Pops On Our Hi-Fi This Week
Oct 052006


Working titles include “Bruiser”, “Little Cloud of Pirates”, and “Moon Waltz”, among many others as Pseudophone ventures back into the studio now that the Red Sun Soundroom is once again operating on all cylinders.

With the exemplary efforts of my buddy Hoby—studio design innovator, master cable dresser, and proprietor of MoonDogEast—combined with the inspiring vibe of the 75-year-old building we’ve moved into, the Soundroom’s new location is proving to be a truly motivating work environment for composer, performer, and recordist. We’ve achieved just the right balance: a space comfortable enough to feel like a living room while serving as a home for gear calibrated to laboratory specifications.

Ms M. breezes by with an eye on ambiance, the walls all Wild Manzanita. We now have comfortable furniture.

Like anyone moving into a new home, we’ll keep tweaking. Upholstery decisions will undoubtedly become of greater importance than i’d previously thought possible. We’ve also embarked on a search for the ever-elusive technician capable of handling minor adjustments and tunings for the Soundroom’s Fender Rhodes Mark III EK-10 electric piano—we’ve put our best guy on it.

The most fun thing to report, though, is just how musical this new space is turning out to be. It was recently pointed out to me how impressive the shower sounds as a percussion instrument. Things sound really good here. This was prerequisite to choosing the space, of course, but our sense of it at the time of purchase was largely instinctual. We didn’t have the B&W; monitors in here with sound pressure level meters and a tone generator. There was a lot of hand-clapping and careful listening, then it became a gut decision.

A little luck, a lot of thought, and a truckload of heart went into the arrival of the Red Sun Soundroom to its new location. It’s quite a bit like how music is made around here. Crazy trip. Arrival.

An open house is on the horizon, though a date is not yet in ink.

Contact us for directions.


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