Mr. A.R. Rahman

Chennai, IndiaA.M. StudioMusic Recording and MixingFilm Mixing The building process was started several years before Sound Wizard was approached to take full charge of the project. We restarted almost from scratch and with the active collaboration of Studio 440 from Los Angeles, managed to complete the project within 9 months. This recording studio is interesting because of the flexibility it offers for music recording and film mixing, thanks to variable acoustics. The control room has a large bay window offering full view of the big screen in the mix stage. The recording area, which doubles as a mix stage, can accommodate up to 30 musicians for large recordings. There are also two additional isolation booths with large glass sliding doors, offering easy viewing to and from the main recording area. Most acoustical treatment was done using specially imported RPG diffusers and clouds, and also high quality Maharam fabrics, giving the facility a very roomy feeling. "Heard some songs in the music room. Congrats! The studio feels good. Alhamdulilla! I know you guys are going to tweak to get it perfect. Just wanted to let you know what I felt."- AR Rahman

Layout: 35m2-380ft2 control room120m2-1300ft2mix stage / record space2 isolation booths2 machine roomsOne lobby
Control roomFrontSurroundsSubwoofersAmplifiersProcessing
7.1 monitoring3 x Dynaudio M4+4 x Dynaudio BM152 x Dynaudio 18"Chord SPAXTA DP226 & DP224
Equipment: Neve 88R mixing boardProtools HD3 systemPyramix systemMOTU 896 interface
Mix stageFrontSurroundsSubwoofersAmplifiersProcessing
7.1 monitoring3 x Tesseract MPTS-18 x JBL 83404 x Bag End Infrasub-18Bryston 9B & 4B SSTTMH Bass manAshly 424Gs & 224GS
Equipment: Euphonix System 5Euphonix R1 recorderPro Tools HD3Dolby Processor CP650DTS ProcessorStewart Filmscreen 21ftDPI Mercury HD projector
Features: TMH certification
Project management &Acoustical consulting:
Sound Wizard
Architecture & design:
Studio 440 - L.A.
Wiring & integration: Studio Care - Chennai
Contractor: New Dawn Carpentry
Completion: August 2005