New 5.1 Facility Opens In Portland

 ,Thursday, December 09, 1999  
New 5.1 Facility Opens In Portland
Downstream Sound, the new digital sound facility that was designed by the Russ Berger Design Group, has opened in Portland, Oregon.

DownStream Sound features three studios, each with live rooms, and a music composition suite. “It is without question structurally and technically Portland’s finest recording facility” says Lance Limbocker, Sound Designer . “The quality and integrity of these studios will allow us to compete with the best studios in the country.”

Renowned acoustical engineer and designer Russ Berger, who initially designed the studios 10 years ago, has completely redesigned the space architecturally. “The studios have ‘good bones’, an excellent HVAC system and quality infrastructure,” says Russ Berger of Berger Design Group. “It is Downstream’s objective to offer no compromise 5.1 Dolby Digital surround capable mix rooms to their clients.”

Studio monitoring throughout the facility is by Quested. Because the rooms were originally designed with surround sound in mind, they easily accommodated Berger’s proposed modifications. To accommodate improved low frequency performance from the new 5.1 monitor system in the control rooms, a soffit was added and the trapping at the rear of the rooms was reworked.

Each studio features a different monitoring system: in Studio A, there is a Quested 412d active system, in Studio B, there is a Q210c active three-way LCR system with VS1115 subs and H108 surrounds, and in Studio C, a Q210c active three-way system has been installed. Quested nearfield monitors can be found throughout.

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