Facility Boasts Largest Duality Console in the U.S.
HENDERSON, NV â€“ Odds On Records & Studios is pleased to announce the grand opening of its $2 million multi-faceted recording facility in Henderson, NV; just a few miles from the famous Las Vegas strip. Offering a parallel world where vintage gear and state-of-the-art recording equipment co-exist, Odds On Records & Studios makes history as the home of the biggest duality console in North America, a 96-input SSL Duality.
Bobby Ferrari, head of audio production as well as the development and installation of the new facility, is excited about what Odds On will have to offer its clientele. “Here at Odds On, we’re all about putting customer service back into the record making process,â€? says Ferrari. â€œWe have great lounges and private areas, lots of vintage outboard gear and classic microphones combined with state-of-the-art large format analog consoles and the latest in Pro Tools technology. We also have numerous acoustic environments and a highly skilled staff. In the end, you have artists who are artistically satisfied with superior product. What more could you ask for in a recording facility!”
In addition to the newly built main tracking room where the Duality is situated, the new 12,000-square-foot building comprises a new mixing studio that furnishes an 80-input SSL 9000 K console, as well as a writing, editing and production suite that features an SSL Matrix. Each of the rooms, built by acoustician Carl Yanchar of Yanchar Design & Consulting Group, also has its own client lounge.
The studio is outfitted with an array of high-tech equipment including Allen Sidesâ€™ Ocean Way monitors, 40 x 80 Protools inputs and outputs in each room, as well as outboard gear and universal audio A/D converters. Paying homage to the classic days of the record industry, Odds On Records & Studios is equipped with a collection of restored vintage tube microphones (restoration by David Bock of Bock Audio), including models from AKG, Gefell and Neumann. It also houses original LA-2A compressors, Focusrite/Neve era outboard gear, classic API audio products, Blackface UREI compressors and several vintage delays and reverbs.
Anyone recording at the facility receives first-hand guidance from two of the worldâ€™s leading industry experts, three-time Grammy award-winning James â€œBonzaiâ€? Caruso, who is chief audio engineer and in-house producer, and multi-platinum Engineer Sean Oâ€™Dwyer. Caruso is best known for his work with Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliot. Oâ€™Dwyer has engineered everyone from Pink Floyd and Randy Newman to Blink 182 and Scott Grimes.
â€œBesides having great gear and great rooms, you have to have great quality people who can offer the best in customer service,â€? explains Ferrari. â€œAt Odds On Records & Studios, you donâ€™t get some level-one Pro Tools guy to try and make your record. You get someone who has not only made albums, but someone who has done so with much success, whether it be platinum or Grammy winning. You end up walking out of here with an even better product than you were expecting.â€?
Odds On Records & Studios took nine months to build. It is currently in the final phase of construction for its mastering suite, which is expected to open by summer 2009.
Already gaining momentum in the Las Vegas area, Odds On Records & Studios has hosted several A-list artists including Alicia Keys, Akon, T.I., Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell and Huey Lewis as well as Motown Legend Mary Wilson, the Band, Ultravoilet Sound, and up and coming Australian group, Blue King Brown.
About Odds On Records & Studios
Located an armâ€™s length from the Las Vegas strip, Odds On Records & Studios is a $2 million multi-faceted recording facility that combines vintage flair with state-of-the-art technology. The recording studio houses the largest duality console in North America, a 96-input SSL Duality, as well as such classic industry gear as restored AKG, Gefell and Neumann tube microphones. Providing exceptional customer service, Odds On Records & Studios offers the expertise of such leading recording industry professionals as three-time Grammy award-winning James â€œBonzaiâ€? Caruso and multi-platinum Engineer Sean Oâ€™Dwyer. Odds On Records & Studios delivers an array of recording services under one umbrella, including its own record label. Among the artists who have signed with the Odds On Records & Studios label include the iconic group Air Supply, the up-and-coming band, Ultraviolet Sound, and such new adult contemporary artists as Adam Lopez and Greg Modoro. For more information about the Odds On Records & Studios label, visit www.oddsonrecords.com; for more details regarding the studio, log on to www.oddsonrecording.com.
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