Paisley Park’s Studio A
Monster Power, a division of Monster Cable (Brisbane, Calif.), had a hand in the renovation of Prince’s Paisley Park Studios’ Multimedia Production Center (Minneapolis, Minn.), which recently opened as a commercial facility.
At a recent open house, Paisley Park’s technical director, Dave Hampton, stated, “All studios as well as video edit rooms are using the Monster AVS 2000, the PRO7000 and the UPS 1000. Minnesota has some very unusual power grid fluctuations, so we use the AVS unit’s ability to clean and monitor AC power in our critical areas. This has actually helped us create a consistent operational environment for the studios.”
Monster’s Automatic Voltage Stabilizer protects connected equipment in the event of extended over voltage. It features a triple-shielded 8ft. PowerLine 400 cable for maximum transfer and provides consistent 120V output when AC fluctuates anywhere from 80-140V.
Hampton reports that Paisley Park will implement the same Monster units every time they design a solution, and they even have a mobile power rack that they use to create emergency “reliable” power, which helps them maintain proper electrical environment for vintage equipment
Regarding the studio’s reopening, Hampton says that Prince wanted a facility “where music and content can be developed free from the usual pressures and limitations. Paisley Park’s goal for its open house was for attendees to be given the opportunity to ‘see’ music and for the local creative community to come in and talk with several Grammy-winning engineers, and [for us] to extend our gratitude to some of the top names in technology.”