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Mr Firechild lands Sweden’s first Neve 8424 console

Sweden’s first Neve 8424 console has been commissioned in a private studio belonging to artist and producer Pontus Hagberg – man behind the Mr Firechild synthesiser video review channel on YouTube.

‘I have been using a classic in-the-box studio with some hardware synthesizers for 25 years, but it was only recently that I discovered how much of an edge real analogue outboard units have over plug-ins,’ he explains. ‘It is similar to comparing virtual instruments with real analogue synthesisers – the difference is very apparent.’

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LA’s historic Evergreen Stages enters new era

The latest chapter in the 40-year history of LA’s Evergreen Stages and Enterprise Studios recording facilities is their acquisition by a group including producer Harvey Mason Jr. Following extensive ‘renewal’, both have newly installed Solid State Logic Duality Fuse 72-channel SuperAnalogue mixing consoles able to handle a wide range of recording, film and TV projects.

Evergreen Stages building started life as a movie theatre in the late 1940s before being repurposed as a multi-room music recording complex in 1979. The studios, will also serve as the new home of Harvey Mason Media, which offers a wide range of services for record, film and television projects.

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Music & Arts explores Airbnb recording studio model

With almost precognitive agility, Mike Willson has spent the past few years developing a business model that enables freelance producers/engineers autonomous access to his Music & Arts Production Studio in California whenever they like – effectively using the studio as their own space in a similar manner to the Airbnb model.

Music & Arts Production Studio (MAPS) is located on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, where it offers two studio spaces with a spacious lounge ‘that has accidentally become a very useful chamber’. Almost all of the equipment is from Wilson’s personal collection of the past ten years – ‘I try my best to fill the space with pieces of gear you wouldn’t find in every studio,’ he says.

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Alcons joins the service at Tromsø’s Ishavskatedralen

The distinctive profile of the Tromsdalen Church (Ishavskatedralen, or Arctic Cathedral) is one of the most striking landmarks for the Norwegian city of Tromsø. But despite its iconic status – equally as a place of worship, tourist attraction and symbol of the city –it has suffered from poor sound for services and the many recitals and concerts it hosts for many years.

All that has now changed, with to the installation of an Alcons Audio LR7 pro-ribbon sound reinforcement system.

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DiGiCo takes Quantum leap into Kremlin Palace theatre

Marking its 60th anniversary in 2022, the State Kremlin Palace is one of the most prestigious theatre and concert venues in the world. Accommodating almost 6,000, the its Big Hall has recently been equipped with latest generation DiGiCo mixing consoles.

Located inside the Moscow Kremlin, the palace is the geographic and historic centre of Moscow for both social and political gatherings, as well as home to the Kremlin Ballet Theatre. ‘The calibre of productions in the venue meant the reliability of the system was the number one requirement from the State Commission for the Development of the Russian Federation management team,’ says Alexandr Soloukhin, Head Projects at Aris, DiGiCo’s distributor for the Russian market.

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