January 4, 2006


As a recording engineer, Lin has worked on numerous live sessions, recording anywhere from five piece jazz combos to full symphony orchestras. Many of his recordings can be heard on National Public Radio’s WQED in Pittsburgh.

The new digital 5.1/6.1 surround sound studio offers ADR, sound design, mixing, mastering and voiceover services, as well as live remote recording. Sonic Factory is also equipped with a lounge, kitchenette and dining area for client comfort.

Staffers include audio veterans Frank Serafine and Bruce Arledge, who both have extensive credits in both the film and television industries. Studio rentals will be handled by Tony Pretzello.

The mixing room at Sonic Factory is based around a Digidesign Pro Tools|HD 3 Accel system. The room also features a 24 channel Digidesign ProControl along with Meyer Sound HD-1 speakers for 5.1 or 6.1 surround work. Plug-ins include releases from Sony and Eventide. A TC Electronic System 6000 effect processor is also available.

The studio’s ADR room (pictured) features Pro Tools and Steinberg’s Nuendo workstation. Monitoring is made possible via Yamaha NS-10 speakers, a 32-inch ViewSonic LCD and a Polaroid 15-inch LDC TV. Microphones include a Neumann U87 and a Sennheiser MKH-60.

For mastering work, the studio has Sadie and Sequoia digital audio mastering workstations.