Cherry Beach Sound, a Toronto-based, 30,000-square-foot audio recording and post facility, recently completed a $1 million renovation that included a 5.1 main monitor array. Mounted in permanent soffits — designed by Martin Pilchner of Pilchner-Schoustal Intl. — are four Genelec 1043B monitors, a 1034BC in the center-speaker position and a 7073A sub installed beneath the 56-input SSL 6000 board, all housed in the new flagship mixing room, Control Room A. Six-ton glass walls on both sides of the corridor separate the control room from the 900-square-foot studio and augment already installed heavy-duty architecture, as the building was formerly constructed as a bomb factory; its outer walls are 18 inches thick, providing a high degree of acoustical isolation.
The facility houses three video suites, 11 rehearsal rooms, a rental department for film and TV production equipment, a repair shop, two control rooms and a live studio. “The success of this facility is due to its versatility and its technology,” says studio owner/manager Carmen Guerrier.