A pair of home recording enthusiasts have taken the plunge and opened a new recording studio to help local artists push boundaries with their music, thanks to the international sound of Neve.
Chris Stewart and Seth Canan combined years of experience in their local music scene in Troy, Ohio, to create Trojan City Studios, with a Neve 8424 console as the centrepiece.
The producing duo, who had both been operating their own home studios for years, decided to team up to help promote local artists by using the best production equipment to create great new recordings.
“I approached Seth with the idea of finding a space to merge our studios and incorporate a high-quality console as the centrepiece,” Stewart explains. “We are both huge fans of the classic sound that the Neve 80 series consoles produce. However, our budget did not support going after a vintage console. After narrowing down our choices, it was clear the Neve 8424 console was a perfect match for us. Being well aware of the phenomenal musicians in this area, we have made it our goal to help local artists push the boundaries with their music, and raise awareness for all the talented artists around here."
Trojan City Studios opened in January this year, and was founded on the idea that the best way to success is enabling artists to bring their sound to life with the best gear possible.
The 8424 console’s design fits the needs of the modern hybrid studio, featuring multi-DAW automation and superior connectivity to outboard gear.
Stewart and Canan also ordered the Neve 1073OPX eight-channel preamp, which would provide the studio with a total of 10 channels of 1073 preamp, including the two on the 8424 console.