Baton Rouge, LA (November 20, 2014)—An in-house recording studio created by Walters-Storyk Design Group for the new PreSonus technology headquarters in Baton Rouge, is proving to be a valuable asset to the firm’s R&D team.
The 2,500-square-foot recording studio features a 313-square-foot control room, 500-square-foot live room, two iso rooms (127-square-feet and 60-square-feet), a 127-square-foot video production suit and five 100-plus-square-foot test labs, and an additional 1,500-square-foot live performance area. Fully isolated from the surrounding marketing, sales, business/meeting rooms, company café and support areas within the recently completed PreSonus Technology Headquarters building, the studio serves as the hub for R&D activity and also as a special perk for PreSonus employees.
WSDG project manager Joshua Morris reports that in addition to serving its primary purpose as a real-world testing lab for PreSonus technology, the studio is available to PreSonus employees as a tool for honing their personal recording, performing and mixing projects, subject to availability.
“It is extremely rare to find a manufacturer prepared to invest in a full-blown in-house recording studio on this scale,” remarked WSDG co-principal/architect/acoustician John Storyk. Rather than depending upon the availability of professional studios, the PreSonus R&D team now has access to a studio of its own.
“We love everything about our new building, but our WSGD-designed recording studio and live room are special,” says PreSonus CEO Jim Mack. “We now have first-class audio production, R&D and testing facilities that sound great and are acoustically isolated, so everyone is happy. WSGD worked hard to make these rooms truly excellent, and we’re delighted.”
“Studio owners love the opportunity to field test new devices,” Storyk adds. “But there is a double-edged sword aspect to sending out gear that hasn’t been fully vetted in real-world conditions. This studio provides the PreSonus R&D team with a tremendous advantage over traditional ‘bench-testing.”
Walters-Storyk Design Group