Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith at Indre Recording Studios during a live broadcast recording.
Michael Comstock, owner, producer and chief engineer of Indre Recording Studios was recently introduced to Aviom’s Personal Monitor Mixing System. “All musicians are different and want separate mixes for everyone in their band,” says Comstock. “The learning curve for using the Aviom gear is about five to 10 minutes, and the band is up and running. The first week we got the gear, I took it over to the Wachovia Center and used it to record the backstage performance of Stephen Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith. We have also used it with Tears for Fears, Heart, Los Lobos, Jill Scott, Yellowcard, The Darkness and so many others. Everyone has been thrilled.”
Before opening Indre Studios, Comstock spent time on the road as tour manager and sound engineer for the bands Veruca Salt and Paw. Eight years ago, Comstock settled in Philadelphia and found a space in which to open his facility.
“With my background in live sound, we do a good amount of radio and television broadcast recording, which is the mainstay of our business,” comments Comstock. “Our main tracking room is definitely the biggest space for this type of live sound event here in Philadelphia. We are able to accommodate about 200 people in addition to the stage area. The Aviom system is a great piece of equipment: it distributes audio to individual band members and performers on stage, giving each their own personal mix and eliminating latency issues with the house speakers.”
Located in an old root beer bottling plant, the studio boasts a 4,2000 square-foot main tracking room with a tall, vaulted. Upstairs, adjacent to the tracking room, is a 600 square-foot control room. The studio is equipped with Aviom’s Personal Monitor Mixing System, an AN-16/i, an AN-16/o, an SSL 4048, a ProTools | HD System, a RADAR 24 recorder and many pieces of vintage outboard gear.
For more information, please go to www.aviom.com and www.indrestudios.com.