Studio owner Henry Gooderham has opened the doors to his 800-square-foot, purpose-built Noble Street Studios (Toronto), hoping to attract local and international music projects, as well as film and TV clients with its 5.1 surround system. Acoustic engineering was handled by Terry Medwedyk of Group One Acoustics, while Athos Zaghi (AZA and Theatre Consultants Collaborative, LLC) and Robert Kastelic (AKB Inc.) handled the facility design.
Studio A features a 1,200-square-foot live floor with 19-foot ceilings, floating on an 8-inch concrete pad and 430 specially engineered springs. There are direct sightlines from the iso booth to the control room and live floor. The 460-square-foot control room houses a vintage SSL 4056 E/G console with monitoring via PMC MB2-XBDs and AML-2 surrounds. Studio B provides a smaller control room, with an SSL 900 SE+ 24-channel analog console/DAW controller, and four floating rackbays filled with analog and digital goodies; rounding out the space is a 350-square-foot live lounge. The building is Cat-6A-wired and can accommodate up to six streaming cameras in Studio A, with editing on site in real time.