From its highly successful grand opening party to Epic Records recording artist Smoke Bulga booking time for a new project, Pete Peloquin and Todd Harris, the owners of Boston Skyline Studios™, are very enthusiastic about their new facility designed by Professional Audio Design (PAD). Studio A features a Solid State Logic 4064 G Plus console, and raises the benchmark for studio service in New England.
“We had a dream to build a world-class studio in the Boston area and the folks at Professional Audio Design helped us put it all together,” says Peloquin. “We knew we needed an SSL board and top-shelf recording, editing and outboard rack equipment, but wanting and actualizing are two different things and that is where PAD came in. They literally took our dream and helped to create a high-end professional environment to serve the entire music industry. We couldn’t be happier with the results.”
The top priority for the studio was creating a comfortable space to work projects ranging from solo piano to a full-blown band. While PAD handled the system integration, design and wiring installation, Munro Acoustics was recommended by PAD to develop the control room layout and acoustics treatments.
“Choosing Munro Acoustics was a brilliant stroke by PAD,” said Harris. “Munro fulfilled our primary objective of creating the best room in New England. The studio room has wonderful acoustics that enhance the performance value of our clients and is set to handle nearly any size job. The control room is highly accurate in its sound reproduction, allowing engineers to capture and shape the sound they want without coloration.”
Studio A consists of a large recording room with two isolation booths attached (a third is under construction) and the control room. This room features the SSL 4064 G+ console, Dynaudio M4+ monitors, a Studer two-inch analog tape machine, Neve pre-amplification and equalization equipment and a Pro Tools HD recording/editing system. Studio A was completely rebuilt for this upgrade.
“I had experience working with PAD while teaching audio and media, and was impressed with their capabilities, so choosing PAD to design and equip Boston Skyline Studios was a ‘no brainer’,” explains Peloquin. “Besides suggesting pieces of gear to round-out our vision, they are expert technicians with SSL equipment. We feel SSL provides the industry’s finest consoles and we demanded SSL-quality for our new studio.”
“PAD delivers high-quality professional service from the start and throughout the entire design, construction and start-up process. But perhaps most importantly, PAD continues to service and support Boston Skyline Studios as it begins its commercial operation. The live room is great, the control room is great, but the job isn’t finished with PAD. They continue to back-up all of the systems with the professional support and expertise required by a world-class, commercial recording studio,” concluded Peloquin.
“People and groups are coming to look over the facility and are awestruck by what we've created,” states Harris. “Our hats are off to PAD for their great work.”