Studio Spotlight | Malonic Records

Studio Spotlight | Malonic Records

Taking Immersive Audio Across The Border

Located in the industrial city of Monterrey, MX, Malonic Records is a new Dolby Atmos integrated studio that specializes in recording, mixing, and mastering. Capable of mixing in Dolby Atmos 7.1.4, Malonic Records is also outfitted with large studio monitors from Ocean Way Audio. 

Studio Designer, Electrical Engineer, and frequent Westlake Pro collaborator Horacio Malvicino of Malvicino Design Group recently took Immersive Audio across the border to Monterrey, Mexico to build a Dolby Atmos integrated studio for Malonic Records. Requiring the best immersive gear for the job, Horacio reached out to Stephen Bannister, Westlake Pro’s Enterprise Account Executive.

Getting The Gear For The Job

With a spacious live room capable of accommodating up to 10 musicians simultaneously, Malonic Records needed a large variety of equipment so they could satisfy the needs of any client that walked through their doors.

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“Between the various microphones needed to properly record a live band & orchestra and the outboard gear to support it, there were a lot of pieces we needed to source to make this studio happen,” Bannister said. “Luckily, thanks to our relationships with our vendors, we were able to get the gear within their needed time frame.”

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Variable acoustics as well as wall & ceiling diffusion are Horacio’s trademark in the studio/live room area. Additionally, to ensure maximum isolation, each room was built using a “room within a room” architecture. Finally, a private lounge and kitchen area were designed to provide maximum comfort throughout the session.

Equipment Suited For Any Client

Their diverse collection of outboard gear features everything you need to make a competitive record, including the iconic Pultec EQP-1A, and Bricasti M-10 Reverb. They also offer powerful dynamics processing tools like the Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor and Teletronix LA-2A. Their mic preamp selection includes API 512C, AMS Neve 1073, Shadow Hills Mono Gama, and Chandler Limited TG2-500. Moreover, they have a variety of 500 series mic preamps such as the Burl B1D and Lachapelle Audio 583e. To top it all off, they have the top-of-the-line Focusrite ISA 828 MKII preamp to ensure that every recording sounds its best.

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Malonic Records boasts an exceptional selection of microphones, carefully curated to produce the highest quality recordings. Their collection includes some of the industry’s most popular dynamic microphones, such as the Shure SM7B, Electrovoice RE20, and Sennheiser MD421. For condenser mics, they offer premium options like the Telefunken TF51, AKG C451b, Neumann U47, U87, and Sanken CO-100L. Additionally, they have an assortment of ribbon mics, including the highly regarded Royer Labs R-121 and SF12, as well as a Beyerdynamic M-160.

Malonic Records' Impressive Dolby Atmos Setup

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Malonic Records has an impressive Dolby Atmos setup for their monitoring, with a combination of high-end speakers and advanced processing technology. Their monitoring system includes the Ocean Way HR3.5 and Ocean Way S12A 12″ subwoofer for the ultimate low-end response. Additionally, they use the Genelec 7630A 10″ subwoofer and 8330 AP for exceptional accuracy and clarity. The Hear Tech HearBack Pro 4 Pack Dante allows for flexible and efficient communication between multiple users, making collaboration a breeze. For their processing, they use an Apple Mac Studio with a 64GB RAM, 24 Core GPU, and a powerful NTP DAD Core 256 for maximum performance. They also have the Dolby Atmos Mastering Suite and Avid Pro Tools Ultimate, along with the Avid Pro Tools HDX Core and MTRX Studio to handle any task at hand. For optimal sound quality in their recordings, Malonic Records uses the Antelope OCX-HD 768 kHz HD Master Clock, which precisely and accurately clocks their system.

Malonic Records is headed by studio owner Nicolas Mateo, with Pablo Garcia as chief engineer. Click here to learn more about the studio or book a session.

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