Recording Studio Designers Panel: Creative Acoustics for Modern Music Makers
Learn from today’s master designers about modern acoustic treatment and recording studio design, from the requirements of a large commercial facility to the creation of a personal home project environment. Mr. Bonzai moderates, with Russ Berger, Vincent Van Haaff, Peter Grueneisen and Andy Munro.
Mr. Bonzai, renowned recording industry journalist and author
Russ Berger, Russ Berger Design Group
Vincent Van Haaff, Waterland Design
Andy Munro, Munro Acoustics
Peter Grueneisen, FAIA NCARB, Nonzero Architecture
Peter Grueneisen, FAIA is the sole owner and principal of nonzero\architecture and a founding partner of studio bau:ton, which is now the media production facility design division of nonzero\architecture. Trained in Switzerland and in the US, he has a Masters degree in Architecture from SCI-Arc and is licensed in several states.
A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a member of the AES, he is also a licensed contractor and the owner of Greeniron Constructs, a design-build construction firm dedicated to building and equipping nonzero\architecture’s and studio bau:ton’s designs. Over the last twenty-four years he has designed and built hundreds of studios, from large-scale corporate facilities to personal home studios. He is a multiple TEC awards nominee and winner for studio design and AIA honor award winner for his architectural projects. Peter has lectured and taught at institutions in the US and abroad and he is the author of the book ‘Soundspace – Architecture for Sound and Vision’, published by Birkhauser in 2003.
Russ Berger is president of Russ Berger Design Group (RBDG) and directs the firm's design of audio recording, broadcast and television studios, residential theaters, entertainment facilities and technical learning environments for higher education. His past experience in the studio as musician, engineer and owner gives him unusual insight as a consultant into all aspects and phases of facility design.
With over 2,500 designs to his credit, Russ’ client list includes Blade Studios, Paragon Studios, NFL Network, Apple, NFL Films, Sweetwater, MTV, Ryman Theater, MasterMix, Sony Music Entertainment, Lakewood Church, Southern California Public Radio, ABC, NBC, National Public Radio, and private studios for Steve Miller, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson and John Fogerty. In recognition of his work, the industry has presented him with eight TEC Awards for technical excellence and creativity in acoustics and studio design. Russ is one of the original licensees for performing TEF measurements, and is the 2007 recipient of the Heyser Award.
Russ is past president and board member of the National Council of Acoustical Consultants (NCAC), a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and a member of AES, SMPTE and CEDIA.
Andy Munro founded Munro Acoustics in 1980 since when it has established an enviable reputation for design, research and project management in all aspects of audio and acoustical engineering. Munro co-founded Dynaudio Acoustics in 1990 and 2010 launched a design project to develop the now familiar Egg monitor speaker system. With over 1000 completed design and consultancy jobs across four continents the Munro team has a huge database of room designs and acoustic solutions.
Award-winning photographer, filmmaker and music journalist Mr. Bonzai has written over 1,000 articles for magazines in the U.S., Europe and Asia. His photos and stories have appeared in Rolling Stone, Billboard, Mix, EQ, Pro Sound News, Keyboard, Daily Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Times. He has authored seven books, including “Faces of Music” (Cengage, 2006) “Music Smarts” (Berklee Press, 2009) and “John Lennon’s Tooth” (BookBaby 2012).