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AUDIO DESIGN & FINISHING COMPANY 'PARTICLE' OPENS

August 8, 2006
AUDIO DESIGN & FINISHING COMPANY 'PARTICLE' OPENS 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 creative process."

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.

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