MG Sound Studios in Vienna recently hosted a 2-day workshop with famed producer/engineer and gear designer George Massenburg.
The studio complex is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and it’s newly completed facility designed by Andy Munro. Massenburg’s master class featured the live recording and mixing of top Viennese musicians, with close attention paid to microphone technique, editing, processing and mixing.
“We concentrate on a real recording project with every facet from rehearsal to final mixing,” comments Massenburg. “We’ve done a number of workshops here in Vienna, working with some of the finest musicians in the world.
“And what a treat to hold this session at the new location in this incredibly well-designed studio complex with my good friend, the co-founder and chief engineer Martin Bohm.”
MG Sound houses seven new studios equipped with the latest in digital recording systems, vintage analog gear, as well as two Solid State Logic consoles.
Studio designer Andy Munro, who designed the original facility 20 years ago, adds, “The new studio accommodates the full spectrum of audio work for records, broadcast, advertising and film. The studio and it’s highly professional team bring in an amazing range of clients from BMW to the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. And now they have Austria’s first purpose built 7.1 film mixing studio to meet the full Dolby standard for re-recording.
:There are also live rooms geared for acoustic instrumentation and orchestral film music, as well as suites for voiceover and post-production. These capabilities are unmatched in Austria, a country with a wealth of first class facilities.”
In addition to feature film mixing and broadcast projects, MG Sound recently hosted sessions for Depeche Mode, Bon Jovi, and Ryan Leslie—known as the Black Mozart. Past clients include Hans Zimmer, Bono and the Edge, the Rolling Stones, Placido Domingo, Whitney Houston, and Sarah Brightman, among numerous other international hit makers. The studio is located in the historic First District of Vienna, home to celebrated concert halls, museums, fine restaurants and luxury hotels.
The Massenburg Master Class was organized by Thomas Riedmeier of CML Studio Munich and George Massenburg Labs European representative Bernard Frings.
The following video features an interview with Andy Munro by Mr. Bonzai: