Englishtown, NJ (July 29, 2019)—Working closely with Horacio Malvicino, principal of the Malvicino Design Group, IT engineer and educator Michael Salvo has opened Studio to Stage Music Productions, a music instruction facility focusing on public performance and professional recording that is wired throughout with Sommer Cable.
Salvo worked closely on his concept for the facility, which is in rural New Jersey just 60 miles from Manhattan, with Malvicino, who states, “Michael’s idea was to create a different kind of school with very high-end music teachers. Michael found an ideal two-story structure and we took this place apart. We created six rooms for teaching music with large isolation booths. We also designed and built a complete recording studio. Each of the rooms is actually a room within a room with full acoustic treatment, panels and diffusers.”
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“Our students range in age from six years old all the way up to 72 right now,” says founder Michael Salvo. “We can work with a student that has never played an instrument, never sang a note before, and guide them through the entire educational experience. From there they begin performing in an acoustically ideal rehearsal room. Our courses include composition, and we record the students’ work in a professional studio, providing them tracking with overdubs and final masters ready for distribution.”
“Our lesson rooms are all constructed for minimal bleeding between the rooms. For the room within a room construction, we used Kinetics Noise Control isolation materials, which provide a high STC rating for the proper isolation of all the rooms. We chose Solid State Logic for our main mixing console and we have everything connected throughout the entire facility with Sommer Cable.”
Malvicino elaborates, “We are using Sommer Cable’s Mistral Multicore. It’s amazing that this cable can actually run analog audio and digital audio, so when I’m wiring a facility like this, I don’t have to worry about using separate analog or digital cable runs.
“We’re also using Sommer patchbays, which the company developed especially for me. It’s a TT patchbay that we use on every console wire. The actual construction of the frame and the engineering of the patchbay was done by Peter Rieck at Sommer’s headquarters in Germany.
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“We are also using Sommer’s Elephant cables for the speakers and tie lines between the audio control room and other rehearsal spaces. We’re using Sommer’s CAT.6 Ethernet cable for Dante networking for the control room, the studio, the rehearsal spaces and the practice rooms.”
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