Pictured during NAB at the Vintage King/Vegas View Recording (VVR) debut are Ed Evans, VVR systems designer/chief technical engineer; Steve Strassberg, president, Strassberg Associates; Bobby Ferrari, VVR designer; Carl Yanchar, VVR designer; James Casas, IADT technology chair; Ron Herbes, IADT community relations manager; Jason Cropper, Vintage King; Jason Smith, president, IADT Vegas.
Las Vegas, NV (April 17, 2013)—International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) has unveiled a new recording and mixing studio within its campus that was equipped with assistance from Vintage King Audio.
Vegas View Recording, a new 2,500-sq.-ft. studio, was launched during the recent NAB Show. VK sales rep Jason Cropper worked closely with Robert “Bobby” Ferrari, designer and IADT Vegas studio manager, to help build out the studio, which includes a refurbished 96-channel SSL 9000J console.
“Vegas View is an ultra-modern, multipurpose creative center and the perfect showcase for Vintage King’s integration of legacy and state-of-the-art products,” remarked Cropper. “Of special note is the fine work that Bobby Ferrari and Ed Evans did onsite, re-commissioning the previously-owned SSL.” Ferrari served as designer of Vegas View, alongside Ed Evans, systems designer, and Carl Yancher, acoustics and architecture.
“I’ve worked with Jason Cropper and Vintage King for years,” commented Bobby Ferrari. “VK is the go-source when you need just about any gear. They’re fast, accurate, and always there when you need them.”
“It is very fortuitous that we were able to stage this event during NAB,” added Chris Bolitho, VK’s post-production director. “This is one of the year’s biggest gatherings of leaders in the video, audio, film and broadcast industries.”
The studio includes a vocal booth, a 1,200-sq.-ft. live recording room and industry current control room. The studio features a 48 I/O Pro Tools|HD system with a Waves Mercury Bundle, along with a complement of outboard gear ranging from Neve 1073 mic pres, Summit Audio pres, eqs, and compressors, Bricasti reverb, JCF LattÈ convertors, and Dynaudio M3 main monitors with Lab.gruppen amps.
The acoustical design of the new facility is a modern take on the classic designs created by designer Bill Putnam. IADT offers associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in a variety of design and technology disciplines.
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