John Aquilino purchased the console in September 2019. Traveling to South Africa with Ken Hirsch and several members of Thermal Relief Design’s team to decommission the console and bring it back to the US where it has been meticulously and lovingly restored by Ken Hirsch and his team from Orphan Audio.
Additionally, #5 is outfitted with the latest Tangerine automation system for GML from THD-Labs. Commissioned by TFR’s owner, THD-Labs built the Tangerine for GML specifically for TFR and #5. This system provides smooth, seamless integration of software and hardware control between the physical console and the user’s DAW of choice, streamlining workflows and allowing for instant “in-the-box”- recall on the large format console.
The physical studio was designed by John Aquilino with acoustic design by Hanson Hsu from Delta H Designs and encompasses many of Hanson’s innovative ZR technologies through out the space. The result is a room that is completely tunable to the users needs and preferences, providing for unparalleled accuracy and sonic transparency that creates a listening environment that artists, engineers and producers can trust.
Tied together with 48 tie lines, The Focusrite Room shares seven more recording areas with its sister studio, The Platinum Underground to make even more sonic options available to our clients.
The stories of the only 10 Focusrite Studio Consoles ever made. Released: Feb 20, 2014