Meeting Topic: Architecture and Acoustics of Recording Studios - The Science that Guides the Studio Design Process
Speaker Name: John Storyk, Walters-Storyk Design Group
Meeting Location: Columbia College, 33 E. Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60605
This meeting was jointly presented by AES Chicago, ASA Chicago, and Columbia College Audio Arts & Acoustics department. John Storyk is the Co-Founder and Principal of Walters-Storyk Design Group and designer of over 3000 media facilities. John's lecture examined technical guidelines for creating an acoustically optimal recording studio environment. The science that guides the recording studio design process was discussed, highlighting design examples from successful spaces.
The recording studio has changed dramatically in the past 10 years. Both business models and studio design/equipment configurations are markedly different, with new ideas emerging virtually every week. The shift from large "all at once" sessions to file-based "in the box" production has ushered in a new era of small, yet extremely powerful and highly flexible audio content creation environments. These 'next generation' rooms continue to depend on pristine acoustics, and the aesthetic and comfort factors remain high priorities. The success of these rooms depends on the architect/acoustician's ability to create or 'tune' the environment to maximize their acoustic potential.