photo: David Weiss
At New York City's Sound Lab (www.nycsoundlab.com), founder/CEO Sean Anderson (pictured) is betting that the growing community of DJs and electronic music aficionados is ready for a fresh paradigm that combines the experience of a fitness club membership with a modern recording studio's gear. For $65 a month, members get unlimited access to a wide range of toys, including Motif and Triton synths, Roger Linn MPC3000 and workstations loaded with Reason, Pro Tools and more. Members can work together in common areas (monitoring on headphones) and then fly their mixes into the fully equipped studio control room on massive Mackie SR-15/30 monitors. A variety of DJ/production classes will also be offered on site.