Kazbar Systems has completed the installation of the Sylvia Young Theatre School in house recording and production facility.

From the beginning, Kazbar Systems worked closely with in house studio managers Simon Hanning and Ray Lamb regarding the equipment specification, acoustic design and cabling installation for the facility.

What is now the Control Room & Live Room started as one large space which we divided into two with a dividing wall with a Window (pictured below) and door. Also part of the facility is an adjacent booth which we have cabled through to the Control Room to be used for recording instruments, guitars etc. 

While we were discussing and deciding how to make the best use of the rooms available, it became clear that  a much larger room/theatre (which doubles up as a rehearsal and dance studio) could be cabled through to the control room too for recording much larger groups plus because of the ambience of the room, could also be great for recording guitars, drums etc. This larger room is now part of the studio too with multiple mic feeds plus headphone feeds and lines for re-amping too.

Because this larger dance/rehearsal room largely consists of bare walls and one side covered by a large mirror, we installed a substantial amount of acoustic treatment into the room to contain the sound reflections which are synonymous with this kind of environment. Now the sound is accurate and manageable for live use and recording.

When specking the equipment for the recording studio,  Kazbar Systems worked closely with Simon & Ray from SYTS to create a recording environment which integrated their existing Digidesign Control 24 Control Surface and Focal Twin 6 BE Active Monitor Speakers to a brand new Apple Mac based system installed with Pro Tools 10.

To access the pre’s from the Control 24, (plus an additional Audient ASP008 8 Channel Mic pre for additional pre’s and line inputs), the decided Audio Interface was the SSL Alphalink IO with MADI Xtreme 64 PCI-e Card. Now, with this setup, Sylvia Young Theatre School can record multiple mic feeds from the Live Room, adjacent room and Dance/Rehearsal Theatre at the same time making full use of the building and their recording setup.

Also included in the recording setup was a Universal Audio 710 Twin Finity Mic Pre Amp to add that extra bit of quality for a main vocal/ instrument, also from Universal Audio was a UAD 2 PCI-e for extra plugin quality and power.

Now the facility is finished, Simon & Ray are making full use of the studio not just for recording the teen phenomenon band Ever Young but for video editing too. Simon Hanning editing the video for the Christmas Number 1 cover by The Justice Collective “He Ain’t Heavy‘ in the studio!