Particle will consist of a
soon-to-be-completed 5.1 audio suite located in the same building as parent
company Comma Music at 320 W. Ohio Street. There will be collaboration between
the two studios, but Particle will mainly function as a separate entity.
"I've known [Comma creative
directors/composers] Larry Pecorella and Bryan Rheude for many years,"
says DeVos. "The timing was right for me to open my own business and Comma
was there to jump-start the process with infrastructure and marketing
expertise. With Particle, the goal is to create a critical listening
environment that is bright and spacious as opposed to the typical dark and
laboratory-like audio room. We are taking a different approach to the design of
the room from the look and feel of the materials to my workstation's
orientation, which places me in face-to-face contact with clients instead of
having my back to them. I think this will facilitate our interaction and
DeVos career includes having
served as senior mixer at Avenue Edit and mixer at Cutters. He is joined at Particle
by producer Alissa Jansen, formerly of Earhole and Protoculture.
Once completed Particle will feature a Digidesign Pro Tools DAW with Genelec 5.1 monitoring and a 50-inch Philips plasma screen. The studio was designed by architect John Ronan with audio design by Kierkegaard Assoc. and Steve Rudolph of A/V Media Consultants.