The Vault is the private recording studio for producer / engineer Kevin Sellors, located just north of Atlanta in Marietta, Georgia. It is also the musical home of producer / keys player Joey Huffman, an industry veteran who has played with artists including Matchbox 20, Lynard Skynard, CeeLo Green and Mick Jagger.
First opened in 2014, the studio has recently expanded with the addition of a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 console, fully loaded with sixteen Shelford 5052 mic preamp / inductor EQ modules and a pair of Shelford 5051 inductor EQ / compressor modules.
“We call it ‘The Vault Recording Lounge’ – I like to keep it pretty laid back. We don’t wear shoes, we have a bar…along with a pretty good collection of vintage gear,” says Sellors. “Like any audio person, I’ve heard the legend of Rupert Neve since the beginning. I’ve had the opportunity to do a couple of records on 80-series vintage consoles, and fell in love like anyone else.”
When Sellors heard about the new 5088, he knew he had to hear it – so David Lyons of Sonic Circus invited him to Nashville, TN to run a mix through a 5088. “Within the first ten seconds of hearing it, I knew the 5088 was the one. The step up to the 5088 has been a complete and total game changer for me. Recording through it has gotten me the sound I’ve been chasing my whole life. It’s sort of effortless – and it’s super flexible as well. The routing is intuitive. Wherever you’re trying to get, you can get there fast.”