Studio.Metronome’s SSL-equipped Control Room
Bennett Chandler recently unveiled his new Studio.Metronome (Brookline, N.H.), a full-service music production facility focused on mixing and tracking. To celebrate, the studio will host an open house on Sunday, September 12.
When Chandler decided to realize his goal of building a world-class studio, its location was a given. “My family has owned this beautiful property for many years,” he says of the studios’ hilltop location. “I built the house up here in 1995 and included a small Pro Tools studio for my own work. I found the secluded atmosphere extremely conducive to creativity, as did visiting artists. When I was ready to build a full-service studio, [I turned to] the Walters-Storyk Design Group’s John Storyk.”
The studio’s control room features a pristine SSL 4048 G+ console coupled with a large Pro Tools HD system a Studer A827 24-track with Dolby SR. Main monitors are Boxer T5s. The studio includes a Yamaha C7 grand piano and various vintage tube mics, preamps and outboard gear. The mastering/mix-down system is based on the Ampex ATR 102 and a 24-bit 96 kHz AIFF hard-disk recorder with Apogee PSX100 converters.
Studio.Metronome has a full-time maintenance staff and a superbly outfitted in-house tech support division, Metrotech, which is run by technical director Leo Monea and is also available to other studios and pro audio users in the region.
Take a look at Studio.Metronome at www.studiometronome.com.