MIDI programmer/mixer/Pro Tools engineer Jan Folkson (Tony Bennett,Natalie Cole, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Steely Dan and many others) hasopened Studio E, a Digidesign Pro Tools|HD-based editing/mixing suite,in Sound on Sound (Manhattan).
With a control room and iso booth, Studio E is set up for stereo andsurround mixing with monitors by Quested, Genelec and Yamaha. At itscore is a Pro Tools|HD4 48-in/24-out with numerous plug-ins and aControl 24 console co-designed by Digidesign and Focusrite that ishoused in an Argosy enclosure. Tracking can be done in the iso boothusing a collection of modern and vintage mics from Telefunken, Neumann,AKG, Schoeps, Beyer, Gefell, Royer, Audio-Technica, Shure and Sony.
“Studio E is the room that I’ve been looking for: astudio that sounds good and feels warm,” Folkson said. “Itmeets all of my needs for mixing, overdubbing and editing. And Sound onSound offers a strong infrastructure and wonderful support team fromthe general assistants on up to top management.”
The room was designed by Lawrence P. Swist Designs.