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New Beijing music sound studio now completed!

I blogged recently about the construction of a new studio in Beijing after an electrical fire destroyed the building my first studio here was in.
I didn’t think it would take so long to get it done properly as I hired the best I could find to do it. But the standards I aspire to for things just aren’t commonly understood in China, so not only have I had to supervise and hand hold at every step of the way, I had to get the contractors to redo the entrance door to the studio to get the soundproofing required (the nice door in the construction photos in the blog link above had to go…).
Now I am quite pleased with the result, and although I am still working out a few minor details and wiring up some of the non essential analog outboard gear, the studio is finally ready and I’ve been doing a lot of work in it to catch up, and get used to it, including recording with Miss Melody, and Elika Mahony who blogged about the experience in the new studio.

Here’s a photo of the control room:

New Beijing sound music Studio control room

Here’s the recording booth. It’s professionally built to completely isolated from outside sound, and is large enough to fit a full live band:

New Beijing sound music studio recording booth

recording booth with new Neumann mic

Since the studio is in a renovated traditional Chinese courtyard building, I was determined to keep the feeling that was originally there, which was quite a challenge acoustically as there is a lot of glass including a glass roof! But whatever wasn’t perfected in design, I was able to compensate for with sophisticated software that corrects anomalies and imperfections in the room for my monitors.
This has allowed me to create what I feel is one of the most unique studios in China if not the world!
I felt my previous studio in Beijing was quite impressive, but everyone who has visited both say this new one is a vast improvement, so I am very pleased. Take a look:

new Beijing courtyard sound studio entrance

new Beijing courtyard sound studio entrance


new Beijing sound studio entance

new Beijing sound studio before construction

studio building courtyard before construction

new Beijing sound studio rear

new studio rear after construction

new Beijing sound studio recording boothjarome in the new studio mixing room

 

I’m not one to boast about equipment I use, but I will at least say that all the equipment has been imported into China for the best possible quality, no fakes or imitations! Just the real thing, Apple, Neve, JoeMeek, Neumann, AKG, Sennheiser, RME, Mackie, Alesis, Tannoy with Mogami cabling and Neutrik connectors all the way! This is driven by Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic with Waves, Audio Ease, Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, East West software to name a few.
Many of these are recent additions to my existing range of classic analog and cutting edge digital equipment, making this new studio in Beijing the most powerful, highest quality studio I’ve had in my 20 years as a music producer and audio engineer.

I’ve put a huge amount of time, trouble and great expense to make this one of the best, top quality music and sound design studios in Beijing.
It wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of many wonderful friends and clients in China, you know who you are, Thank you so much!

I am getting very booked in advance, so please contact me now if you want to work on a project.
I’ll be posting a blog about an open house this month very soon.

I hope you get to visit the studio in the near future! Please contact me for more info.

 

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9 Responses to “New Beijing music sound studio now completed!”

  1. Elika Says:

    Congratulations Jarome! It is truly a miracle how this studio has all come together! Very proud of you and your family for enduring what you have and yet continuing to create this beautiful and inspiring studio! So blessed to be able to live so close and record in your studio!

  2. Halanna Says:

    Jarome, Praise the Lord for the Miracles He has done for you during some very
    difficult times…..May you inspire and promote music that will touch many hearts
    and create peace in the world!

  3. meg Says:

    Wonderful Jarome! It’s so great that you were able to blend in with the traditional Chinese building! It looks beautiful! Give my love to Felisha. Meg

  4. Louise Graham Says:

    Congrats Jarome – it looks fantastic. Probably will become an example to be copied in China for sure if not elsewhere. Good for you. Very happy for you and your family. All the best.

  5. Katharine Key Says:

    Oh Jarome! I wish I lived near you! What a beautiful studio. I am so happy for you to have created such a lovely and cutting edge recording environment. I wish you material and spiritual success through this endeavor.

  6. Jarome Says:

    Thank you! yes, Elika, Halanna, indeed many miracles happened to make this place come together, that is the story that isn’t told here, and is quite something…
    I love that it is a totally different environment to most dungeon like studios, I hope it gets the attention it deserves to show that yes, you can take a chance, break the rules and still make things work!

    Hope you get to come visit and even work here someday Katharine!
    Would love to work with you, anything is possible! I especially believe it after what I’ve managed to do here, the near impossible in China…

  7. Laura Says:

    Such a gorgeous, light-filled studio! I am so very happy for you and am sure the studio’s energy will reflect all the love, fortitude, and dedication you’ve put into it. What a powerful example of “crisis and victory”! Thrilled and cheering you on!

  8. Joe Says:

    Congratulations Jarome on your new studio, it’s beautiful! Good show!

  9. Emma Says:

    That’s really cool ! so professional,I also want do something on my own