Wes Lachot Design Group was recently hired to rework the acoustics in the control rooms of studios B and C at Electric Lady Studios in New York City. The studio complex, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, was originally owned by the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix. The current owner, Richard Flanzer, expressed a desire to improve the accuracy of the acoustics in these control rooms, while making as few changes as possible to the historic look of the rooms.
For Control Room B, Wes created an RPG Diffractal array in the rear of the room, as well as adding bass trapping. The ceiling and side walls were treated with strategically placed absorber panels. Wes re-tuned the custom-built soffit speakers, moving the crossover frequency out of the vocal range and smoothing out the overall frequency response.
Control Room C was treated with new acoustic panels throughout the room. Wes also reworked the crossovers to the main soffit speakers in this room.
All of the sound doors in studios A and B were retro-fitted with new sound sealing hardware (something like 20 doors) taking care of some sound isolation issues between rooms, and particularly with computer noise in Control Room A.
Included for your enjoyment along with the control-room photos are a couple of shots of the psychedelic wall murals painted by Lance Jost.