Warm Audio Opens World-Class Recording Studio at Austin, TX Headquarters
Warm Audio opens a state-of-the-art, 3,550-square-foot facility near one of the country’s fastest-growing music communities to further its mission of giving everyday musicians access to legendary sound.
Warm Studios overview with Owner Bryce Young & Designer Alex Otto
We are thrilled to announce the opening of Warm Studios, a world-class recording facility with custom-designed and expertly tuned listening and recording rooms. Built on the Warm Audio corporate campus, Warm Studios was designed by and constructed in conjunction with Alex Otto of Otto System Works. The facility features two recording spaces including Studio A consisting of a large tracking room with vaulted ceilings, two dedicated isolation rooms, and an extremely spacious control room. In addition, there is a more intimate Studio B consisting of a smaller mixing and control space complete with dedicated full-size isolation room. To complement an expansive gear list, Warm Studios features the full lineup of Warm Audio classic-inspired preamps, compressors, equalizers, microphones, guitar pedals, cables and more for achieving truly legendary sound.
“It’s always been my dream to build a recording studio that was second to none with no expense spared to ensure it was done right, and Warm Studios is that dream come true,” said Bryce Young, founder and CEO of Warm Audio. “The mission of Warm is about giving every musician and engineer access to the most unattainable and legendary gear, and Warm Studios exemplifies that vision. This studio is open for the public to book but it’s not intended as a profit center for Warm, instead it’s an extension of our mission to give musicians access to legendary sound.”
The 3,550-square-foot facility consists of two optimally-tuned listening rooms and multiple expertly-constructed recording spaces, along with lounge and lobby areas. Studio A consists of a spacious 702-square-foot control room with a 14-foot-wide, triple paned window, viewing into a 1,065-square-foot tracking room with a loft and 25-foot, vaulted ceilings. Additionally, two isolation rooms measuring 148 square feet and 123 square feet, respectively, provide flexibility for any recording situation. Studio B offers an intimate environment with a single 154-square-foot tracking room featuring direct sight lines and access to the 212-square-foot control room for uncompromising communication, functionality, and productivity. Both studios are designed around their ATC monitors and Solid State Logic AWS948 Delta consoles.
Warm Studios tour with Andrew Masters
The entire facility was expertly constructed for ultimate acoustics and isolation. Each space is built with a “room-within-a-room” construction, completely decoupled from the rest of the building and campus, protecting the studio from any outside traffic or business activities at headquarters. The isolation design consists of a six-inch concrete slab floating on a two inch isolation membrane that rests on the foundation of the building. On top of that is an isolation shelf for each of the different studios and the control room. The two isolation booths within studio A are also completely floated and independent from each other within the larger studio, The outer walls of the control rooms are eight-inch thick concrete blocks filled with sand. Giving artists and engineers a first-class experience of sound isolation and reinforcement while recording.
The design of the interior acoustics is also second to none. The very spacious Live Room A with vaulted ceilings offers pleasing reverberation - approximately 700 milliseconds - creating a nice, natural ambience. The uniquely large tracking room in Studio A was designed for ultimate functionality. With built-in absorption and custom-fitted main loudspeakers, the large room is designed to offer a consistent listening experience regardless of your location in the space. Both control rooms for Studio A and B have low frequency absorption built into the walls to allow for maximum use of the space in each room. Each isolation room in Studio A and B feature two sets of sliding glass doors for optimal separation from recordings or outside noise. This attention to detail in design delivers high-performance rooms with increased functionality and flexibility.
With a communication and production system built throughout the entire studio, Warm Studios has optimized the workflow and efficiency of each space. Each studio has a personal monitor mixing system with touchscreen control, built-in high-powered headphone amps, and video conferencing with seamless headphone communication in every room for uninterrupted workflows. With the help of this modern networked audio system, engineers are able to dial up and route individual mixes for each artist's specific preferences quickly and efficiently.
Young concluded, “Austin is becoming a music mecca for artists and engineers. We not only want to be part of the music industry by providing access to classic-inspired, legendary gear, but to participate in bringing that music to life.”