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Music Production

Invite Only Studios Opens 5.1 Rooms

Overlooking midtown Manhattan, three-room Invite Only Studios offers both familiar and unique recording gear

New York, NY (January 30, 2020)—Angelo “Doc” Velasquez, producer and founder of Invite Only Studios, has unveiled new facilities in New York City. The new facility was designed by 2020 TEC Award-nominee Malvicino Design Group.

Studio A houses a 48-channel SSL Duality console, while Studio B has as its centerpiece a custom Slate Raven Z3C MTX console, reportedly the only one of its kind in the world. Both studios feature Ocean Way Audio 5.1 surround monitoring with three HR3.5 speakers in front and two HR4 speakers in the rear channels. A variety of traditional and boutique outboard gear from Manley, Avalon, Pultec, Universal Audio and others is on hand. Germany’s Sommer Cable was used throughout the studio and in the OWA monitoring system.

Ocean Way Audio Unveils HR5 Studio Monitor

Designer Horacio Malvicino says, “Doc made it clear from the beginning that they like high SPLs and a smooth low frequency response. Ocean Way’s HR 3.5 monitors are extremely powerful, and the addition of the subwoofers gave the added desirable low-end punch. The biggest challenge in the acoustic design was to achieve total isolation between the two adjacent studios and also from the other tenants in the building.”

Velasquez noted, “We have a very demanding clientele working on all genres of music from classical to hip-hop. Horacio’s design and his integration of these monitors into our studios is a very dynamic combination. Every producer, engineer and musician who has come through has remarked on the quality, the clarity, and the sheer power of these speakers.”

Studio B features the Raven console’s batch automation technology. Studio C functions as a writer’s room and boutique project studio with iso booth. A few key pieces of outboard gear complement the SSL AWS 948 console.

The monitoring systems include Ocean Way Audio Ultravoice amplifiers and voicing modules. Sommer Cable is used both internally for the cabinets and also from the amps to the cabinets: respectively, Elephant Robust SPM440 cable and SC-Twincord cable.

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Malvicino Design Group •

Sommer Cable Germany •