K-Pop is perhaps the most internationally well-known product of a South Korean music scene that has become increasingly diverse and dynamic during the last few decades.
The South Korean Government has been keen to support the growth of their independent music industry, and in this spirit has recently co-sponsored a new recording and rehearsal facility geared towards upand-coming acts that employs a Symetrix SymNet Radius 12×8 open architecture Dante-scalable DSP for audio processing and routing. AV distributor and installer Sound Solution was enlisted to work on the project, which was completed during 2014. In addition to working on elements including the safety and communication systems, Sound Solution furnished Musistance with core audio components and a Dante-based network infrastructure.
“Utilising Symetrix’ superior support for the Dante media networking technology was a key solution for this project, as there was a need to transport audio across multiple spaces and process it centrally,” explains Lisa Lee, marketing manager at Sound Solution.
“A single SymNet Radius 12×8 DSP supports a Dante network that covers five individual private studios and a main general recording room. The result is that signals can be shared quickly and easily between the different spaces – affording maximum flexibility for the musicians, producers and engineers working there.” The formidable industry reputation of the Symetrix products and SymNet Radius 12×8’s ability to adjust to future requirements through the use of SymNet xIn and SymNet xOut expanders helped inform the selection of DSP. Klark Teknik network bridges allow conversion between Dante and MADI realms, while Sound Solution also supplied beyerdynamic microphones, Denon pre-amplifiers and CD players, Midas consoles, RCF loudspeakers and Sommer cables.
“It’s an extremely well-specified studio and the owners are very satisfied with the fact that this DSP allows clients to share their works in an efficient and stable manner,” says Lee.
Located in a remodelled underground walkway in the Mapo District of Seoul, Musistance incorporates five private music studios, general recording spaces, two band practice rooms and more. In addition to music recording and rehearsal, Musistance is also regularly hired out for small-scale live performances and musical lessons.