2014 is proving to be a busy year for Miloco, with the recording services provider announcing the addition of three new studios to its list of international facilities, a new partnership with Pieces of 8 Music and the launch of a new website for Miloco Gear.
Miloco Gear sells new and used pro audio equipment and the company says that it is making use of its extensive network of audio professionals, collectors and studios to source rare and vintage kit. Miloco Gear also offers a brokerage service for the selling of equipment or whole studios and is also working in conjunction with Fineline Media Finance to offer financing solutions for purchases.
Lake Malvik, located in the village of Runemo in Northern Sweden, has become the first Swedish studio to be offered by Miloco. The studio has been built in a large, detached farm house and features a large range of guitars, effects, amplifiers and keyboards, a converted stone walled cellar for recording guitars, and a “secret” vocal booth inside a natural echo chamber.
Miloco has partnered with mix engineer Henry Sarmiento to launch Sonic Vista Studios in Ibiza – a writing and recording retreat located in a 400 year-old villa on the hills of the “white isle”. Featuring a private swimming pool and views of the Ibiza hills and Mediterranean Sea, it offers a wide range of services for recording, mixing and mastering.
West London-based writing studio, Hoxa (pictured), owned by Leading UK producer/songwriter, Jimmy Hogarth has also been added to the company’s growing list of facilities. The studio consists of a large day-lit, open control room and is based around a Neve 8058 MkII console and Pro Tools HDX, however tape can also be used on the studios’s Studer A800, which is synced up with CLASP.
Lastly, Miloco’s announcement of its partnership with Pieces of 8 Music will see the two companies offer boutique producer and engineer management services. Pieces of 8 Music was founded by James Morgan, who has many years of experience in A&R. The first four additions to the Pieces of 8 Music roster are Darren Lawson, Mark Allaway, Matt Lawrence and Mo Hausler.
Morgan explains: “With the support of the Miloco team, I’m confident that it will not only be a successful partnership but will also provide many opportunities for growth and development in the long-term.”
Miloco managing director Nick Young, adds: “As the Miloco family grows we are constantly looking to help further the careers of engineers and producers who come through our studios by offering them further avenues of work. With the experience James has gained at Universal he is perfectly positioned to help Pieces of 8 succeed.”