Mexico's newest world-class
studio where state-of-the art technology meets musician creature
If your recording
style requires a combination of vintage and cutting-edge gear and
sunny Mexico inspires you, then elcielo (just two hours aways from
the Texas border) could be the the new recording destination hot
spot for you!
studio offers an SSL 9000j console with 72 channels and a surround
system. The control room is a 842 cu ft (256m3) space with 5.1 design.
The main monitors are active Genelec 1035A (L,R,C) and 1038As set
up for surround sound.
The studio features
a 9-foot motorized screen conveniently located in front of the console
for film dates.
The main studio
or the tracking room is a large space big enough for up to 60 piece
orchestra. Amply sized ISO booths with different configurations
accommodate various acoustic needs.
The studio is
built from the ground up and designed by architect George Newborn
of studio 440. Paul. J Cox
and Gerardo Garcia were the systems integrators and the room is
tuned by Bob Hodas (Abbey
decided to build the studio, my job was to select and hire the best
team for the job and equip the rooms with the world's trusted equipment
- both analog and digital. You name it, we have it," says studio
manager/tech, Gerardo Garcia.
The studio offers
standard and some sought after gear in its outboard racks. The selection
includes and is not limited to: Mic Pre's: API, Neve, Telefunken,
Schoeps, Manley, Joe Meek and Avalon. EQ's: Neve, Schoeps, Manley,
GML, API, Focusrite, Avalon, Summit Audio, Amek. Compressors/Distressors:
La2a's , Tube tech, 1176's, Summit Audio, Amek. Mics: AKG's Neuman's,
Manley, Telefunken, plus many of the standards inluding: Shures
staff were recruited to satisfy clients' needs. "We are really
committed to give more for less," says studio manager/tech,
The motto at
elcielo may well just be: Create a harmonious and inspiring recording
environment, equip and staff it with the best, and they will come...
The owner and
staff are careful not to let technology overshadow basic musician
"Our goal is to enhance your recording experience with the
personal attention that musicians deserve," says studio owner,
focused on the comfort of the client when building the studio. We
knew that equipment, technology and installation alone would not
do the trick. We are committed with 24-7 service . Small details;
big details. We don't see the difference, we just take care of things,
so you can make and record music in a very inspirational atmosphere,"
To make your
session as pleasant as possible, the staff has gone out of their
way to provide V.I.P Services. The facility ofers 2 lounges one
with a full
kitchen, dining room and 24-7chef services .
A second lounge includes an entertainment station for DVDs, Cable
and Video games on a big screen.
Services extend to in-house transportation, waiter and food services,
assistants who can help you find and book musicians, reserve hotels
also features ample outdoor garden spaces for rest and relaxation.
are like our family, we are here to take care of them. That's our
vision, our philosophy and our way of life," says Lobo.
or studio owner, Francisco
Av. Humberto Lobo 2000, Colonia del Valle
Garza Garcia N.L Mexico. 66220