The increasingly prominent studio management group has taken its first steps into the French market by joining forces with producer/mixers Philippe Weiss and Jean-Francois Delort to run their Paris-based SSL mix room, The Red Room.
Described by Miloco as one of the French capital’s “great mix rooms”, the studio is structured around an SSL 4056 G+ console, featuring 24 E-Series and 32 G-Series EQs. The DAW set-up features Avid Pro Tools HD3 PCIe system with Apogee interfaces, while monitors include a custom TAD system driven by a Cranesong Avocet along with units from Barefoot, Proac System, and Yamaha. Mastering tools include convertors from Pacific Microsonic as well as a Studer 1/2 inch, while the roll-call of high-end outboard brands includes Chandler, Focusrite, Neve, Teletronix and Urei.
An extensive microphone inventory includes fixtures from Neumann, Telefunken, Sennheiser and Shure and . A live room – featuring a Rhodes Mk1 Stage Piano – is also available. The full spec can be found here: http://miloco.co.uk/studios/redroom_equipment.php.
The striking interior design (pictured above) incorporates – logically enough – a red decor, atmospheric lighting and the studio creators’ extensive collection of vinyl.
Invited to reflect on Miloco’s growing reach, operations manager Nick Young tells PSN-e that the company intends “to develop a presence in all of the major recording centres in Europe” whilst emphasising its “very careful approach to [the selection of studios] we represent, and where. We are a very small and efficient team running many rooms so it is important for us to take on places we feel have a unique selling point.”
Miloco had spoken with several studio owners in Paris prior to Philippe Weiss getting in touch. “He is a leading producer and mix engineer, and we felt he came with a really fresh approach. He is very realistic [about] what we may be able to achieve together – it is this kind of attitude that drew us to working with him.”
A year of research and preparation later, Miloco, Weiss and Delort have gone public with their collaboration – and, so far, the response is encouraging. “Paris is a great city with a fantastic heritage and vibe, already from our early experience it seems [that] it attracts international artists. I think the American labels we have already dealt with felt very confident putting a booking into The Red Room through Miloco. Time will tell.”