This is being built basically in my backyard. Awesome looking.
This is serious and they are actually going to complete this in 2010? I may have to pay a visit. Nashville isn't that far from there. At first, I thought it was just someone playing too much with their drafting program and it wasn't real!
Isn't that in Charlotte? Seems like I saw a post on GS about it close to a year or so ago. Been in the works for a while it seems.
It's real. There's a studio build blog with pictures. They are starting to frame the inside already. It's located right outside Chapel Hill. I could be there in under 30 minutes.
Looks like an advocate project of a head guy at RedHat named Michael Tiemann.
This is going to be an awesome place. I love his 3D CAD work. Fantastic job. I wonder if they need someone to wire it.
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I used to live in Raleigh/NC and know the area (though maybe it's changed?). Most people around there that I know go to Nashville and pay more like $500-$800/day for great studios with quite a bit of label experience behind them. Unless he hires some serious engineers or hard sells some high budgeted clients, it will sit idle 90% of the time. No local/indie will book at $2k/day with no reputation and no historical vibe to offer.
Hey, if you have the money to burn, the studio doesn't have to make money. Not a great business model to draw quality staffing though. An expensive building just doesn't cut it anymore.
He said he has already hired a "name" engineer which will be announced soon.
But yeah, I was gung ho about this until I heard the price. Needless to say I won't be going in this studio. I estimate it would take me about 3 days to mix and I ain't paying 6k. I'd rather just mix it in Nuendo or go to Nashville if I wanted to do it on a analog console.
Though, I think he is going to try and offset Manifold side with the whole Miraverse idea. Seems like a cool idea in theory.
Sounds a bit nebulous from the site info at least. There have been many variations on the artist-development/education/"for the art" theme of for years that never took off. Hard to make up $2k/day with a lower budget model, but I wish them luck.