Built to maximize emotion

Neon Audio is a purpose-built mixing and mastering studio
Foremost, it is an extremely accurate listening room, chosen for its rectangular shape and generous proportions (24' x 16.5' x 12.5'). The shape and size are acoustically ideal, with minimal acoustic issues. Professional treatment by GIK Acoustics provides even further playback accuracy. The 19th-century wood floors are easy on the eyes, but also help the room sound great.
Neon Audio is a room with a view
It is located in a 19th-century mill building on the banks of the Merrimack River in Lawrence, MA. This section of the river is lined with many mill buildings, and so the view from the studio offers something to occupy the mind while taking a break …
















Gear
With a great sounding room (and a great view), the final consideration is the equipment. Neon Audio features uncompromising gear, some of the finest audio processing available. The majority of analog units are handmade by boutique designers. The high quality of the equipment and flexibility of a hybrid analog/digital configuration allows for transparent or colorful processing and everything in between, depending on what is called for.

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Console

  • Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpiece Mixer
Monitoring
  • Focal SM9 3-Way Monitors
  • Auratone 5C Super Sound Cubes
  • AKG K712 Headphones
Analog Equalizers
  • Chandler Curve Bender
  • Retro 2A3
  • Amtec PEQ-10 (stereo pair)
  • Hendyamps Michelangelo
  • Hand Crafted Labs Thermos Mid/Side EQ
Analog Compressors
  • Rockruepel Comp.One
  • POM PYE
  • Aurora Audio GTC-2
  • IJ Research "Neve" 2254/33609
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  • Gyraf Audio Gyratec XXI Magneto Dynamic Infundibulum


A/D and D/A Conversion

  • Merging Technologies Hapi with Premium D/A card
  • Merging Technologies Anubis
  • Dangerous Music Convert-8
Digital Processing
  • Mac Pro w/ 3.33 Ghz Six Core processor
  • Universal Audio OCTO card and plugins
  • Soundtoys 5 Plugin Bundle
  • Soundtheory Gullfoss
  • Many more plugins
Cabling
  • Custom length Mogami cables
  • Neutrik connections
  • Redco TGS-8
  • Redco R196 96 point patchbay
  • Mogami Bantam patch cables
Control Surface
  • Icon Platform M+ with 8 motorized faders

The studio is powered by a Furman IT-20 II Balanced Power Conditioner, providing an ultra-low noise floor. Acoustic treatment is by GIK Acoustics.