Chris Freels and L.G.Hamilton merged their two successful studios in 2005 to form the new company and built a new three-studio recording facility. Now they work across a number of fields, from advertising and film soundtracks to full on music production, working with independent artists as well as those signed to major labels. Recent projects have included gospel singer Sandy Patti, rock band Hyperdose, country musician Justin Joslin and 10-piece retro rockers Matt Stansberry & The Romance.
The Genesys G96 has gone into their Studio A. Chris Freels explained: “It’s perfect because it’s geared towards large-scale tracking and mixing but isn’t so big that it’s unmanageable. It’s also very flexible and I love the fact that it has the classic 1073 preamps and that I can choose which type of EQ to use, the 1084 or the 88R.”
The Genesys Black has been installed in Studio B which focuses on overdub sessions and caters to more DAW clients than Studio A. Freels says it’s proving to be the perfect choice. He added: “There are other products out there which look enticing but they’re not reliable enough for a commercial facility. We own Neve outboard gear and it’s all sturdily built and sounds amazing. We and our clients knew we could trust the Neve name where others have failed. They are great to work with”.
For Chris Freels it’s been more than a business investment – it’s breathed new life into a 26-year career which had left him feeling burned out and even considering a change. He recalls the first time he tried out the Genesys after its installation.
“I pulled up a project I had been working on and started listening . . . WOW! It was the same feeling I remembered having the first time I was in a real studio. I was overwhelmed with the feeling of ’yes, this is why I got into this business’. The sound engulfed me. The Genesys is an amazing desk and the sonics and ease of mixing are exhilarating. It has brought joy to my work again”.
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