Sound Kitchen Acquires Hit Factory’s SSL 9K, Celebrates with Audio Masters Pre-Party

The Sound Kitchen, a multi-room facility based in Franklin, Tenn., recently installed an SSL XL 9000K in Studio D obtained from Professional Audio Design’s (PAD) liquidation of The Hit Factory in New York City.
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Sound Kitchen's Studio D

The Sound Kitchen, a multi-room facility based in Franklin, Tenn., recently installed an SSL XL 9000K in Studio D, obtained from Professional Audio Design’s (PAD) liquidation of The Hit Factory in New York City. PAD also furnished Studio D with Augspurger 2 x 15-inch with Horn Custom speakers finished in Austin Martin Sky Grey Metallic with Crown MA5000 and Bryston Amps; the BSS OmniDrive FDS366 Digital Speaker Management system; Universal Audio 1176LN Blackface Reissue Compressor; TC Electronics D-Two Delay; two Lexicon PCM 42 Digital Delays; and a Gefen Extender system for the ProTools monitor and keyboard.

“We looked at the console when it was still at The Hit Factory and within a week the deal was done,” says Sharon Corbitt, Sound Kitchen’s studio manager. “We immediately started making preparations for the room and construction. PAD turned this around very quickly. They cleaned it up, certified it and installed it. We had studio construction experts that are trained in studio design working around the clock seven days a week to get the room ready.”

Working with clients such as Gretchen Wilson, Faith Hill, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Keith Urban and Kid Rock, the Sound Kitchen wanted another SSL console so clients would be able to track on the studio’s SSL 4064G+ and mix on the 9K.

Coinciding with Studio D’s grand opening, Sound Kitchen is also hosting the 8th Annual Audio Masters pre-party, a huge gala that kicks off the Audio Masters Golf Tournament, to benefit the Nashville Engineer Relief Fund, which was launched eight years ago by the Nashville Chapter of the AES. The event takes place tonight at the Sound Kitchen, 112 Seaboard Lane, Franklin, Tenn., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Visit www.soundkitchen.com for more information.