23dB Productions has launched a new studio in Ft. Lee, New Jersey, built on a foundation of sound solutions from Focusrite.
The new studio has the following Focusrite interfaces: the ISA Two microphone preamp; multiple Clarett 8Pre Thunderbolt audio interfaces; the Scarlett OctoPre eight-channel mic preamp; and a portable Scarlett 2i2 interface.
23dB Productions was born in 2014 and its portfolio has grown to be large and diverse. It includes The Art of Music Tech, a video web series interviewing legendary audio engineers, producers, and musicians such as Leslie Ann Jones, Jeff Bova, and Matt Knobel.
The production company has also mixed live and in the studio for acts such as Swiss Chris, Ron Carter, Jose Feliciano, Meshell Ndegeocello and Christian McBride. In addition, they produce the Low Down podcast and show on Sirius XM Radio’s Real Jazz channel. Their mobile recording services have been deployed at Live Nation NYC venues Music Hall of Williamsburg and Bowery Ballroom, and they’re involved with archiving for the Jazz Museum’s oral-history initiative Harlem Speaks. This is an interview series with previous guests including bassist Reggie Workman, historian and scholar Dan Morgenstern, writer Stanley Crouch, and NBA Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
“The Clarett interfaces are fantastic, both as mic pres and as converters,” said Orynbekov, who has recorded, mixed and mastered tracks for MTV’s Real World Explosion, PBS Roadtrip Nation, and Best In Ink on Oxygen. “It lets us operate at 24/96 when we choose to, and we’re able to run two or three sets of monitors through it. It’s our main interface with the Logic software we use for recording and editing.”
“We’ve been using Focusrite gear now for a little over three years, and it’s changed how we work,” said Davis. “We have access to the same great mic pres and converters in the studio and on location, which means we have consistently great-sounding results on every project. Compared to what we had been using before, everything is so much easier with Focusrite, because the sound is always right there, you don’t have to work to get it, so we’re more productive. Focusrite has been as good for our business as it has been for our sound.”
To sum up, we recently interviewed Focusrite’s CEO Tim Carroll on the company’s acquisition of studio monitor company ADAM Audio. Read more here.