If you haven’t already checked out this month’s Mix Magazine, do it now! Megatrax‘s recently remodeled, state-of-the-art studios are featured in a terrific article by Tom Kenny. Here’s an excerpt with a few pics of the studio and a link to the full article. Enjoy!
Megatrax Production Music knows how to get great sounds, tracks that will pop out of the radio, the small screen or the big screen. And after more than 20 years, the company certainly knows about workflow. They have to. At any one time, the amount of music running through the facility, either in production or post-production, can seem mind-blowing.
As one of the world’s leading independent production music sources for film, broadcast, advertising and multimedia, Megatrax had a choice to make a few years back: The owners could either re-invest in their three-room facility (the former King Sound in North Hollywood, which they purchased in the mid-1990s) and update the infrastructure to take advantage of new technologies, or they could continue apace. They decided on the former, and after undergoing an exhaustive technical makeover last year, the studios are now available for rental by outside clients.
“In doing the renovations, one thing we didn’t want to change was the studios themselves,” says Derek Jones, chief engineer. “Changing the physical appearance of the rooms can have drastic consequences acoustically. The studios have been designed and tuned over the past 27 years to sound perfect, and any changes to the physical space could ruin that sound. So while we did renovations and upgrades to the studio, it was all behind the scenes.”