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Op'us residential facility to open in Normandy

Op’us Studio is nearing completion - just the swimming pool is unfinished - in verdant surroundings near Honfleur in Normandy. The 1,200sqft studio is full of MI and backline, while the control room features a 70-channel Euphonix System 5.
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Op’us Studio is nearing completion – just the swimming pool is unfinished – in verdant surroundings near Honfleur in Normandy, writes Phil Ward. The area is rich in historical associations dating back to the time of William The Conqueror, and the site houses a peaceful cluster of buildings steeped in local charm.

The 1,200sqft studio is full of mouthwatering MI and backline, while the 214sqft control room features a 70-channel Euphonix System 5 console, Dynaudio Acoustics Air series monitoring in 5.1 and Pro Tools 8 HD 3, abetted by fulsome racks of the very best in outboard hardware from Avalon to UA.

Owner Pascal Bomy and his partner Gigi Raillot founded Retentive Sound Agency (RSA) in 2000 as a studio rental company, having taken over the original Op’us Studio in Vanves on the outskirts of Paris in 1997. They also run the Globe Trotter mobile (cf. PSNE, July 2007) although the plan now is to consolidate both recording enterprises into the residential operation. The Vanves facility closed a year ago, and the mobile is likely to bequeath its inventory to both Op’us and the continuing RSA rental stock.

“The rate reflects the fact that there is no full-time engineer based here,” says recording assistant Jonathan Marcoz, “but most artists today are independently produced and engineered. It means we can offer exceptional value for money.”

Tel: +33 2 32 20 19 50

www.retentive-sound-agency.com

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