||Allaire Studios - Shokan NY, USA
Date: October 24, 2004
Engineers: Arjen van der Schoot, Eric Schnorr.
Allaire Studios caters to some of the industry's top talent and offers an alternative to urban facilities. It's hard to imagine a recording environment more physically beautiful and more conducive to meditation and creativity than Allaire. The place is the epitome of the residential studio, in that it offers the best of all worlds technologically and acoustically: a huge Neve tracking/mixing room (the Neve Room) and an even bigger SSL studio (the Great Hall).
The studio amassed an awesome credit list: David Bowie, Norah Jones, Tim McGraw, Joan Baez, the Gipsy Kings, Tim and Neil Finn, Cassandra Wilson, Sir James Galway, Guster and Natalie Merchant, to name a few. Many of these artists have sung the praises of Allaire in interviews, and Bowie has gone as far as buying a large tract of land in the studio's vicinity, according to The New York Observer.
Artists flock to Allaire because of its secluded setting, its breathtaking views, its giant acoustic spaces, its state-of-the-art equipment and its staff. The two-room facility which was designed by John Storyk and George Augspurger offers a wide range of options. Taken from Paul Verna's Mix Magazine Article.
Sweep Recording Gear: EAW LA 325 speaker, KRK v8 (sunporch), DPA 4006 Microphones, Metric Halo Mobile IO, Digital Performer.