anew 1,700 square foot facility featuring an SSL C200 Digital Productionconsole.
Pictured: BiCoastal Music owner Hal Winer at his new C200 digitalconsole Photo: Dave King
Winer brought in Dallas, Texas-based Russ Berger Design Group todesign the comfortable space, located in a converted house on severalacres in Ossining, New York. In addition to the 96 analog, 128digital-input C200, the studio’s wedge-shaped control room alsofeatures Pro Tools HD. The live room, affectionately named “TheLiving Room,” measures 25x30 feet and has a 22-foot cathedralceiling. The studio also offers three iso rooms adjacent to the liveroom and a floor to ceiling 8 x 8-foot glass window between the studioand the control room.
“There are a great number of fine engineers living in thisarea that commute to the city every day to work,” Winer explains.“We built a facility that allows these engineers to work nearhome and still produce world-class results.”
“This is a really great example of a significant trend wherepeople are building more high-quality studios in rural settings,”adds Russ Berger, president of RBDG. “If I was going to buildanother studio for myself, this would be it.”