Audio professionals Jeff Glixman, Carl Cadden-James and Lily Salinas opened StarCity Recording (Bethlehem, Pa., www.starcityrecording.com), an 18,000-square-foot location once occupied by Angel Mountain Productions.
Jeff Glixman flanked by Carl Cadden-James (L) and Lily Salinas
All control rooms contain soffitted monitors and automatic drop-down microperf screens with projectors to handle lock-to-picture. The main mix/tracking room is outfitted with an SSL XL 9000 K Series; a scoring stage can hold a 40-piece orchestra; and the post room is attached to a 33×17-foot Foley studio, which can also be used as additional tracking space. Purpose-built for 5.1 productions, StarCity's 30×40-foot THX-specified mix theater offers a 96-input Harrison digital film console and 6.1 Dolby Digital EX monitoring.
StarCity has retained original designer Martin Pilchner (of Pilchner Schoustal International) to redevelop the facility, including adding lounges, a private entrance and a new mastering/editing suite.