From left to right: Scheuneman, Swope, Scheiner and studio manager O’Brien.
Manhattan Center Productions (MCP) recently finished a 5.1 Surround Sound mixing session with Grammy Award-winning recording engineer Elliot Scheiner. For three days last week, Scheiner worked on 17 live concert tracks for the re-release of Roy Orbison’s Black & White Night album. The tracks were recalled and mixed on Studio 7’s Neve VR96 console.
This session marked the first major session in Studio 7 since MCP’s chief engineer Joel Scheuneman customized the surround monitoring controller for the studio’s Neve VR96 console. MCP’s Studio 7 is one of the few studios in the metro New York area with a Neve VR96 console.
“The console and the controller worked beautifully for Elliot,” commented Scheuneman. “It was very satisfying to have someone of such high profile able to work on a surround mix in Studio 7 while using the console and controller with such ease.”
Engineers that work in MCP’s Studio 7 bypass the standard monitoring system to use the custom monitoring controller. Scheuneman designed the unit using all Neve-manufactured parts. Scheiner experienced the seamless integration of the Neve console with custom surround monitoring controls first-hand.
“All of our recalls and mixes went smoothly on this console,” said Scheiner. “The switching unit works very well. The custom system is probably better than any other room I have worked in.”
“I was honored and thrilled that Elliott decided to bring this project here to Manhattan Center. He is one of the most highly respected audio engineers in the business,” stated studio manager OBie O’Brien. “I was eager to find out what he thought of our unique 5.1 surround mix set up. Getting his stamp of approval means a lot to us.”
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