Pete Peloquin and Todd Harris, the owners of Boston Skyline Studios,hired Professional Audio Design (PAD) to design their new facility.
Pictured, from left, in Studio A are Todd Harris, Pete Peloquin DaveMalekpour, owner of Professional Audio Design
“We had a dream to build a world-class studio in the Bostonarea and the folks at Professional Audio Design helped us put it alltogether,” said Peloquin. “We knew we needed an SSL boardand top-shelf recording, editing and outboard rack equipment, butwanting and actualizing are two different things, and that is where PADcame in. They literally took our dream and helped to create a high-endprofessional environment to serve the entire music industry. Wecouldn’t be happier with the results.”
The owners' top priority was to create a comfortable space to workon projects that range from solo piano to a full-blown band. While PADhandled the system integration, design and wiring installation, MunroAcoustics was recommended by PAD to develop the control room layout andacoustics treatments.
“Choosing Munro Acoustics was a brilliant stroke byPAD,” said Harris. “Munro fulfilled our primary objectiveof creating the best room in New England. The studio room has wonderfulacoustics that enhance the performance value of our clients and is setto handle nearly any size job. The control room is highly accurate inits sound reproduction, allowing engineers to capture and shape thesound they want without coloration.”
Studio A consists of a large recording room with two isolationbooths attached (a third is under construction) and the control room.This room features a SSL 4064 G+ console, Dynaudio M4+ monitors, aStuder 2-inch analog tape machine, Neve preamps and equalizationequipment, and a Pro Tools|HD recording/editing system. Studio A wascompletely rebuilt for this upgrade.
“I had experience working with PAD while teaching audio andmedia, and was impressed with their capabilities, so choosing PAD todesign and equip Boston Skyline Studios was a ‘no brainer,'"explained Peloquin. “PAD delivers high-quality professionalservice from the start and throughout the entire design, constructionand start-up process. But perhaps most importantly, PAD continues toservice and support Boston Skyline Studios as it begins its commercialoperation. The live room is great, the control room is great, but thejob isn’t finished with PAD. They continue to back up all of thesystems with the professional support and expertise required by aworld-class, commercial recording studio."
“People and groups are coming to look over the facility andare awestruck by what we've created,” said Harris. “Ourhats are off to PAD for their great work.”