The Control Room is app. 20 square meters and offers plenty of space for both producer, artist and engineer. The acoustics are based on the live end/dead end principle with massive bass absorption within the construction. All outboard gear is integrated in the console design, both for the sake of keeping the knobs where your ears are, and to leave the rest of the room tidy and spacious. The heart of the control room is the Chandler Mini Mixer system, an all-discrete 32-channel line mixing console, jam-packed with massive transformers. Like Mike Caffrey wrote about them in Tape Op: “My first impression was that the difference that the Mini Rack Mixer makes is bigger than the difference mastering makes. A/B’ing the result was like comparing a CD to and MP3.” Which is why you will find the Chandler Mini Mixer at folks like Brendan O’Brien, Michael Beinhorn, Tony Maserati and Michael Brauer. The mixer is hard-wired to an Aviom personal mixing system, that gives the musicians the ability to make their own mix during the recording, independently from the control room mix. A great feature, that saves a lot of time during long sessions.