One Flight Up Recording Studios is the brainchild of Nick Irving and when you enter the studio you can’t help feel that he has put a lot of time and love into this space – It’s impressive. The space is well decked out and instantly feels comfortable – a place you want to knuckle down and get some serious work done. The first room you enter is the kitchen/chill out room with a couch and coffee machine, fridge and sink. This room breaks off into 2 more rooms. The first is a smaller studio space and the other is the main control room. The smaller studio is a writing, pre production suite and is well equipped with some Neve 1073 preamps and a nice, easy access Vocal booth. Perfect for getting a track into shape and laying down some quality vocals.
Speaker manufacturers are always going on about how flat their studio monitors are, as if it’s the one key speaker specification that is going to swing the votes in their direction. What they are talking about is the frequency response. Meaning there is minimal shift in DB along the frequency spectrum from very low to high frequencies.
About 6 months ago we installed a set of Genelec SAM studio monitors system into Local Electronic Music Producer Shawn Naderi’s Sydney studio though local Genelec SAM retailer Sounds Easy. You can read the original BLOG HERE. The system comprised of a pair of Genelec 8351 3 way SAM monitors and a 7271 SAM dual 12″ sub all calibrated to his room using the Genelec proprietary GLM room calibration system. After using the system for a while now we thought we would catch up and see how things are going.
Meet VNCCII (AKA. Sam Tauber) a young upcoming Sydney based Electronic Music artist who is starting to make some noise. Sam talks to us about starting out in the industry and tells us how her Genelec 8240 SAM speakers has given her the freedom to mix at home to a high level.
Blanca is a new venture by Finnish chef / restaurateur Tomi Bjorck and Wollongong ex pat chef Samuel Cole. Working in many of the top Michelin stared restaurants around the world both these guys know their stuff so I was keen to book a table and sample some of their exciting sounding Japanese inspired dishes. I gathered up some foodie friends who I had previously worked with in kitchens around Sydney and made the journey back a week later.