January 4, 2006


Producer Doug Besterman remained at Right Track/Sound On Sound for Digidesign Pro Tools editing in one of the company’s production rooms and vocal overdubs in Studio A.“Studio A509, the largest dedicated recording studio in New York City, is a favorite of feature film producers and composers,” says Right Track studio manager Donna Kloepfer. “They also enjoy our ability to follow through in our production rooms and in Studios A, B and C for a complete package of motion picture services.”

Studio A509 (pictured), Right Track/Sound On Sound’s main orchestral studio, boasts a 4,600 square-foot live room that can accommodate up to 100 musicians. The room has a 35-foot high ceiling and access to five isolation booths.The studio’s large control room is 1,000 square feet with a 16-foot ceiling and is equipped with a 96-input Solid State Logic SL 9000J Series SuperAnalogue console fitted with a modified and removable center section, custom designed by SSL to allow the board to be seamlessly reconfigured for film scoring/mixing as needed. The control room also features a Pro Tools|HD Accel system and a 30-inch Apple Cinema Display.

Studio A houses the largest live room in the 48th Street facility. By mid-January, it will be re-outfitted with a 72-input SSL 9000 J series console. The room also boasts four spacious iso booths. Engineers John Richards and Alan Silverman teamed for Disney’s Casanova, recording Alexandre Desplat’s original score in Studio A509. The 5.1 surround mix was completed in Studio C, which recently had a complete facelift and was outfitted with a 72-input SSL 9000 J.

Richards also worked on Paramount’s Last Holiday, directed by Wayne Wang and starring Queen Latifah. Right Track/Sound On Sound’s production room hosted composer George Fenton for pre-pro and writing. He moved on to Studio A509 to record the score with Richards and finished the 5.1 mix in Studio A.

For Disney’s upcoming animated feature Cars, engineer Frank Filipetti recorded and overdubbed Randy Newman’s original songs in Studio A509 and Studios A and B. The all-digital Studio B is outfitted with a 24-bit, 96k-capable Euphonix System 5 console with a 48-fader control surface.

And director Douglas McGrath’s independent feature, Infamous, checked in to record Rachel Portman’s original score with engineer Richard King in Studio A509. The 2006 release traces the relationship that develops between author Truman Capote and the “In Cold Blood” killers.